Dan Kennedy, journalism professor and MediaNation blogger, has a fantastic profile of the Christian Science Monitor and its Web-bound future in the current issue of Commonwealth magazine. (Per Monitor editor John Yemma, the outlet’s much-buzzed-about move away from daily printing “gets us in the game of being relevant. We’re online when an event is happening with the news and the analysis, and with that particular Monitor perspective. We are in the moment of the event happening, of the news breaking.”) Kennedy’s thorough reporting and analysis are packaged, thankfully, with a forward-looking, what-can-we-all-learn-from-this tone. All in all, well worth a read.
04:31 PM - January 22, 2009
Why Obama’s statement on reporters’ arrests in Ferguson is hypocritical - The president defends reporters in Ferguson, but demands compliance from James Risen
Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products
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’
First Look runs headlong into journalism’s two big problems - Growing pains at the Omidyar/Greenwald venture
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”
“Because dead men tell no tales, visitors to Père Lachaise cemetery lend their ears to Bertrand Beyern”
“The death of newspapers is sad, but the threatened loss of journalistic talent is catastrophic. If that’s you, it’s time to learn something outside the production routine of your current job.”
“Risen may be trapped in Ibsen, but Obama is channeling Orwell”
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.