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“If I want to learn about the indignities suffered by radical Muslims, I know where to look.”

David Rohde: reporter, former captive...and Taliban sympathizer? In a section in her New York Post column entitled "Read it in... More

Max Boot’s Unusual Argument about Afghanistan

Matthew Yglesias beat me to the point, but Max Boot’s op-ed in today’s New York Times makes a really curious... More

End of the Rhode

The final installment of New York Times reporter David Rohde's gripping story of his captivity with the Taliban--in which he... More

“Tell the Sandwich Artists: This One’s on WaPo

Hear ye, hear ye, Prospective Pundits Throughout the Land! Today is the last day to apply to take part in... More

‘Political Reporters are Momentum Junkies’

At Slate, Timothy Noah wonders why The Washington Post gave prominent play to a fairly modest boost in polling support... More

CJR Encore Panel

As part of its pilot Encore fellowship program, CJR is currently hosting a panel of esteemed journalists who have successfully... More

‘Sunk to the Level of a New Yorker Article’

The New Yorker: love its high-mindedness or loathe its pretensions, the very name carries, in journalistic circles, a sense of... More

Unlikely Sources of Public Policy Decisions

After South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham co-authored an NYT op-ed with John Kerry expressing support for climate change legislation, there... More

Limbaugh Suggests NYT’s Revkin Should “Kill Himself”

There’s commentary and then there’s hateful insanity, and nobody is blurring the line between the two better than Rush Limbaugh.... More

In Which Glenn Beck Exploits…Himself

The vast majority of Glenn Beck's journalistic oeuvre can be classified under the heading of "Glenn Beck Exploits _____." And... More

“I want to pay for my online use of the New York Times…I have my credit card ready.”

Could it be that people...want to pay for news on the Web? An intriguing, if highly unscientific, survey of reactions... More

Gladwell: “Journalism Has to Get Smarter”

So Malcolm Gladwell--that maven, connector, and salesman rolled into one--has some thoughts about journalism. One of the more broad-ranging is... More

An On-the-Record Supporter of Obama’s Decision-Making

Elisabeth Bumiller has an article in today’s New York Times relaying frustration from “active duty and retired senior officers” that... More

House and Garden: The Next Generation

Behold, the era of consolidation. Andrew Hearst, contributing editor at Vanity Fair (and former editorial assistant at CJR) envisions a... More

NYT to Cut 100 Newsroom Jobs

How’s this for a grim coincidence: on the day that Michael Schudson and Len Downie Jr. lay out their vision... More

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

Des Moines Register prepares for a ‘very stressful’ newsroom restructuring - Editor Amalie Nash speaks on turnover, transformation, and a virtual reality adventure

PBS pulls ads from Harper’s Magazine after critical essay - Piece argues public broadcaster has fallen under the sway of political influence and outside money

Should all journalists be on Twitter? - Reasons to take up or forgo the 140-character platform

The Tennessean is borrowing reporters from other Gannett papers - Music columnist Peter Cooper is latest journalist to part ways with Nashville paper


High Times hits middle age (NYMag)

After 40 years, every issue still features a weed centerfold

Lawmakers on why they’re mired in place (Esquire)

Mark Warren “spoke with 90 members of the House and Senate about what’s gone so wrong in Congress. Sometimes it got a little emotional.”

My childhood friend, the ISIS jihadist (Mashable)

How a young Danish man turned extremist

What it’s like to carry a Nobel Prize through Fargo (SciAm)

“And they’re like, ‘Uhhhh. Who gave this to you?’ ‘The King of Sweden.’ ‘Why did he give this to you?’ ‘Because I helped discover the expansion rate of the universe was accelerating.’”

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