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No brotherly love for rival papers in Philadelphia

3 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire | Columbia Journalism Review | CBS Philly The Philadelphia Daily News reporting team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2009 for a report on police corruption and sexual assault is being accused of paying the bills of one of its key sources and allegedly encouraging her to exaggerate facts of a criminal complaint about the incident. Show More Summary

Al Jazeera America Staffers Rattled By Layoffs, Catastrophic Ratings

A year after the launch of the cable news network Al Jazeera America, layoffs, rumors of more layoffs, and catastrophic ratings have staffers rattled. Writing for Columbia Journalism Review, Dean Starkman reports on the struggles ofShow More Summary

Gilbertville : The Media Makes Too Much Positive Dan Gilbert Clickbait

last monthNews : The Newsroom

The Columbia Journalism Review takes a look at how the media covers Dan Gilbert, Detroit's downtown property mogul, and calls for more skepticism. One of main problems isn't so much reporting as...

Obama Protests the Arrest of Journalists; Many Compare to Obama's Historic Prosecution of Journalists

Obama declared on Wednesday, “Here in the United States of America, police should not be bullying or arresting journalists who are just trying to do their jobs.” The Columbia Journalism Review website was among the many – including Rush Limbaugh on the radio – who saw the hypocrisy, since President Obama is our nation’s most prosecutorial president toward journalists: read more

Columbia Journalism Review confirms what we all knew: Omidyar is editorial head of First Look Media

For months, I’ve been stating the glaringly obvious: That Pierre Omidyar, the sole investor and founder of First Look Media, has ultimate responsibility for the editorial direction of the company. In response, Omidyar and other First...Show More Summary

Why The New Yorker’s piece on trans-exclusionary radical feminists was one-sided

Writing in the Columbia Journalism Review, our own Jos Truitt has an excellent rundown of the myriad problems with Michelle Goldberg’s recent New Yorker piece on the conflict between trans-exclusionary radical feminists (TERFs) and trans women. As Jos explains, while purporting to offer a balanced take on the history, the piece was irresponsibly one-sided. Last week’s [...]

MediaWeek (V7, N31): Bezo's WaPo, Publishing a Book, BitLit, James Garner + More

These articles and a lot more are all in my 'magazine' on Flipboard.The Columbia Journalism Review takes a look at Bezo's WaPo:At the time of the sale to Bezos, Donald Graham, Weymouth’s uncle and the chairman of The Washington PostShow More Summary

Journalists Subpoenaed In Defamation Suit against ABC

Several journalists at Food Safety News and The New York Times were subpoenaed in the the latest development in the legal fight between a beef producer and ABC News, according to Columbia Journalism Review (CJR). Beef Products Inc. (BPI),...Show More Summary

COLUMBIA JOURNALISM REVIEW: Are Female Journalists Softballing Jill Abramson Because She’s A Woman?…

COLUMBIA JOURNALISM REVIEW: Are Female Journalists Softballing Jill Abramson Because She’s A Woman? Here’s the thing. I don’t begrudge Abramson the right to pick the journalists she believes will give her the warmest embrace, or will accept her terms for an interview. Why shouldn’t she do that? In this case, she’s not in the role [...]

"Eggcorn" explained

3 months agoOdd : TYWKIWDBI

Last week the Columbia Journalism Review made note of The Eggcorn Database:Eggcorns are not just misspellings, or things that make no sense, like malapropisms or crash blossoms. They do make sense...Thus we have eggcorns like “he isShow More Summary

Further to “The Case for Reparations”

Jennifer Vanasco, in the Columbia Journalism Review: … The reparations piece has broken readership records on The Atlantic’s website. When asked why, Coates said, “Racism sets people’s hair on fire,” whatever side of the political spectrum they fall on… Coates’ case is actually not just about reparations, though that’s how the article is framed. It’s [Read more...]

6,000 Journalists Refrain from Naming CIA Station Chief

4 months agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

Last weekend, a White House press report distributed to 6,000 journalists, included the name of the CIA's station chief in Afghanistan, alongside said title. On Friday, the Columbia Journalism Review reported that, "all indications suggest...Show More Summary

The New York Times and Associated Press are challenging the FAA drone ban as a violation of the Firs

4 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The New York Times and Associated Press are challenging the FAA drone ban as a violation of the First Amendment, reports the Columbia Journalism Review. Along with other media outlets, they argue that drones are crucial for documenting the news. Read more...

The Lancet Psychiatry: Promising biomarkers to predict suicide risk

In this Review, published to coincide with the launch of The Lancet Psychiatry journal, Professor Kees van Heeringen from Ghent University in Belgium and John Mann from Columbia University in the USA discuss the stress-diathesis theory...Show More Summary

Jake Silverstein Gives CJR an Exit Interview

5 months agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

Nice work, Aparna Alluri! The Columbia Journalism Review intern recently conducted a brief, informative email Q&A with Jake Silverstein for the publication’s “Exit Interview” series. Silverstein, the incoming New York Times Magazine editor, reminds with his first answer that he has a wonderful sense of humor. Show More Summary

Media: Five Reasons NYT's Homeless "Dasani" Story Didn't Win Pulitzer

1. The omission of Dasani’s last name. 2. The length. 3. The observer effect. 4. The relentless focus on narrative. 5. The risk of the “single story.” This is from a Columbia Journalism Review roundup of insiders' rationales. Read the details: Why was 'Dasani' shut out of the Pulitzers? CJR

My sources say no to Ezra Klein's Vox.

Columbia Journalism Review has this:It looks like a core editorial mission of is going to be delivering those “really good, really clear, really comprehensive online summaries” of issues in the news. And its core innovation,Show More Summary

Cities Funding Newspapers? What Could Possibly Go Wrong!

6 months agoNews : Reason

The Columbia Journalism Review relays he news that two newspapers—The Fitchburg Star, near Madison, Wisconsin; and the Winston-Salem Chronicle—have recently taken money from their respective city halls in order to stay in print. In Fitchburg,...Show More Summary

CNNers Debate: Who’s Meaner to the Other Side, Fox or MSNBC?

6 months agoNews : Mediaite

Last week, the Columbia Journalism Review released a study that found Fox News gives more airtime to liberal voices than MSNBC does to conservatives. So on Sunday, Reliable Sources' Brian Stelter invited two CNN contributors who know something about being the odd voice out in a cable...

Columbia Journalism Review Says Fox Gives Foes More of a Voice than MSNBC

The Columbia Journalism Review, which is not known for its conservative views, published an article yesterday by Alexis Sobel Fitts that credits Fox News for giving opponents more of a voice than does MSNBC: Though MSNBC has a handful of moderate conservatives—namely Morning Joe’s Joe Scarborough—Fox stands out for the prominence it awards its on-air naysayers, […]

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