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‘Put the camera down’

October 16, 2017 - 6:00am
Covering protests has become the riskiest job in journalism

Podcast: Harvey Weinstein and the media’s complicated relationship

October 13, 2017 - 4:00pm
This week on The Kicker, Pete talks with CJR Editor and Publisher Kyle Pope about our new print issue and Pope’s time as Jared Kushner’s first editor at The New York Observer. Then Meg and Karen K. Ho join the podcast to talk about how Ronan Farrow’s exposé on Harvey Weinstein ended up at The […]

The Trump Bump

October 13, 2017 - 11:00am
How covering Trump has changed the careers of some of journalism's hottest names

Fighting ‘the Gawker effect’ in the wake Weinstein

October 13, 2017 - 10:37am
I used to joke that I could wallpaper my house with threat letters during a career in which I’ve worked for publications including The Washington Post, Vanity Fair, Time, and Esquire. In every case, I’ve relied on the advice of smart lawyers to make the pieces work, and in every case, the story in question […]

The media today: Covering an unfolding crisis in Puerto Rico

October 13, 2017 - 6:44am
CNN’s Bill Weir called it “the worst humanitarian disaster I’ve covered since Katrina.” CBS’s David Begnaud took viewers inside a hospital where patients waited by candlelight. Vox estimated that the death toll in Puerto Rico is far higher than what’s been officially reported. Three weeks after Hurricane Maria made landfall on the US territory, plunging […]

Making media literacy great again

October 13, 2017 - 6:00am
A basic understanding of where news comes from is back on the syllabus as students navigate an increasingly bewildering media environment

Trump’s threats amount to a First Amendment violation

October 12, 2017 - 10:56am
Donald Trump turned his Twitter ire on NBC and the NFL this past week. But beyond just criticizing them, Trump is threatening to punish the network and the league with the government’s regulatory might. Trump tweeted on Wednesday that NBC’s broadcasting license “must be challenged” and potentially “revoked,” based on a series of NBC news […]

The 10 best days in journalism

October 12, 2017 - 10:55am
A play-by-play of what some call "the last great newspaper war"

The media today: Press autopsies of Harvey Weinstein’s ‘open secret’

October 12, 2017 - 6:50am
As the coverage of Harvey Weinstein’s downfall enters its second week, difficult questions are being asked about how he got away with abhorrent behavior for so many years. Soon after The New Yorker published Ronan Farrow’s explosive exposé featuring testimony from several women and audio of Weinstein captured during a 2015 NYPD sting, CNN’s Jake […]

A crisis of relevance

October 12, 2017 - 6:00am
Even if the media’s financial and technological problems were fixed, does the news still matter?

Fast-growing startup aims to ‘replace the sports page’

October 11, 2017 - 11:39am
Alex Mather has what he calls, with a touch of understatement, “pretty big goals” for his subscription-based sports news startup, The Athletic. “The best case is that we can really catch on,” he says, “and we can replace the sports page in every single city on the continent.” Mather and his cofounder, Adam Hansmann, took […]

The Trump Conundrum

October 11, 2017 - 11:00am
Reporters struggled with how to write about one of the most unconventional presidential campaigns in US history. A new analysis shows why.

Detroit’s first ‘chief storyteller’ on why his city needs an in-house journalist

October 11, 2017 - 8:55am
I’VE WORKED AS A JOURNALIST since I was a teenager. I started with my local paper’s high school apprenticeship program, moved on to my college newspaper for four years, and ultimately working at various publications, most recently as the editor of BLAC Detroit Magazine. But I’ve had to explain my work as a journalist more times […]

The media today: The tip of the Russian iceberg

October 11, 2017 - 6:48am
With every week that goes by, the extent of Russian involvement in American political life seems to deepen. This past week, Jonathan Albright, research director at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism, shed light in The Washington Post on the reach of Russian posts on Facebook, and the range of other sites touched by the foreign […]

The Trump-Russia memos

October 11, 2017 - 6:00am
A graphic account of the so-called "dossier" that had the media world buzzing

Inside Politico’s new London newsletter

October 10, 2017 - 3:48pm
Jack Blanchard doesn’t get much sleep. As the editor of Politico’s new Playbook newsletter in London, it’s his job to distill the daily developments, media talking points, and gossip in UK politics before he sits down for breakfast. It’s a doubly tiring exercise at the moment: Blanchard is still working out how to calibrate a […]

Behind the story: ‘Colin Kaepernick has a job’ by Rembert Browne

October 10, 2017 - 2:31pm
Before an otherwise unremarkable preseason game in August 2016, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat quietly on the sideline bench while his teammates stood for the National Anthem. The protest movement launched by that decision has since engulfed the national conversation surrounding the NFL, spread to other sports, and drawn attacks from the president. […]

The problem with ONA

October 10, 2017 - 12:21pm
About 3,000 journalists gathered in Washington, DC this weekend to contemplate the future of journalism. A $989 ticket for non-members of the Online News Association, or $659 for members, bought you access to a Google News espresso bar and three days of panel discussions on technology and journalism. The annual conference was blissfully free of […]

The victims of fake news

October 10, 2017 - 10:58am
Conspiracy theories thrive online, but their consequences are real. Just ask these people.

The media today: Jemele Hill and the perils of social-media commentary

October 10, 2017 - 6:16am
A month after finding herself embroiled in a controversy that reached the White House, ESPN SportsCenter anchor Jemele Hill has been suspended two weeks for what the company calls a second violation of its social media policies. The offending statements concerned a possible boycott of Dallas Cowboys advertisers in response to owner Jerry Jones’s threat […]