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Finding truth when reporting on disasters

The European Journalism Centre has released a guide for journalists that codifies best practices for verifying digital content while reporting... More

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Must-reads of the week

Culled from CJR’s frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and... More

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Take a deep breath before panicking over the NYT’s 2013 top 10

A much-shared article in the Atlantic last week leads with the claim that the most trafficked "story" across platforms on... More

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The Daily Telegraph fires its editor

The Daily Telegraph, one of the UK's papers of record, sacked its editor, Tony Gallagher, on Tuesday, according to multiple... More

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Must-reads of the week

Culled from CJR’s frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and... More

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Journalism shafted in NSA speech

President Obama's surveillance speech Friday morning, presumably aiming to reassure the American and global publics that the US government respects... More

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This slightly misleading headline will change the way you share this story

Though anecdotal evidence suggests that science writing is contracting, two publications recently announced that they're expanding their coverage to health,... More

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Knight News Challenge: Health winners announced

Free crisis counselling via text message, environmental health monitoring with low-cost tools, and a database that aggregates information on health... More

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Must-reads of the week

Culled from CJR’s frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and... More

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Must-reads of the week

Culled from CJR’s frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and... More

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Must-reads of the week

Culled from CJR’s frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and... More

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The 2nd-worst year for jailed journalists

Two hundred and eleven journalists are in jail around the world, the second-worst year on record since the Committee to... More

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Patch, back in the news cycle

David Carr essentially wrote the obituary for AOL hyperlocal network Patch on Monday, but rumors of AOL CEO Tim Armstrong's... More

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Must-reads of the week

Culled from CJR’s frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and... More

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Journalists: Stop falling for hoaxes

You know how it goes. You are on Twitter. You see something outrageous. You click on the link. Really, they... More

Why won’t journalists ask Bill Cosby the tough questions? - Sexual assault charges are hardly ever mentioned to the TV star

Knoxville’s alt-weekly wasn’t losing money. It got shut down anyway - Scripps pulls the plug on Metro Pulse in favor of an entertainment supplement for the local daily

Chuck Todd’s Obama book says more about the author than it does about the president - ‘The Stranger’ underscores a broader problem with the way we cover politics

Beware labeling Pope Francis a liberal - Political boxes like liberal/conservative and evolutionist/creationist miss his real significance

The Virginian-Pilot produces a breakthrough investigation amid layoffs - Reporter John Holland discusses how the story came together, newsroom cutbacks, and colleagues who cover for each other


Which media outlets use ‘illegal immigrant’? (Fusion)

“[I]n spite of all the good reasons not to use the phrase, it is still very easy to find in the US press, even in headlines”

Jack Shafer on losing his job (Capital New York)

“Right now, my immediate plan is to go to work as a lay therapist at The Intercept to bring the healing there so John Cook and Matt Taibbi can return. I have great interpersonal skills.”

On outlets that continue to call unknown drone victims ‘militants’ (The Intercept)

“Like the US drone program itself, this deceitful media practice continues unabated”

UNITY’s convention is no more (All Digitocracy)

“The organization’s board of directors decided that UNITY will no longer host the quadrennial conferences for which it had become known”

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

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