Just a quick note: Jeffrey Gettleman’s New York Times article from yesterday on famine in Somalia merits an appreciation. It’s unbelievably grim, but really well-explained, and most importantly, written not to be “worthy” but to be compelling—i.e., it’s devastating without being dreary. Honestly, I had it open on my screen for a few hours, because I knew I should read it but really didn’t want to. But once I got to it, it demands to be read.
02:57 PM - September 16, 2011
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What Is Russia Today? - The Kremlin’s propaganda outlet has an identity crisis
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Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
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On March 9, 1964, a unanimous Supreme Court reversed a libel verdict against The New York Times. The First Amendment, thankfully, hasn’t been the same since
“Go to any penitentiary in this nation and you will see slavery”
“Owen reached out, if only for a moment, from his shut-in world. We spoke to our child”
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.