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What WikiLeaks Means: a CJR Podcast

WikiLeaks has been around for a while, but this year—beginning in April, when the site posted a video showing the... More

CJR’s New Board of Overseers

The Columbia Journalism Review, which will enter its fiftieth year in 2011, has formed a Board of Overseers to help... More

And The Winner Is

An argument for including TV news chyrons in CJR's The Lower Case feature ("headlines that editors probably wish they could... More

Pip Pip Cheerio, “Awful” Newspapers

Kevin Connolly, who has covered the USA for the BBC for the past three years, has written a Farewell, America... More

On Givhan

For some fifteen years, Robin Givhan has served as fashion critic for the Washington Post which, Stephen Colbert once observed,... More

So You Want to be a Journalist

Poor guy, all he wants to do is work for The New York Times. (With thanks to "BrooklynLee" at xtranormal.) More

Columbia J-School Speaks Out Against WikiLeaks Prosecution

In a letter to President Obama and Attorney General Holder, nineteen twenty faculty members of the Columbia University Graduate School... More

Pakistani Newspapers Fake WikiLeaks “Scoops”

The Guardian reported on Thursday that four major newspapers in Pakistan were publishing stories highly critical of the Indian government,... More

Public Media: “More Local, More Inclusive, More Interactive”

The Knight Foundation and the Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program jointly released a policy paper on Wednesday with recommendations... More

Comforting the Afflicted

From a New York Times piece today about "high-end junk-food purveyors that have popped up around Capitol Hill recently:" Very... More

Coalition to Protect Workplace Lollygaggers

Need a Monday morning study break? Try out the Political Action Committee (PAC) Name Generator, created by the Sunlight Foundation... More

Hear CJR on WNYC

CJR’s Clint Hendler was on WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show Friday morning discussing the recent release of The Paterson E-Mails.... More

What Was That?

Minutes ago the Times posted what seemed like a Julian Assange video on its T style blog—one that was protected... More

The Ongoing Burmese “Information Challenge”

Over at PBS MediaShift, Simon Roughneen has a fascinating report on the ongoing difficulties of "getting the news out of... More

From “Arab Newsrooms,” Day Two

Yesterday, Foreign Policy’s Marc Lynch and Meris Lutz at the LA Times’s Babylon & Beyond blog both took a look... More

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


Insufferable parenthetical asides, ranked (The Hairpin)

18. (strictly for the mise-en-scene)

You are now entering the demented kingdom of William T. Vollmann (TNR)

“Franzen tells a hilarious story of being a young writer in New York, meeting Vollmann, becoming fast friends, and inaugurating a draft swap. A while later, they exchanged work. Franzen gave Vollmann a dozen chiseled pages. Vollmann gave Franzen an entire novel.”

39 pieces of advice for journalists and writers of color (BuzzFeed)

“Make yourself indispensable. Dispel any rumors, however quiet, that you are just there for a ‘quota’”

Bloggingheads

Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute

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