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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

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Investigative journalism on demand

Resources for investigative reporters are increasingly thin on the ground. Which is why technologist Israel Mirsky created Uncoverage, a new... 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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Millennials: not bringing mom to interviews

I'll never forget the interview that led to my first job, as associate editor at Campus Progress (which has since... More

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ONA launches $1 million Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education

The Online News Association launched a $1 million micro-grant contest on Monday to help universities and news outlets find new... More

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An NFL flack’s non-answers

If you plan on going into public relations and want a primer on how to artfully not answer a reporter'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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CJR names new editor in chief

The Columbia Journalism School announced the hiring of Elizabeth Spayd as CJR's new editor in chief and publisher on Thursday.... More

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Redefining the resilience beat

For the first few days after Sandy hit the Northeast, journalists covered a story of destruction, unpacking all the grim... More

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Brooklyn Brewery gives freelancers a hand

With the decline of foreign bureaus, much of the reporting in conflict zones is now being done by freelancers, who... 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

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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