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The Student Lounge

How State-Funded TV Stations Covered the Osama News

A look at Russia Today, Press TV, France 24, and others

Around the world, state-funded satellite TV stations—like Russia Today (RT), Iran’s Press TV, China’s CCTV, France 24 and Al Jazeera—are... More

Border Patrol

Remapping Arizona’s immigration coverage

It has been nearly a month since Arizona governor Jan Brewer signed into law Senate Bill 1070, the strictest anti-illegal... More

Rhymes with ‘Truck’

Profanity in the press: Why is it such a big fucking deal?

There’s nothing the media like more than a politician’s blunder, especially if a video clip means that the gaffe goes... More

Everyone’s the Wine Expert

Wine critics and bloggers, professional and amateur, are mixed up in a social media web

In late 2003, just as wine blogging was starting up on the Internet, Eric Arnold, currently the editorial director of... More

Hearts and Minds in Marja

If the Marja offensive was a performance as much as anything else, then where was the skepticism from the media?

About two months ago, thousands of NATO and Afghan troops rolled into Marja, a town in Afghanistan's troubled Helmand province,... More

Evidence of Things Not Seen

Georgia House Bill 1332 and the crime-scene censorship debate

Last month, lawmakers in Georgia swiftly approved House Bill 1332—called the “Meredith Emerson Privacy Act.” The bill aims to limit... More

Good Sports?

TMZ Sports: ESPN’s newest competition, or athlete upskirt shots?

When TMZ executive producer Harvey Levin announced plans last December to launch a sports offshoot of the notorious gossip site,... More

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Al Jazeera America struggles to get off the margins - A quality-first strategy faces huge hurdles

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’

Cop corruption probe sparks newspaper feud - A spiked story is at the center of a bitter fight between Philadelphia’s two dailies


The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

Bloggingheads

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

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Who Owns What

The Business of Digital Journalism

A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Study Guides

Questions and exercises for journalism students.