9:05 - We’re watching the presidential debate on CNN, which includes an “Audience Reaction” meter as a permanent chyron on the screen. Per the Reaction-o-Meter, one can track Republican, Democratic, and Independent reaction to the proceedings—via the dips and climbs of red, blue, and green lines, respectively. You can’t help but think of a heart monitor…and, so far, the candidates are flat-lining. Oh, wait: except when Jim Lehrer talks, in which case the lines actually seem to dip.
09:05 PM - September 26, 2008
Red, Blue, and Grey’s Anatomy
Who cares if it’s true? - Modern-day newsrooms reconsider their values
What Is Russia Today? - The Kremlin’s propaganda outlet has an identity crisis
And from the left…Fox News - There’s more to Fox News’ strategy of hiring liberals than creating a public boxing match
Why Skype isn’t safe for journalists - Here are some alternatives for secure voice calls to use instead
Placing a bet on USA Today - Gannett has long felt the television model could translate into print. Now it’s using its flagship paper to double down on that idea.
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
Has the identity of the crypto-currency’s inventor been revealed?
In one generation, the most popular show on broadcast has gone from targeting peak earners to targeting the average age of retirement
Lighthearted games are more popular than news articles
“Two-thirds of the op-ed columnists at America’s major newspapers are worthless”
Stunning timelapse of Yosemite National Park
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.