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Shielding Reality

Take the time on this holiday to read SF Weekly’s fascinating and troubling look from last week at Bait Car,... More

Miss America’s WikiThoughts

You have read our own Clint Hendler on “The WikiLeaks Equation.” The Nation’s Greg Mitchell has been blogging about it... More

For Your MLK Day Viewing Pleasure

On the occasion of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Democracy Now has put together a special episode with excerpts of... More

Jerry Brown extends arms to press?

Interesting tidbit out of Sacramento today. Capitol Weekly reports that the governor’s press office, which oversees a press corps that... More

Soul-Searching at Politico

Politico columnist Ben Smith, seemingly moved by President Obama’s speech last night to reflect on his site’s coverage of the... More

McClelland in Port-au-Prince

It's been one year, as of 4:53pm yesterday, since a magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti. I highly recommend Mac McClelland's... More

An Alarming Correction in the Ventura County Star

On Monday night, a correction appeared on the website of the Ventura County Star, a Scripps newspaper in southern California.... More

You Know It’s Bad When…

In a profile last October, CJR assistant editor Joel Meares wrote of MSNBC host Chuck Todd, He is not only... More

On Haiti

It was a year ago, tomorrow, that Haiti experienced a devastating magnitude 7.0 earthquake. The AP's Jonathan M. Katz, the... More

Craig Silverman on the Biggest WikiLeaks Error: a CJR Podcast

CJR columnist Craig Silverman wrote on Friday about a very persistent—and highly problematic—error that many major news organizations have made... More

Seeing Double (the Errors)

Explaining our complicated campaign finance system is, yes, complicated. How complicated? Ask the Malveaux twins. Suzanne Malveaux is a CNN... More

Highly Caffeinated and Furious

Today’s award for “Best News Article Based on Angry Rantings In the Comments Section of the Starbucks Corporate Website” goes... More

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

The ethics of The Guardian’s Whisper bombshell - It would have been a journalistic lapse not to have told readers

Gawker: The internet bully - Nick Denton’s media empire is an intellectual online fraternity that invites people to their parties only to make them buy the booze

The Washington Post short-sells a reporter’s integrity - Steven Pearlstein smears TheStreet’s Adam Feuerstein for criticizing a biotech firm

Former Sun-Times staffers react to top reporter’s resignation - “Whereas we don’t have all the answers, we have way too many questions about what happened here”

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks


Which news org is the most trusted? (Pew)

The answer is complicated

‘My Captivity’ (NYT Mag)

An American journalist on his two-year kidnapping in Syria

FBI faked an AP story, in Seattle Times style, to catch a suspect (Seattle Times)

“‘We are outraged that the FBI, with the apparent assistance of the US Attorney’s Office, misappropriated the name of The Seattle Times to secretly install spyware on the computer of a crime suspect,’ said Seattle Times Editor Kathy Best”

How one reporter copes inside the ‘Ebola bubble’ (BuzzFeed)

“Bring gloves to give nurses you meet at clinics, even if you’re there for a story. Get small change to give to the kids who have been out of school for months and are selling ground nuts for pitiful sums on the side of road. Hell, give them candy. Violate all the principles of ostensibly good aid stewardship, because the good stewardship of the developed world didn’t get help here in time, and now everyone is dying around you.”

Bloggingheads

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

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