Jon Allsop Returns. Plus, What We’re Watching in 2023

January 16, 2023

CJR · Jon Allsop Returns. Plus, What We’re Watching in 2023


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At the start of January, Jon Allsop, chief writer of the Columbia Journalism Review’s newsletterThe Media Today, tuned back in to the news after a two-month hiatus. On this week’s Kicker, Allsop discusses what he found upon his return: a “ghost land” of a Twitter feed and a keen awareness of the “trivial” nature of much of the news. 

In conversation with Kyle Pope, CJR’s editor and publisher, Allsop also talks about what media trends he’ll be monitoring in the new year. Other CJR staffers—Pesha Magid, a Delacorte fellow; Mathew Ingram, CJR’s chief digital writer; and Amanda Darrach, a contributing producer—discuss the media issues they’re watching in a round-robin discussion with Pope. 

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What we’re watching in 2023, The Editors, Columbia Journalism Review

The Media Today is back, Jon Allsop, Columbia Journalism Review

A photojournalist who captured a horrifying photo of a family killed in Ukraine said she witnessed a ‘war crime,’ Lauren Frias, Insider

‘Fear Still Remains’: Ukraine Finds Sexual Crimes Where Russian Troops Ruled, Carlotta Gall, New York Times

Emily Russell is a CJR fellow.