Below, a compilation of news stories from 1987, when CNN moved its Atlanta headquarters from a red brick, white-columned “former country club” to a towering shopping complex. Why this? Because, I guess, CNN is 29 this year (h/t, Michael Calderone). Plus: the eighties visuals! Anchors with Pat Benatar hair, indoor smoking, “terminals and typewriters.” CNN’s slogan back then: “The World’s Most Important Network.” (Does today’s “The Most Trusted Name In News” promise more or less?)
09:23 AM - June 2, 2009
“The World’s Most Important Network”
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.