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Must-reads of the week

Andrew Sullivan’s impact on blogging, retiring from security journalism, and the uncertain future of The New York Times’ race beat

Culled from CJR's own stories, plus the frequently updated "Must-reads from around the Web," our staff recommendations for the best... More

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7 ways Andrew Sullivan changed blogging

From attribution to pacing, the digital crusader has been one of the most significant writers of our time

It's hard to prove for sure who invented what on the internet. Innovations spread rapidly and sometimes seem to materialize... More

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Must-reads of the week

Pro-regime propaganda in Egypt, conflicts of interest among TV doctors, and Fox News’ Megyn Kelly moment

Culled from CJR’s own stories, plus the frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best... More

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Must-reads of the week

Iran’s subtle censorship, what Genius means for music criticism, and the ritual anticipation of Fidel Castro death rumors.

Culled from CJR’s own stories, plus the frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best... More

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Must-reads of the week

On publishing the Charlie Hebdo cartoons, governments’ media censorship, and reporting on FDA approved drugs

Culled from CJR's own stories, plus the frequently updated "Must-reads from around the Web," our staff recommendations for the best... More

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Is UpWorthy moving closer to journalism?

The hiring of Amy O’Leary suggests the site may soon produce original content

Last Spring, in the midst of reporting a feature on the idealistic hit-maker UpWorthy, I asked site co-founder Peter Koechley... More

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The Interview reinforces a negative view of US journalists

The history of kidnapped journalists is filled with tragic tales of reporters being mistaken for spies

The Interview is a dangerous movie. The first victim was Sony, which had electronic files hacked in an intrusion that... More

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2014 editor’s picks

Here are a few pieces from this year worth another read

There is no business like the media business when it comes to generating lively headlines. From plagiarism to imploding start-ups... More

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Must-reads of the week

How to handle story corrections, a possible newspaper revival in Denver, and a message to journalism’s Silicon Valley owners.

Culled from CJR’s own stories, plus the frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best... More

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Must-reads of the week

The New Republic implodes, Rolling Stone’s problematic rape story, and media divergence on the Eric Garner ruling

Culled from CJR’s own stories, plus the frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best... More

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Jill Abramson’s flashpoints with the federal government

The former New York Times Executive Editor on her regrets withholding major stories

Former New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson said Wednesday that she regrets how she handled two high-profile cases where... More

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Must-reads of the week

The reignited Ferguson media frenzy, the shift from ‘internships’ to ‘fellowships,’ and a golden age of podcasts

Culled from CJR’s own stories, plus the frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best... More

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Why Serial is important for journalism

Transparency is key

The hit podcast Serial, a journalist's exploration of whether a young man was wrongly convicted of murder, breaks new ground... More

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Must-reads of the week

Virtual reality at The Des Moines Register, journalism’s plagiarism problem, and Jack Shafer on leaving Reuters

Culled from CJR’s own stories, plus the frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best... More

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Must-reads of the week

Why in-house innovation is important, how polling data can be dangerous, and evaluating ESPN’s journalistic standards

Culled from CJR’s own stories, plus the frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best... More

Virginian-Pilot journalists: Corporate management pressure is stifling coverage - “Lovers of journalism in this newsroom are pissed. It’s bad.”

Paper files public records request—and city’s response is a lawsuit - Local officials argue Montana courts should strike balance between privacy and disclosure

BBC Pop-Up reports from small town America - A small team is traveling across the United States for six months in hopes of finding underreported local stories

What game design can do for journalism - Three newly selected fellows at American University talk about the medium’s future

Timeline, an app based on ‘the history of…’ - But chronology doesn’t reveal everything


Photojournalism while pregnant (NYT Mag)

“Momentarily forgetting I was pregnant, I jockeyed for a position close enough to capture the initial moments of euphoria, hurling myself into the mix of hundreds of frenzied relatives. As the weight of men started to close in on me, I realized how vulnerable I was and started to panic.”

We should all step back from security journalism (Medium)

“It should be made clear, in law, that the tasks security reseachers do to make the net more secure and journalists do to understand and contextualize the truth for the public are not crimes”

Trust In Business And Media Is Declining, But People Have Faith In Search Engines (Buzzfeed)

People have become less trusting of major institutions, according to the annual Edelman Trust Barometer. And large majorities doubt that businesses want to make the world a better place.

With New Charlie Hebdo Cover, News Value Should Have Prevailed (NYT)

Public editor Margaret Sullivan on why the paper should have published the images.

Bloggingheads

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

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