On the same day that the Herald and Post kept the debate story off their front pages, Newsweek announced that it is abandoning print and going all-digital in 2013. Some believe that the same fate is inevitable for the print editions of newspapers. I think they are right. But whether the future is digital or paper, news judgment will be central to success. In this case, not putting the debate on the front page sent the wrong message to readers.
United States Project
11:00 AM - October 19, 2012
In Florida, debate night isn’t front-page news
Editors at Miami Herald and Palm Beach Post defend decision on Senate race coverage
Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open
The press is responsible for ignoring Bill Cosby rape allegations - Where were journalists 10 years ago when claims originally surfaced against him?
Journalism has a plagiarism problem. But it’s not the one you’d expect - Fareed Zakaria’s case highlights news organizations’ ethical grey areas
4 topics John Oliver explained more clearly than television news - The political satirist brings explainer comedy to HBO viewers
Will radio save science journalism? - WNYC will soon have a new health unit
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
“[T]here was little that justified CNN’s egocentric coverage”
“[I]n spite of all the good reasons not to use the phrase, it is still very easy to find in the US press, even in headlines”
“Right now, my immediate plan is to go to work as a lay therapist at The Intercept to bring the healing there so John Cook and Matt Taibbi can return. I have great interpersonal skills.”
“Like the US drone program itself, this deceitful media practice continues unabated”
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.