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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

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

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

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

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