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October 23 2014

From Columbia Journalism Review Thu Oct 23 2014, 18:05:38

By David Uberti For more than seven years, James Risen has been locked in a legal battle with the US Justice Department, facing potential jail time in his effort to protect an anonymous source from his 2006 book, State of War. Over that seven-year span, press-government relations...

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From Columbia Journalism Review Thu Oct 23 2014, 12:00:00

By Chris Ip Gamergate is "a heated debate over journalistic integrity, the definition of video games and the identity of those who play them" according to CNN.  It is "a movement of sorts," says The New Yorker. Its focal point is reported as a critique of ethics in video games media or as a relentless campaign of harassment towards women. ...

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October 22 2014

From Columbia Journalism Review Wed Oct 22 2014, 16:17:53

By The Editors Ben Bradlee had, by all accounts, an eventful life at the helm of The Washington Post, and as a result he was a frequent subject for other publications. Stories by and about him from various decades illuminate not only what made Bradlee tick as a newsman, but also his enormous and enduring impact on journalism. Beyond the lengthy obituaries, these...

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From Columbia Journalism Review Wed Oct 22 2014, 15:50:00

By David Uberti The political information reaching voters becomes all the more important as midterm elections loom. At the same time, news organizations - niche and mainstream alike - have amped up their coverage both from inside the Beltway and on the campaign trail. The partisan divisions between Democratic and Republican politicians are readily apparent in this torrent of political news. How a...

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From Columbia Journalism Review Wed Oct 22 2014, 12:41:21

By Alison Langley In weekly dispatches, readers of The Syria Report have been tracking the implosion of the war-torn country by the numbers: The country will begin importing beef from The Netherlands; olive oil production is expected to drop by half this year; wheat supplied by Syrian farmers is at historical lows. It's one of the few steady voices on macroeconomic...

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From Columbia Journalism Review Wed Oct 22 2014, 07:50:00

By Damaris Colhoun A recent Newsweek cover story showed a photograph of a gorilla accompanied by an inaccurate headline that contaminated bushmeat could bring Ebola to the US. Four weeks later on Fox News, Keith Albow, a member of the network's Medical A-team, accused President Obama of failing to protect us because "His affiliations are with Africa...not us. He's their leader." And...

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October 17 2014

From Columbia Journalism Review Fri Oct 17 2014, 14:05:50

By David Uberti Shep Fox News' Shepard Smith is among the most prominent journalists to speak out against a fear-inducing Ebola media narrative On October 10, two days after Thomas Eric Duncan became the first person to die from Ebola on US soil, news directors of Gannett TV stations discussed on a conference call how to...

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From Columbia Journalism Review Fri Oct 17 2014, 13:55:00

By Steven Brill This New York Times story on Thursday outlines the damage done to the reputation of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas as a result of its mistakes in dealing with Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan. The hospital, the Times reports, has now "hired Burson-Marsteller, the global public-relations firm, to help tell its side." It would be great to see...

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October 16 2014

From Columbia Journalism Review Thu Oct 16 2014, 15:55:39

By Lene Bech Sillesen When I meet radio producer Alex Blumberg, he is wearing the tennis shoes that his wife made him change out of for a meeting with a business investor in episode one of Startup. That's Blumberg's new podcast about how he is starting his own podcast business (he is aware that it's meta). Despite the shoe change, that first investor meeting...

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October 15 2014

From Columbia Journalism Review Wed Oct 15 2014, 07:50:26

By Lene Bech Sillesen Ten years ago, the founders of Guernica Magazine were ahead of the publishing curve when they released their free, digital-only magazine. This week, they opted to add the more traditional route, publishing the first of what staffers hope will be annual print editions. The physical edition of Guernica was presented Monday at the first of...

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