Four months ago, an independent review by the Columbia Journalism School concluded that Rolling Stone's November 2014 article about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia was "a journalistic failure that was avoidable." The magazine retracted the story and apologized, but publisher Jann Wenner said no one involved... More »
On Tuesday the Columbia Journalism Review published a story entitled "Why aren't There More Minority Journalists?" It's an important question, and I'm glad CJR is asking it. The statistics in the piece are pretty shocking. Between 1968...Show More Summary
Shane Smith is nowhere to be directly found in the Columbia Journalism Review’s big summer piece about Vice. Why? Well, Bloomberg View’s Justin Fox has a pretty good potential explanation: Author Chris Ip couldn’t focus on the ineffable appeal of Smith, because Smith wouldn’t talk to him. Show More Summary
Summary: The Columbia Journalism Review has come up with an interesting finding on the difference between reading on paper and on a screen – there essentially is none. That was the result for reading “a heart-wrenching true story that prompted empathy and emotional engagement.”
Print and online readers of a heart-wrenching true story display equal empathy and emotional engagement, regardless of the medium in which they read, according to a study conducted by the Columbia Journalism Review and the George T. Delacorte Center for Magazine Journalism. Show More Summary
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