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August/September 2012
The Nate Silver Election
The pollsters and the pundits got it right, and Dick Morris is still looking for that elusive Romney landslide. Weds., November 7, 2012   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
A Matter of Opinion
Longtime opinions editor Allison Silver takes her act from Politico to Reuters.Tues., November 6, 2012   > read more
By  Gabby Siskind
The Lonely Life of a Third-Party Presidential Candidate
With a few exceptions, it’s tough to get attention from the mainstream media. Mon., November 5, 2012.   > read more
By  Elia Powers
Photos of Pinterest
A University of Maryland research project examines how President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are depicted in news photographs. Fri., November 2, 2012.   > read more
By  Allison Goldstein
A Big Day for Pollsters and Poll Analysts, Too
Their handiwork will come under intense scrutiny as the votes are counted Tuesday night. Mon., November 5, 2012.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
A Deep Dive into the Digital World’s Impact on Campaigns
Mashable’s 13-part series explores how social media are transforming politics. Fri., November 2, 2012.   > read more
By  Danielle Levy
Score This One for Nate Silver
The New York Times’ public editor is off base in her criticism of his offer to bet critic Joe Scarborough on the election outcome. Fri., November 2, 2012.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Fighting for Freedom of the Press on Campus
A University of Memphis journalist stands up to the school administration and receives a national honor. Fri., October 26, 2012.   > read more
By  Sarah Kraut
To Collaborate or to Merge?
St. Louis’ public radio station and a local news Web site are figuring out what’s the best way for them to join forces. Thu., October 25, 2012.   > read more
By  Hannah Porter
Plunging into a New Market
How the Advocate is going after readers and advertisers in New Orleans. Weds.,Oct 24, 2012.   > read more
By  Maddy Roth
The Buzz Stops Here
The collapse of Tina Brown’s effort to save Newsweek as a print magazine. Thu., October 18, 2012.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
A Maelstrom for Moderators
The referees for these freewheeling presidential debates should get combat pay. Wed., October 17, 2012.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Investing in Investigations
The Orange County Register, under new ownership, is adding four watchdog reporters. And there are other signs of hope on the horizon. Fri., October 12, 2012.   > read more
By  Christina Mele
Hitting It Out of the Park
Martha Raddatz’s bravura performance as a debate moderator. Fri., October 12, 2012.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
The Wedding Guest
President Obama attended Martha Raddatz’s wedding more than two decades ago. That makes her unfit to moderate tonight’s VP debate? Really? Thu., October 11, 2012.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Tailoring News for the Mobile Crowd
NowThis News is targeting a young audience that is tethered to smartphones and tablets. Mon., October 8, 2012   > read more
By  Hannah Porter
Dan Balz: A Bastion of Perspective in a Sound-Bite World
In today’s cacophonous political climate, the veteran Washington Post political writer’s measured, balanced approach may be more valuable than ever. Fri., October 5, 2012.   > read more
By  Maddy Roth
Focusing on Fracking
A foundation-funded student reporting initiative partners with professional news outlets to cover gas and oil drilling. Tue., October 2, 2012.   > read more
By  Danielle Levy
Taking the Helm at an Iconic Magazine
New Editor Roger D. Hodge has big plans for the Oxford American. Is a Texan who plans to commute between Brooklyn and Arkansas Southern enough for the Southern literary journal? Mon., October 1, 2012.   > read more
By  Krystal Nancoo-Russell
Homicide Watch’s Near-Death Experience
A highly regarded, innovative Web site survives by turning itself into a teaching platform. Where does it go from here? Fri., September 21, 2012.   > read more
By  Allison Goldstein
How the L.A. Times Is Using Its Ford Foundation Grant   > read more
By  Krystal Nancoo-Russell
Collaborating and Investigating
PublicSource bolsters accountability reporting in the Pittsburgh region by teaming up with other news outlets. Thu., September 27, 2012.   > read more
By  Christina Mele
(Senior) Citizen Journalists
A Knight Foundation-funded program is training Maine baby boomers to report on their communities. Fri., September 28, 2012.   > read more
By  Karly Moll
Struggling to Stay Afloat
The Sopris Sun, launched by residents of Carbondale, Colorado, when their local paper went out of business nearly four years ago, searches for financial stability. Tues., September 18, 2012.   > read more
By  Sarah Kraut
Into the Spotlight
California’s Carmel Pine Cone attracts attention and new subscribers after its exclusive interview with Clint Eastwood. Tues., September 18, 2012.   > read more
By  Hannah Porter
A Small Web Site’s Big Win
A reporter’s hunch leads to a national ethics award. Thu., September 27, 2012.   > read more
By  Gabby Siskind
A Vigorous Endorsement of the Fact-Checking Movement
The New York Times’ public editor calls on journalists to help the public sort out the truth. Good for her. Mon., September 17, 2012.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
The Battle of New Orleans
Baton Rouge’s Advocate gears up for its entry into the Crescent City market on October 1, when the Times-Picayune cuts back its print publishing schedule to three days a week. Fri., September 14, 2012.   > read more
By  Maddy Roth
Books about Writing and Life   > read more
By  Carl Sessions Stepp
Staying Alive
As traditional news organizations struggle, nonprofit journalism outlets are playing an increasingly important role. But will the money be there to enable them to go the distance? Wed., September 5, 2012.   > read more
By  Jodi Enda
Playing Defense
With digital information so vulnerable to theft, it’s imperative for journalists to be proactive in protecting confidential sources and data. But too few people are taking the threat seriously. Thurs., August 30, 2012.   > read more
By  Sherry Ricchiardi
On the Rebound
Things are looking up at Minneapolis’ once-troubled Star Tribune, where a publisher with deep local roots believes customers will pay for news—print, online, wherever—if the paper delivers the goods. Thurs., September 6, 2012.   > read more
By  Mark Lisheron
Watergate Reconsidered
The press’ role was important in unearthing the scandal, but it wasn’t nearly as overarching as earlier assessments suggested. Wed., August 29, 2012.   > read more
By  Max Holland
A Glimpse of Sunshine In Big Sky Country
As Myanmar begins to thaw, a group of journalists from that long-isolated country get a taste of a free press during a training program in Montana. Fri., September 7, 2012   > read more
By  Karen J. Coates
Penny Bender Fuchs, Celebrated Maryland Professor, Inspired Young Journalists
Fuchs, 50, came to the Philip Merrill College of Journalism as a graduate student in 1999 and rose through the ranks to become interim associate dean of academic affairs last spring. She had been fighting breast cancer since 2005.Fri., August 31, 2012.   > read more
By  Carl Sessions Stepp
Adding a Player-Coach to the Lineup
Thanks to a grant from the Ford Foundation, the Washington Post is beefing up its government accountability reporting. Miami Herald veteran Mike Sallah will be in the middle of the action. Thurs., August 30, 2012.   > read more
By  Allison Goldstein
“A Wonderful Profession”
Despite the tumultuous, sometimes traumatic change of recent years, Los Angeles Times Deputy Managing Editor Scott Kraft finds that journalism remains an “incredibly satisfying” endeavor. Tue., October 2, 2012.   > read more
By  Amber Larkins
A Watershed Moment for Real-Time Fact-Checking
The news media’s aggressive approach to Paul Ryan’s distortions should be a template for the way it covers the rest of the campaign. Fri., August 31, 2012.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Truth-Squadding Mission
It’s vital for news outlets to aggressively call out presidential campaigns when they distort the truth. Tues., August 21, 2012.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
A Vulnerable Juggernaut
Can NBC’s “Today” show fend off ABC’s ascendant challenger “Good Morning America?” Tues., July 10, 2012.   > read more
By  Deborah Potter
More or Less
As Newhouse cuts back the publication schedule of its once-daily papers, newly minted newspaper magnate Warren Buffett is betting that giving readers more is the key to success. Fri., September 7, 2012.   > read more
By  John Morton
A Promising New Venue
TV stations and their digital outlets may play a more prominent role in investigative reporting. Mon., August 27, 2012.   > read more
By  Barb Palser
The Ann Arbor Precedent
Three years before it announced it was taking a digital-first approach and cutting back on print publishing at papers in New Orleans and five other cities, Newhouse’s Advance Publications adopted a similar MO in Ann Arbor, Michigan. How has it worked out? Tues., August 28, 2012.   > read more
By  Lindsay Kalter
An Online Political Venue for Conservatives and Liberals
Politix wants conversations that include many views—and are civil. Wed., August 8, 2012.   > read more
By  Michaelle Bond
Thinking Big
The Philadelphia Public Interest Information Network wants to upgrade the flow of news and data in the region—and come up with a new name for itself. Tues., August 14, 2012.   > read more
By  Kelsey Pospisil
The "Optics" Epidemic
AJR’s Cliché Corner feature. Tues., August 28, 2012.   > read more
By  AJR Staff
The Revolt of the “Good Girls” at Newsweek
The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued Their Bosses and Changed the Workplace

By Lynn Povich


288 pages; $25.99
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Book review by  Carl Sessions Stepp
A Long Love Affair With Magazines
Samir Husni, aka Mr. Magazine, sees a bright future for the objects of his affection. Thurs., April 5, 2012.   > read more
By  Bill Braun
Dying by Its Own Hand   > read more
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Sloppy, Biased Journalism   > read more
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Composite Characters   > read more
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