Columbia Journalism Review
A push for diversity encounters resistance at The Wall Street Journal
June 26th, 2017, 06:14 AM
When it comes to news coverage of diversity in the workplace, The Wall Street Journal’s sterling reputation is frequently on display through the work of its reporters. A recent byline from Georgia Wells dove into Google’s labor dispute over lack of opportunity and unequal treatment of women and minorities. Harriet Torry’s recent dispatch from Washington […]
Media opposes right-of-publicity bill: ‘an attack on the First Amendment’
June 26th, 2017, 06:14 AM
The hasty effort in New York to pass a right-of-publicity bill ended—for now—last week after the state assembly sponsor pulled his bill and the senate appeared unwilling to advance its own version until the assembly acted. Media organizations had opposed the legislation: The National Press Photographers Association said the assembly bill would “unconstitutionally deprive” its […]
Report on addiction treatment shortages now—not once a health bill passes
June 26th, 2017, 06:14 AM
CJR recently invited contributions from journalists whose work focuses on the healthcare challenges specific to their communities. We asked each reporter the same question: “As the nation anticipates passage of the Better Care Reconciliation Act, what are the health stories that are most urgent for journalists to tell in your region?” As the Senate moves […]
New CJR podcast with legendary interviewers
June 23rd, 2017, 06:14 AM
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Q&A: Sam Sanders on his new NPR show, audience engagement, ‘going off script’
June 23rd, 2017, 06:14 AM
Sam Sanders is on a mission: to go beyond the headlines. His new NPR talk show, It’s Been a Minute with Sam Sanders, covers what’s happening and also tries to understand how it makes people feel. As one of the original co-hosts of the NPR Politics Podcast, Sanders broke down the 2016 election cycle for […]
Tracking a journalist’s killer
June 23rd, 2017, 06:14 AM
On the morning of July 20, 2016, Ukrainian journalist Pavel Sheremet left his apartment in central Kiev, stepped into his car, and began his morning commute. Security footage from that day shows Sheremet, in a red Subaru, inching toward an intersection. Suddenly, the car jerks back as a fiery explosion rips through the front seats. […]
Podcast: The journalist and the arms dealer
June 23rd, 2017, 06:14 AM
On the latest episode of The Kicker, we run through some of the media stories we at CJR are watching this week, including the push for unionization at digital media outlets and a new attempt by NPR to reach younger audiences. Then, I talk to CJR Managing Editor Vanessa Gezari, a former foreign correspondent, about how a […]
Covering America’s ‘testing ground’ for responses to drug use, HIV risk
June 23rd, 2017, 06:14 AM
CJR recently invited contributions from journalists whose work focuses on the healthcare challenges specific to their communities. We asked each reporter the same question: “As the nation anticipates passage of the Better Care Reconciliation Act, what are the health stories that are most urgent for journalists to tell in your region?” As the Senate moves […]
Telling stories that show ‘real life-or-death consequences’ of health care bill
June 22nd, 2017, 06:14 AM
THE BETTER CARE RECONCILIATION ACT—the Senate GOP’s version of the American Health Care Act—may be the most anticipated and least understood piece of legislation put forth by Republican lawmakers under the Trump Administration. Editorial boards around the country have criticized the secrecy surrounding the bill’s conception—as “detestable” and “unhealthy” and “too much.” Newsrooms have an obligation to […]
Q&A: Ira Glass on structuring stories, asking hard questions
June 22nd, 2017, 06:14 AM
A great interview is one of the journalist’s most powerful tools. For the next five weeks, the Columbia Journalism Review and MaximumFun.org will broadcast conversations with some of the world’s greatest interviewers. Hosted by NPR’s Jesse Thorn, the podcast, called The Turnaround, will examine the science and art of journalism. This first episode features Ira […]