Columbia Journalism Review
WNYC supporters waver amid harassment crisis
December 15th, 2017, 01:33 PM
Thursday night, in a ballroom at the Hilton in midtown, Naomi Tarantal stepped up to the microphone. It was a bit after 6 pm. She had been waiting close to an hour and a half for the opportunity. With equal parts concern and frustration, the lifelong New Yorker and longtime WNYC listener (and sustaining member) […]
Simeon Booker was a leader among early, unheralded reporters on race
December 15th, 2017, 01:33 PM
Journalist Simeon Booker consistently broke barriers in a career that spanned more than 60 years. He was the first full-time black reporter for The Washington Post. He was the first black correspondent to cover the Vietnam War. He also covered 10 US presidents, from Dwight D. Eisenhower to George W. Bush (Take note, Jeopardy!). But […]
Strange chyrons in local news
December 15th, 2017, 01:33 PM
In this week’s lower case, we have regrettable chyrons! Images courtesy of PeopleofLocalNews.tumblr.com. https://peopleoflocalnews.tumblr.com/post/168571071536/ht-gyrateplus-on-twitter https://peopleoflocalnews.tumblr.com/post/168322682423/late-breaking-pizza https://peopleoflocalnews.tumblr.com/post/167338811867/ive-had-worse https://peopleoflocalnews.tumblr.com/post/168009620393 https://peopleoflocalnews.tumblr.com/post/167767397754 Want to see more regrettable headlines? Check out the Lower Case archives. Have a news flub you want to share? Snap a photo and email it to editors@cjr.org or tweet it to us @CJR. ICYMI: The bombshell Trump story published last summer that everyone […]
The media today: A day of shake-ups in the media world
December 15th, 2017, 01:33 PM
A blockbuster acquisition, succession at the nation’s most influential newspaper, and a decision that could signal the end of the internet as we know it. Thursday provided a bevy of news that will have far-reaching implications on the media landscape. The day began with news that Disney had reached a deal to purchase most of […]
Podcast: The New Yorker’s ‘Cat Person’ and ties between journalism and fiction
December 14th, 2017, 01:33 PM
This week on The Kicker, Meg speaks with New Yorker Fiction Editor Deborah Treisman about how a short story, “Cat Person” by Kristen Roupenian, went viral, as well as the broader role of fiction in a journalistic setting. Then CJR Senior Staff Writer Alex Neason joins Meg and Pete to discuss the media news of […]
New guide helps whistleblowers and journalists work together
December 14th, 2017, 01:33 PM
IF SUNLIGHT TRULY IS “the best of disinfectants,” as Justice Louis D. Brandeis wrote about the importance of transparency, then we need a Costco pallet of sunlight to scrub every surface of the Trump administration. Trump is being sued for violating the emoluments clause. His first national security adviser pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. […]
The media today: Disney buys 21st Century Fox & The worst year on record for press freedom
December 14th, 2017, 01:33 PM
BREAKING THIS MORNING: Hm, as Disney has reached a deal to purchase most of the assets of 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion. Rupert Murdoch will retain control of Fox Broadcasting network and stations, Fox News Channel, and Fox Sports channels, and Disney will get the Fox movie and TV studios and cable channels including […]
How a local paper built a tool to measure impact
December 14th, 2017, 01:33 PM
How do you measure impact? Many publishers are looking to outside sources for funding through foundations, investors, and subscriptions. In addition to analyzing interest in their work through pageviews, completion rates, stickiness, and other metrics, companies and newsrooms need to show how much of a difference is being made by their work across channels. The […]
‘This is unprecedented’: Public colleges limiting journalist access
December 13th, 2017, 01:33 PM
On an assignment in August, freelance journalist Jeff Bachner had no trouble driving onto Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn. He parked his car and started taking photos. Soon after, a college security officer said he was trespassing and put him in handcuffs. The officer, Corporal Maurizio Gambino, took Bachner to a campus security office, Bachner […]
The media today: The loss of net neutrality threatens local journalism
December 13th, 2017, 01:33 PM
The net neutrality clock is ticking down to midnight. On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission will vote on whether to roll back the neutrality protections the Obama administration put in place in 2015. Those rules prevent cable and telecom companies from charging more for certain kinds of content, or giving favorable treatment to specific sites […]