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Columbia Journalism Review

Columbia Journalism Review

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Columbia Journalism Review’s mission is to encourage and stimulate excellence in journalism in the service of a free society. It is both a watchdog and a friend of the press in all its forms, from newspapers to magazines to radio, television, and the Web. Founded in 1961 under the auspices of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, CJR examines day-to-day press performance as well as the forces that affect that performance. The magazine is published six times a year, and offers a deliberative mix of reporting, analysis, criticism, and commentary. CJR.org, our Web site, delivers real-time criticism and reporting, giving CJR a vital presence in the ongoing conversation about the media. Both online and in print, Columbia Journalism Review is in conversation with a community of people who share a commitment to high journalistic standards in the U.S. and the world.

January - February 2014: Evgeny vs. the Internet: Evgeny Morozov is either the smartest, most-feared, most-hated, or most-useless writer on digital technology working today. But what does he want?

November - December 2013: Here comes the mobility beat. America's love affair with the automobile is over; it's time to reimagine transportation coverage.

September - October 2013: What is journalism for? CJR asked several dozen people—from Sebastian Junger to Peggy Noonan, Errol Morris to Ira Glass—to respond to the question in 100 words or less.

July - August 2013: Lighten up: satire is going to save democracy and Francesca Borri fights the power from inside war - ravaged Aleppo and more...

May - June 2013: An ink - stained sstretch and Sticking with truth and Tight shots and Streams of conscious and See you on the other side and more...

March - April 2013: Aspiring line, Fair share, Inside stories, Fortresses of solitude, Made in America, Big Talk, The Battle of New Orleans, Ideas + Review, Holy mess, Fast women and more...

January - February 2013: Darts and Laurels 2012, Chemical reaction, Another round of Cosmos, Border crossing, Motor city madman and more...

November - December 2012: Just in time for awards season, CJR explores the challenges of covering Hollywood. Ricky Gervais talks about his own dances with journalists. Inside: a dissection of Truman Capote's landmark 1957 New Yorker profile of Marlon Brando, an expert explains why box office totals may be misleading, and a young writer describes how the TV recap has become a mainstream media staple. Also, 43 years after burning a source in a cover story, the writer tracks down his subject to make amends. Finally, former Cosmopolitan editor Kate White tells CJR why she walked away from 100 million readers.

September - October 2012: The future of media and The boy in the bubble and No habla Espanol and Alternative ending and more...

July - August 2012: CJR interviews Lynn Povich about her role in a landmark gender discrimination lawsuit against Newsweek, where she later became the first female senior editor. CJR also lists 40 women who changed the demographics and the trajectory of the media business, and spotlights 20 female talents currently charting journalism's course. Paul Friedman covers news networks that shape newscasts to suit their star anchors. Ben Adler examines the new pitfalls along the road from freelancer to staff writer. And Mariah Blake tracks the dissolution of John Solomon's grand plan for the Center for Public Integrity.

May - June 2012: Michael Shapiro's cover feature on The Huffington Post starts from the online media powerhouse's conception, and shows that original journalism played a small role in the site's success, compared to the importance of SEO and social networking. A five-piece, international report, “Truth & Consequences,” examines new and nebulous approaches to circumventing censorship in the digital age.Jonathan Weiner revisits a book that altered the course of science writing.

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