Saturday, August 30, 2014. Last Update: Fri 2:45 PM EST

The Kicker

girlfriday.jpg

Required skimming: ladyblogs

This month, CJR presents "Required Skimming," a daily miniguide to our staffers' beats and obsessions. If we overlooked any of... More

ombosauce.jpg

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

Movie Night Popcorn_AP.jpg.jpg

Required skimming: film criticism

This month, CJR presents "Required Skimming," a daily miniguide to our staffers' beats and obsessions. If we overlooked any of... More

MRI.jpg

Required skimming: the brain and behavior

This month, CJR presents "Required skimming," a daily miniguide to our staffers' beats and obsessions. If we overlooked your favorite... More

mylittlepony.jpg

Required skimming: the neat-o list

This month, CJR presents “Required Skimming,” a daily miniguide to our staffers’ beats and obsessions, ranging from finance to food.... More

toytruck.jpg

Required skimming: transit and urban development

This month, CJR presents "required skimming," a daily miniguide to our staffers' beats and obsessions. If we overlooked any of... More

syria.jpg

Required skimming: Syria and Egypt

This month, CJR presents "Required skimming," a daily miniguide to our staffers' beats and obsessions. If we overlooked your favorite... More

waposold.jpg

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

Flag_of_Canada.svg.png

Required skimming: Canada

This month, CJR presents "Required Skimming," a daily miniguide to our staffers' beats and obsessions. If we overlooked any of... More

patch.jpg

Some background on Patch

Top brass at AOL's hyperlocal network, Patch, have been saying since at least the beginning of 2013 that they aim... More

Star Wars Trio_AP_resized.jpg.jpg

Required skimming: pop culture podcasts

This month, CJR presents "Required Skimming," a daily miniguide to our staffers' beats and obsessions. If we overlooked any of... More

Momofuku.jpg

Required skimming: hipster food quarterlies

This month, CJR presents "Required Skimming," a daily miniguide to our staffers' beats and obsessions. If we overlooked your... More

Red_copyright.svg copy.png

Required skimming: privacy and intellectual property

This month, CJR presents "Required Skimming," a daily miniguide to our staffers' beats and obsessions. If we overlooked any of... More

WaPo.jpg

Legacy media musical chairs

What a weekend. The news that the New York Times Company-owned Boston Globe was sold to Red Sox owner John... More

bmanning.jpg

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

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Al Jazeera America struggles to get off the margins - A quality-first strategy faces huge hurdles

Finding James Foley - This 2013 story takes a look at GlobalPost’s search for the photojournalist

Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Staff compete for fewer jobs; ‘readers become the assignment editor’

Cop corruption probe sparks newspaper feud - A spiked story is at the center of a bitter fight between Philadelphia’s two dailies


The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

Bloggingheads

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

  • If you like the magazine, get the rest of the year for just $19.95 (6 issues in all).
  • If not, simply write cancel on the bill and return it. You will owe nothing.

Who Owns What

The Business of Digital Journalism

A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Study Guides

Questions and exercises for journalism students.