Summary: Who or what is shaping your communication environment? How about algorithms, the mathematical computations that lead us around the web? Get a better understanding of them from a Columbia Journalism Review article, “Who’s afraid of a big bad algorithm?” It’s great for weekend reading.
Columbia Journalism Review: At one Virginia paper, coders and reporters unite to make sense of government data News organizations are increasingly learning the value of having staffers skilled in data analysis and coding to help build quality articles, but finding employees with these kinds of skills has proven difficult. Show More Summary
Summary: The Columbia Journalism Review has an article inspired by Jacob Riis, the 19th century documentarian of New York City tenement living, on “Journalism and the power of emotions.” It’s actually a piece about empathy and identifying with others. While I’ve yet to read it fully, it looks highly pertinent to PR people, too.
The May issue of GQ magazine features one of the most in-depth profiles to date of Mediaite favorite Don Lemon, who is both one of CNN's fastest-rising stars and one of the Columbia Journalism Review's worst reporters of 2014.
On Wednesday, the Columbia Journalism Review published an article by Beijing-based freelance journalist Justin Heifeitz. The piece, titled “Pork, Bullets, and the Dismal State of Journalism in Thailand,” details Heifetz’s struggles at the paper in 2013-14, which included the threat of a defamation lawsuit from a Navy rear admiral. Show More Summary
Sunday, the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism released its report on the journalistic catastrophe that was Rolling Stone's "A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA," an article detailing anShow More Summary
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A fraternity at the University of Virginia announced Monday that it will “pursue all available legal action” against Rolling Stone, saying a Columbia Journalism School review shows the magazine acted recklessly and defamed its members by publishing an article that falsely accused them of gang rape. Show More Summary
It’s natural for journalists to search for a better way to cover rape after Columbia Journalism Review issued an extensive report on how thoroughly Rolling Stone botched its reporting of an alleged gang rape of
The Columbia Journalism Review's examination of Rolling Stone’s since-retracted report of an alleged rape at the University of Virginia is, on its own terms, a masterpiece of forensic meta-journalism. CJR has expertly deconstructed the methodological failure that led Rolling Stone to publish a report rife with easily verifiable falsehoods. And... More »
Good morning. Here are 10 media stories. When an apology isn’t enough These headlines capture the reactions to Rolling Stone's decision to keep everyone on board after Columbia Journalism School's review of all that went wrong with "A...Show More Summary
On the heels of the Columbia Journalism Review’s blistering investigation that found Rolling Stone failed in its “reporting, editing, editorial supervision and fact-checking” of its explosive 2014 report about an alleged gang rape on the University of Virginia campus, journalism experts are weighing in on the case.
Columbia Journalism School Dean Steve Coll and Dean of Academic Affairs Sheila Coronel sat down for an interview with Columbia Journalism Review Editor Liz Spayd to discuss the school’s report on Rolling Stone’s story of a campus rape. Show More Summary
Magazine's story about alleged gang rape called "defamatory" by Phi Kappa Psi; Columbia Journalism review cites "avoidable" failures
Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism on Sunday night published its report on its months-long investigation into Rolling Stone's story of an alleged rape at the University of Virginia. The scathing review highlighted multiple...Show More Summary
Sheila Coronel and Steve Coll talk about Columbia Journalism School’s review of Rolling Stone’s story. (Screen shot) The authors of Columbia Journalism School’s Read more
The Columbia Journalism School has published their report on what went wrong in Rolling Stone‘s article on rape at UVA last year. The long and damning investigation concludes: Rolling Stone‘s repudiation of the main narrative in “A Rape on Campus” is a story of journalistic failure that was avoidable. The failure encompassed reporting, editing, editorial supervision […]
The Columbia Journalism Review has completed their investigation into Rolling Stone‘s reporting and editorial practices in their story about a gang rape that allegedly occurred at the University of Virginia, and has concluded that the story — which Rolling Stone has officially retracted — is one of “journalistic failure that was avoidable.” These failures, according […]
Following the release of its external review of Rolling Stone's discredited campus rape story, the Columbia Journalism School will host a live event on Monday to discuss its findings.
[Content Note: Sexual assault.]Yesterday, the Columbia Journalism Review published a comprehensive report on the failures of Rolling Stone's story on the reported gang rape of a University of Virginia student known as Jackie. It is a...Show More Summary
Good morning. Today, I’m devoting the newsletter to Columbia Journalism School’s review of Rolling Stone’s “A Rape on Campus.” The newsletter will be back to its normal format tomorrow. ‘An anatomy of a journalistic failure’ The report,...Show More Summary