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Columbia Journalism Review Isn't Going Anywhere, Editor Vows

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 10.15.2015 | Media

The Columbia Journalism Review's editor-in-chief has been busy this week assuring readers of the half-century-old magazine that it is ...

Columbia Journalism Review Cuts Print Back To Twice Yearly

Columbia Journalism Review | Gabriel Arana | Posted 10.14.2015 | Media

In an effort to better align our resources with our mission, we have decided to significantly boost our investment inColumbia Journalism Review&r...

Ambush in the Public Interest

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.28.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In an online Denver Post op-ed, I urged reporters to seek out and interview hiding politicians. I gave some recent examples, like Rep. Mike Coffman hiding from reporters after he said he isn't sure Obama is an American. On Twitter, former CU regent Tom Lucero, a Republican, told me I left out instances of Democrats hiding from reporters.

CJR: 'Serial' Takes A Page From The 19th Century

CJR | Nathan McDermott | Posted 03.09.2015 | Media

One of the most fascinating aspects of the Serial podcast craze has been the amount of audience interaction with the story, a novel phenomenon for tod...

Ann Friedman: Can Serious Journalism Bring In The Clicks?

Columbia Journalism Review | Ann Friedman | Posted 03.02.2015 | Media

In his editor’s letter this week announcing a redesigned New York Times Magazine, one with much more digital content and a podcast tie-in, editor Ja...

How to Restore Trust in News

Craig Newmark | Posted 03.25.2015 | Media
Craig Newmark

It's hard to trust the news overall when many major stories are ignored by news outlets. It's hard to trust the news when the press does so little fact-checking.

Nothing Is Sacred

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

Neither public servants nor clergy nor holy books nor heroes are infallible. Battling obscurantism does not mean we are saints of any kind. It means we will not accept a tyrant's bogus paradise, and are free to form our own words and images and make up our own minds.

A Trustworthy Press Is the Immune System of Democracy

Craig Newmark | Posted 01.19.2015 | Media
Craig Newmark

Do your best to get it right. If you do, great. If you don't, admit you got it wrong, fix it, even if hard, and try harder next time. And we should reward journalists and press outlets that are practicing good, honest journalism.

Brooklyn Startup Will Insure Freelance Journalists In War Zones

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 11.05.2014 | Media

Storyhunter, a Brooklyn-based startup aimed to connect freelance foreign correspondents with news organizations around the globe, launched the beta ve...

Aaron Kushner's Latest Cuts Raise Serious Doubts About His Orange County Venture

Dan Kennedy | Posted 08.04.2014 | Media
Dan Kennedy

If you're going to make an audacious bet on the future of newspapers, as Aaron Kushner did with the Orange County Register, then it stands to reason that you should have enough money in the bank to be able to wait and see how it plays out.

How Does Fox News Treat Liberals?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 03.09.2014 | Media

What's it like to be a liberal pundit on Fox News? A conservative commentator on MSNBC? This Sunday, Sally Kohn and Ben Ferguson tried to get to the h...

Does Aaron Kushner Have Enough Money to Go the Distance?

Dan Kennedy | Posted 03.23.2014 | Media
Dan Kennedy

Has Orange County Register owner Aaron Kushner run into nothing more than a bit of turbulence from which he can recover?

Tough Times At Columbia Journalism Review

Capital New York | Azi Paybarah | Posted 05.10.2013 | Media

In media, there are big fish and little fish. Which is why the appointment of Cyndi Stivers as editor-in-chief of didn't create a lot of noise...

Leading Media Critic Calls out Denver Post for Not Correcting Coffman's Medicare Scare Tactics

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.16.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The Columbia Journalism Review scolded the Denver Post's Kurtis Lee last week for not doing something that I had complimented Lee for doing just a couple months before.

Fareed Zakaria's Plagiarism: Even Worse Than It Looks

Jim Sleeper | Posted 08.10.2012 | Media
Jim Sleeper

Zakaria is a trustee of Yale, which takes a very dim view of plagiarism and suspends or expels students who commit anything like what he did. If the Yale Corporation were to apply to itself the standards it expects its faculty and students to meet, Zakaria would have to take a leave or resign.

Kristen And Robert: A Hot Tale Of Betrayal Or The Inevitable End Of Chilly Vampire Love?

Liz Smith | Posted 09.29.2012 | Celebrity
Liz Smith

I suppose it is an indication of how pallid are the personalities of Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, that the current "scandal," involving Miss Stewart engaging in a little make-out session with her married "Snow White and the Huntsman" director Rupert Sanders, has left me as cold as the undead.

When Liberals Attack - Social Security: Drum v. Lieberman

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 07.02.2012 | Media
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Social Security benefit cuts would hurt millions of disabled and elderly people. And clear-eyed historians of the future won't just point their fingers at radical right-wingers. They'll also cite collaborators in the Democratic Party.

Jason Linkins

Bad Social Security Journalism Causes Mass Misunderstanding Of Social Security, Apparently | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.18.2012 | Media

Columbia Journalism Review's Trudy Lieberman has written a lengthy lamentation on the state of our Social Security journalism, and finds that the media has performed a "dubious role" in shaping the debate over the program. "Dubious" in that media outlets have done a pretty awful job doing "journalism." Moreover, bad journalism begets bad information begets bad decisions. This is why it's so appalling when journalists get marginal tax rates wrong -- people turn down raises. And then, the guy from Politico writes about how everyone in America is stupid. But the fish rots from the head!

Woe Is Wall Street

Yvette Kantrow | Posted 05.13.2012 | Business
Yvette Kantrow

The truth is, for an eyeball-hungry media, it's a lot more fruitful to make fun of the rich than to dig into the real and pressing problems of the poor. Schadenfreude beats empathy every day.

Losing the Count: Gender Disparity in the Mainstream Media

Erin Siegal McIntyre | Posted 05.07.2012 | Media
Erin Siegal McIntyre

In 2011, the number of articles published by women in top thought-leader magazines was significantly less than the number of articles published by men.

Starkman on the Decline of Business Journalism

Robert Teitelman | Posted 03.14.2012 | Business
Robert Teitelman

We can all agree that business journalism can be improved. I have my own kit bag of concerns and fears. But Dean Starkman seems to suggest that reforming journalism shouldn't be all that hard -- that it's really a matter of realizing what's gone awry.

Undaunted, Octavia Nasr Tweets to New Heights

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.04.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

As a reporter and editor who dealt extensively with conflicts around the world, Nasr's learned countless lessons. After her Twitter flap, she became a non-person on CNN's blogosphere.

Jason Linkins

How To Cure Modern Campaign Coverage | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.02.2011 | Media

Instead of the current format for campaign reporting, in which reporters are dispatched to cover candidates and then return to measure the responses of Americans, reporters should instead be dispatched to cover America and force the candidates to follow.

Bipartisan Senators Indict Wall Street, Media Yawns. Six Guys Push Stale Deficit Hype, Media Goes Wild

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 06.18.2011 | Media
Richard (RJ) Eskow

It should have been the lead story from coast to coast: A bipartisan panel of senators released a damning report that slammed bankers, regulators and ratings agencies. Yet the media responded with a collective yawn.

Fasten Your Seatbelts and Turn on Your Magazines

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

According to Innovations in Magazines 2011 World Report, Singapore Airlines converted three of its publications to digital in July 2010 when two Boeing 777-300ERs began offering the new version in non-paper form.