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April 23 2014

From Columbia Journalism Review Wed Apr 23 2014, 11:02:57

By Cora Currier The enormous increase in public attention to the drone war in the past year arguably began with the leak of a Justice Department "white paper" laying out the legal rationale for killing a US citizen who'd joined Al Qaeda. A few months later, President Obama gave a major speech in which described the government's criteria for going after...

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April 22 2014

From Columbia Journalism Review Tue Apr 22 2014, 12:26:24

By Steven Brill This column, a regular feature, was originally published on Reuters.com. 1. Obama's unaccountable briefers: Here's a key paragraph in Saturday's New York Times report explaining the Obama administration's decision to delay yet again a decision on the Keystone pipeline: 'The Nebraska Supreme Court decision could lead to changes in the pipeline route, and it's important to have...

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From Columbia Journalism Review Tue Apr 22 2014, 07:13:22

By Shahan Mufti Pakistan's most famous and influential journalist is recovering in a hospital after being shot by a gunman in the metropolis of Karachi this weekend. The apparent assassination attempt against Hamid Mir sent shockwaves across the Pakistani political landscape. Mir has yet to speak, but his brother took to the airwaves of GEO News, the television channel that employs Mir, and...

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April 18 2014

From Columbia Journalism Review Fri Apr 18 2014, 07:21:30

By Lauren Lipton Last month, the Los Angeles Times dismissed Jason Felch, a 2006 Pulitzer Prize finalist for investigative reporting, in the kind of rare, career-killing public takedown that gives any journalist pause. The Times published an editor's note correcting a December 7 story by Felch about Occidental College's handling of a number of alleged sexual assault cases. The editor's note...

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April 16 2014

From Columbia Journalism Review Wed Apr 16 2014, 12:02:46

By Cora Currier The Pulitzer committee's decision to give its public service award this year to the Washington Post and the Guardian for their stories on government surveillance has elicited a few predictable reactions from those who believe that the source of the National Security Agency material--former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden--is not a whistleblower, but a criminal. US Rep. Peter King of...

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From Columbia Journalism Review Wed Apr 16 2014, 07:50:00

By Bill Grueskin On Monday afternoon, the Pulitzer board awarded the local news reporting prize to an impressive, powerfully written series of stories about the homeless. Each article, each photograph, in this series brought home the incompetence and neglect with which we treat those at the bottom rungs of society's ladder. But, for many of us, the surprise in the prize was this:...

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April 15 2014

From Columbia Journalism Review Tue Apr 15 2014, 11:23:22

By Steven Brill This column, a regular feature, was originally published on Reuters.com. 1. Sealing deadly court files: In the wake of continuing disclosures about General Motors' failure to acknowledge critical safety issues related to faulty ignition switches, there's a looming issue that has not been addressed: How litigation settlements negotiated by private parties can result in court-sanctioned cover-ups that endanger the...

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April 14 2014

From Columbia Journalism Review Mon Apr 14 2014, 18:45:00

By Sara Morrison IBT Media, the parent company of International Business Times and Newsweek, has been violating New York labor law for years by breaking rules for how frequently employees are paid, according to multiple employees affected. Nine former and current IBT Media employees told CJR that they are paid only once a month, including Benjamin Reeves, who worked for...

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From Columbia Journalism Review Mon Apr 14 2014, 07:40:04

By Jill Filipovic In some ways, the Julia Louis-Dreyfus Rolling Stone cover is a sign of how far we've come: A 53-year-old woman is naked on the cover of a major American magazine and the ensuing controversy isn't about bare skin, but historical accuracy--the US Constitution is printed on her back with "John Hancock" scribbled atop her butt, but his famous signature...

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April 9 2014

From Columbia Journalism Review Wed Apr 9 2014, 07:23:01

By Alison Langley In 2004, James Savage and Paul Rapacioli were two Brits who had fallen in love with Swedes, leaving them with a need to find work in Stockholm. Rapacioli started emailing weekly news updates to friends and newcomers. One early recipient was Savage, who approached Rapacioli with the idea of a full website. "He said, 'Together we could make something...

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