In the movies, a wall covered in newspapers typically signals a serial killer or obsessive stalker. But, thanks to designer Lori Weitzner, newsprint-covered walls now say chic and eco-friendly. Weitzner’s new wallpaper called “Newsworthy” is made from recycled newsprint and runs at $125 per yard, says a New York Times blurb on her work. Meanwhile, Weitzner’s website warns: “This is newspaper, a recycled handmade product that is inconsistent. Please note graphics and color will vary throughout rolls and from roll to roll.” Custom orders are available, so if you want your Pictures of Goats section up on your wall, order now.
10:24 AM - April 9, 2010
From Newspaper to Wallpaper
Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination
Gawker’s so-far successful experiment in making office chats public - Are group chat rooms a waste of time or essential to running a modern newsroom?
A new course in video games journalism - As an art form grows up, can the critics keep pace?
On the NSA, a White House credibility problem - The AP report on the destruction of The Guardian’s hard drives is just the latest evidence that reporters can’t trust the Obama administration on spying claims
Long all-volunteer, Guernica Mag looks toward paying its contributors - The 10-year-old online mag hired its first full-time employee and is launching a second Kickstarter
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
“Make yourself indispensable. Dispel any rumors, however quiet, that you are just there for a ‘quota’”
Nate Silver drills into the numbers
“A single page in a glossy magazine could be discounted by more than half its open rate and still get an effective CPM of about $70. Online display ad CPMs average under $3”
With the relaunch comes the archive
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.