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Survey: Despite Media Attention, Newsrooms Not Ready to Deal With Workplace Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment in media workplaces has made big news, but those who manage America’s newsrooms are not ready to talk about it, according to a recent survey from the Columbia Journalism Review. CJR, which is operated by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, designed separate surveys for reporters, freelancers and human resources executives and other […]

Spirited Media lays off staff, capping off a rough week for local news

Spirited Media, one of the recent bright spots in local media, suddenly looks a lot more dim. The company laid off staff at all three of its local publications last week, Corey Hutchins at Columbia Journalism Review reported late Friday. Denverite, which Spirited Media acquired earlier this year, lost two reporters and its engagement editor...

True Tragedy

“The way this propaganda works is you take something insane and wrap it in a little bit of truth, and then all those people swallow it because it’s wrapped in a little bit of truth.” Columbia Journalism Review talks to the victims of fake news, from Sandy Hook parents to election overseers. Also worth thinking […] The post True Tragedy appeared first on The Millions.

Looking for improbably frequent lottery winners

After hearing the story of reporter Lawrence Mower, who discovered fraudsters after a FOIA request in Florida, a group for the Columbia Journalism Review and PennLive looked to expand on… Tags: lottery

CJR Urges Media to Hype Climate Change in Harvey Stories

Columbia Journalism Review says journalists should continue tying climate change to Hurricane Harvey. The Soros-funded liberal publication of Columbia University’s journalism school said that although that strategy can be perceived as...Show More Summary

FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF “DO AS WE SAY AND NOT AS WE DO”: The Columbia Journalism Review today points…

FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF “DO AS WE SAY AND NOT AS WE DO”: The Columbia Journalism Review today points out that newsrooms are failing at the hiring diversity that their Op/Ed pages demand from everyone else: According to the study, minority individuals (black, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, or other) accounted for one person on the 11-person […]

A lefty buzzword has become Scaramucci's "favorite" word, and the Columbia Journalism Review endeavors to explain it to us.

Do you know the word? Had you noticed Scaramucci relying excessively on any particular word )or words)?The word is "binary."Now, when I first saw — in "The meaning behind Scaramucci’s favorite word" — that the word was "binary," I thought it must be that Scaramucci is using it to destablize a question. Show More Summary

Media law roundup

5 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

More on broad “right of publicity” bill in New York legislature [Jonathan Peters, Columbia Journalism Review; earlier] “Court Orders Man Who Sued News Orgs For Clipping His Facebook Video To Pay Everyone’s Attorney’s Fees” [Timothy Geigner,...Show More Summary

Journalism After Snowden: essays about a free press in a surveillance state

6 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Journalism After Snowden: The Future of the Free Press in the Surveillance State is a new essay collection from Columbia Journalism Review Books with contributions from Ed Snowden, Alan Rusbridger (former editor-in-chief of The Guardian);...Show More Summary

CJR Has a Pair of Tracking Projects

With no signs of an easing of the frenetic pace of news any time soon, it takes organization to prevent every item from slipping past in a stream that loses meaning with each accumulating story. Columbia Journalism Review is keeping tabs on two separate issues by tracking and recording related developments for each. In one,...

A free press: The fourth estate

7 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

This spring, Jonathan Peters took a look at the trickle-down impact of President Trump’s aggressive war on the media for the Columbia Journalism Review. So far, Trump’s attacks on the national media have resulted in increased readership,...Show More Summary

Local news may not be getting a Trump bump

The latest print issue of the Columbia Journalism Review focuses on local news. The publication is posting the articles online throughout May. Some digital tidbits: — As part of a survey of 420 journalists at small (circulation under 50,000) local newspapers across the country (written for Columbia’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism), Christopher Ali and...

USA Today loses 5.8 million Facebook likes, USA Today Sports and For The Win also hit

8 months agoSports : Awful Announcing

Facebook is a key platform for most publishers these days, and one publisher there appears to have been hit harder than anyone else in a recent bot purge. That would be USA Today, which the Columbia Journalism Review reports lost anShow More Summary

Dear Public Editor: What Are You Doing?

Say what you will about the headdesk-inducing columns of the New York Times’ public editor, Liz Spayd, but don’t say she didn’t warn us. Spayd, a former editor of the Columbia Journalism Review and managing editor of the Washington Post,...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: When will media quit treating ex-CIA chief Hayden as arbiter of truth?

8 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Trevor Timm at the Columbia Journalism Review writes—Stop treating former CIA chief Michael Hayden as an arbiter of truth: ON THE SUBJECT OF DONALD TRUMP   and his relationship with intelligence agencies, there’s one commentator you are bound to see quoted more than anyone else: Michael Hayden, the former NSA chief and CIA director under George W. Show More Summary

Yanara Friedland’s Uncountry: A Constant Move Between the Real & the Mythical

Writer, translator, and Asymptote editor-at-large Poupeh Missaghi reviews Yanara Friedland’s Uncountry: A Mythology (Noemi Press, 2016) for EuropeNow, an online journal published by the Council for European Studies (CES) at Columbia University. Show More Summary

'The Final Word' On The Oxford Comma, As Decreed By Columbia Journalism Review

9 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"Newspaper style has long been to omit that final comma. But every stylebook that allows omission of the Oxford comma includes a caveat, often forgotten: Once the sentence moves beyond a simple series, that comma might be necessary for clarity."

Charts of the Day: Breitbart Takes Over the Right

The Columbia Journalism Review put up a bunch of cool charts a few days ago. First up, here's the Twitter ecosystem during the presidential campaign: On the right, there's one site that dwarfs everyone else: Breitbart News. Even Fox News is only a fraction the size. Show More Summary

Columnist: Trump an Enemy of the Media, Just Like Hugo Chavez

Almost fifteen years ago, South Park paid tribute to a trailblazing animated TV series by calling an episode “The Simpsons Already Did It.” According to Columbia Journalism Review columnist Joel Simon, regardless of the current hubbub...Show More Summary

Trump's mental health: 'The elephant in the room'

As psychologists and psychiatrists continue to warn about President Trump's mental health, the Columbia Journalism Review called Trump's mental health "the...

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