What’s it gonna be? Your money or your life, Chris Matthews? The question raised by the slowly mounting calls (suggestions?) for MSNBC’s Chris Matthews to pursue political office or punditry but not both (Matthews is reportedly looking into running in Pennsylvania, as a Democrat, for the U.S. Senate) is: What would be lost if Matthews took off his Hardball hat and threw it into Pennsylvania’s political ring? Is there someone else at MSNBC who could provide the rubbernecking-like anticipation of Foot-in-mouth-prone pundit reacting to breaking news involving persons other than white males; What might slip out this time? (Not to mention the rubbernecking-like anticipation of Two-left-footed pundit dancing with Ellen DeGeneres; What might slip up this time?)
11:06 AM - December 3, 2008
Chris Matthews: Choose Or Lose?
Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open
The press is responsible for ignoring Bill Cosby rape allegations - Where were journalists 10 years ago when claims originally surfaced against him?
Journalism has a plagiarism problem. But it’s not the one you’d expect - Fareed Zakaria’s case highlights news organizations’ ethical grey areas
4 topics John Oliver explained more clearly than television news - The political satirist brings explainer comedy to HBO viewers
Will radio save science journalism? - WNYC will soon have a new health unit
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
“[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”
“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.”
“Like the US drone program itself, this deceitful media practice continues unabated”
“The organization’s board of directors decided that UNITY will no longer host the quadrennial conferences for which it had become known”
Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.