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cjr.org — Erasing the past, Q-ing the future? In a year full of stories about sexual assault, Jian Ghomeshi's stood out. He was no anonymous abuser, like the perpetrators in the much-maligned UVA story. Nor was he a celebrity past his heyday, like Bill Cosby and Woody Allen arguably are.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @HoserLibrarian: Columbia Journalism Review: Questioning the @CBC’s decision to remove Jian Ghomeshi’s interviews cjr.org/behind_the_new… via @cjr

Dec 19, 2014

RT @HoserLibrarian: Columbia Journalism Review: Questioning the @CBC’s decision to remove Jian Ghomeshi’s interviews cjr.org/behind_the_new… via @cjr

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m.cjr.org — By Corey Hutchins On Dec. 12, the studio lights turned off for the last time at Ralston Reports , the hard-hitting public affairs program on KSNV-TV in Las Vegas.
Dec 19, 2014

Goodbye, Ralston--and goodbye, The Agenda, and goodbye, To The Point. Oh, & goodbye, What's Your Point m.cjr.org/303546/show/f3… #nvpol #nvleg

Ralston Reports cancellation part of a trend: Less politics on Nevada TV

cjr.org — Station owner Jim Rogers, who championed public affairs programming, died in June On Dec. 12, the studio lights turned off for the last time at Ralston Reports , the hard-hitting public affairs program on KSNV-TV in Las Vegas.
Dec 19, 2014

“No one from Sinclair ever met with myself or my team to discuss the cancellation,” Ralston said: cjr.org/united_states_…

Dec 19, 2014

Ralston Reports cancellation part of a trend: Less politics on Nevada TV: cjr.org/united_states_… (What's Your Point? also being cancelled)

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cjr.org — Times-Union fights for public involvement in overhaul of Jacksonville police, fire plans MIAMI - The Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville's daily paper, continues to see results from its work holding city officials accountable to readers and taxpayers.
Dec 19, 2014

Journalism, at its best, speaks truth to power and holds government accountable to taxpayers. Prime example: cjr.org/united_states_…

Why podcasts make sense

cjr.org — Serial 's popularity brings mass attention to the medium Whodunnit? Serial host Sarah Koenig and producer Dana Chivvis in the studio. The first season, which revisited the 16-year-old murder of a Maryland teenager, was a global hit, from the US to India. (Elise Bergerson) Two-thousand fourteen was a very good year for the podcast.

What the Sony hacks reveal about the news industry

cjr.org — Writers gave consumers exactly what they wanted Interview over A movie poster for "The Interview" is taken from a theater display case in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Along with employee salaries, Channing Tatum's penchant for all-caps, and executives' racially charged jokes about President Obama, the Sony email hacks reveal the media ecosystem in illuminating detail.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @journalistnate: The ongoing coverage of Sony "illustrates the sheer consumer demand to peer behind the curtain," @daviduberti writes. cjr.org/behind_the_new…

Dec 18, 2014

The ongoing coverage of Sony "illustrates the sheer consumer demand to peer behind the curtain," @daviduberti writes. cjr.org/behind_the_new…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @deron_lee: In detailing hacked emails, journalists give the public what it wants. cjr.org/behind_the_new… @cjr @DavidUberti

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Reporters fail to capture implications of pension provision

cjr.org — A 'big shift' tucked into the spending bill goes under-examined Thanks in part to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the rollback of banking regulations woven into the recently-passed, so-called "crominbus" spending bill generated-understandably-plenty of press coverage.

Why sportswriters are questioning football

cjr.org — It's getting harder to cover the NFL without noting criticism Photo credit: Associated Press A few days before Thanksgiving, Grantland's Bill Barnwell wrote a column that, at first glance, looks like an ode to America's favorite sport. The piece, entitled "Together, We Appreciate Football," primarily consists of Barnwell fawning over a magnificent catch by Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
Dec 20, 2014

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Dec 18, 2014

RT @CJR: After a reporter broke the news that a large university was paying football players, he received death threats cjr.bz/1yYXEzS

Dec 17, 2014

RT @CJR: #Football reporters appear to be grappling with sincere doubt about the morality of a sport they analyze for a living cjr.bz/1ApGkpU

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cjr.org — Scaife children seek accounting of trust fund drained in part to back Tribune-Review A conservative billionaire, heir to one of the country's great fortunes. His wealthy children, with whom he had sometimes- strained relationships. And the newspapers he loved.
Dec 17, 2014

Billionaire drains family trust trying to save #Pittsburgh newspaper. Kids are pissed. Drama ensues. cjr.bz/1wZhlfJ

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m.cjr.org — By Corey Hutchins On Sunday, the front page of The New York Times featured an article about the "downbeat legacy" of James Brown. It's a story about legal wrangling over the legendary soul singer's will, and how a series of complicated disputes "prompted the South Carolina government to seize control of Mr. Brown's estate, jettison his instructions and redirect half of his assets."
Dec 17, 2014

2+ years for a FOIA, yikes- Journalist wages a court battle against South Carolina's attorney general m.cjr.org/303546/show/b1…? #sctweets

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m.cjr.org — By Jill Geisler Jill Geisler teaches and coaches managers worldwide and is affiliated with the Poynter Institute. She's the author of the book, Work Happy: What Great Bosses Know, and the What Great Bosses Know podcasts on iTunes U. CJR editor Liz Spayd asks her questions each month on media leadership issues.

An Ohio court urges lawmakers to defend freedom of the press

cjr.org — In ruling against Murray Energy, appeals panel calls for an anti-SLAPP statute Robert E. Murray, the Ohio coal baron who is perhaps best known nationally for suing meddlesome journalists, lost his latest court battle last week.
Dec 17, 2014

RT @jonathanwpeters: An Ohio appeals court has urged lawmakers to defend freedom of press, pass an anti-SLAPP statute. My piece for @CJR: bit.ly/13uH1nH

Dec 16, 2014

RT @jonathanwpeters: An Ohio appeals court has urged lawmakers to defend freedom of press, pass an anti-SLAPP statute. My piece for @CJR: bit.ly/13uH1nH

Dec 16, 2014

RT @mlcalderone: CJR’s @jonathanwpeters on why states should pass anti-SLAPP statutes to defend press freedom: bit.ly/13uH1nH

Dec 16, 2014

CJR’s @jonathanwpeters on why states should pass anti-SLAPP statutes to defend press freedom: bit.ly/13uH1nH

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Reporter won't be forced to reveal source

cjr.org — Patch's Joseph Hosey wins appeal as court preserves principles of Illinois shield law CHICAGO, IL - An Illinois appellate court sided Monday with Patch.com editor Joseph Hosey in his fight to conceal the identity of a confidential source -a ruling that preserves the principles of the state's shield law.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @USProjectCJR: With ruling for Patch reporter, court preserves the principles of Illinois shield law cjr.bz/1GMRIy9

Dec 16, 2014

A win for @joehosey and Illinois' shield law. Judges say he can keep his source confidential. cjr.org/united_states_… pic.twitter.com/hSFIe871qy

The problem with sharing uncredited photos

cjr.org — "Just because you put something on the internet does not give people the right to steal it" In October 2011, two men wearing George W. Bush masks robbed a bank in Seattle. Christopher Boffoli grabbed a camera and rushed to the scene for West Seattle Blog, a hyperlocal site.
Dec 18, 2014

“Just because you put something on the internet does not give people the right to steal it” cjr.org/cloud_control/… @cjr

Dec 16, 2014

Re photographers: "..If they said, ‘No, I should get paid a living wage,’ we’d be in a much better position.” - ow.ly/G0nya

Dec 16, 2014

RT @CJR: "Just because you put something on the internet does not give people the right to steal it" cjr.bz/1DI4OAg

The New Republic: A public trust or a business?

cjr.org — How Chris Hughes turned a 100-year-old publication into a "product" On Thursday, December 4, Frank Foer resigned as editor of The New Republic, having learned from a gossip site that the magazine's owner, former Facebook executive Chris Hughes, had already hired someone to replace him.
Dec 18, 2014

“In contrast to… many internet blogs, they based these opinions on expertise and reporting.” Screw you, John Judis. cjr.org/behind_the_new…

Dec 16, 2014

RT @alexremington: Like almost every other publication, it's both. RT @CJR The New Republic: A public trust or a business? cjr.bz/1DGOoZc

Dec 16, 2014

Yay for Group D! But what I really want to know is what magazines did Hughes put in C & B?? cjr.org/behind_the_new…

Dec 15, 2014

Thoughtful (of course) read by @jbjudis: The New Republic: A public trust or a business? cjr.org/behind_the_new… via @cjr

Dec 15, 2014

TNR ex-senior editor John Judis dissects the categorical errors that led to, well, you know. cjr.org/behind_the_new… via @cjr

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How to improve the reporter-editor relationship

cjr.org — The New Republic 's downfall can be a lesson for how bosses treat their employees Jill Geisler teaches and coaches managers worldwide and is affiliated with the Poynter Institute. She's the author of the book, Work Happy: What Great Bosses Know, and the What Great Bosses Know podcasts on iTunes U.
Dec 17, 2014

Guess I'm good then. MT @CJR: Good editors hire people who are sharper than they are & aren’t intimidated by that cjr.bz/1swFZgs

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