Last week, a trial in Brooklyn started off with a strange twist. At the federal criminal trial of James Rosemond -- a/k/a Jimmy Henchman -- one of the first things Rosemond's attorney did was kick an unemployed journalist named Chuck Philips out of the courtroom by naming him a witness in the case. ... More >>
The Columbia Journalism Review ran a story today asserting that the NYPD did not close airspace above Zuccotti Park to news choppers during the raid. That intel has been widely reported and was originally tweeted by Reuters social media guru Anthony De Rosa: Erika Fry at CJR found that the NYPD ... More >>
Above is a newscaster confusing the names "Osama" and "Obama" three times within 30 seconds. She's far from the only one! In fact, it happened enough times in the media that the Columbia Journalism Review decided to look into why. Also in a Friday edition of our daily Press Clips media column: Repor ... More >>
Lara Logan, just before she was mauled in EgyptWas Lara Logan raped by the insane mob in Cairo last Friday? Most media are shirking their jobs by a careful tiptoe around that key question. Ask women (or men), and they'll tell you that actual rape is worse than a mauling, even if the beating inclu ... More >>
CBS News announced yesterday that correspondent Lara Logan was attacked and sexually assaulted in Tahrir Square on February 11, amid celebrations following the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. The outpouring of support for Logan online was immediate, as news organizations, blogs, and T ... More >>
Not Bob Christie, but close enough.Two Press Clips in one day? Don't call it a comeback. To cap off the day, the New York Times is firing shots at the Wall Street Journal; Newsweek is bleeding staffers everywhere, still; and...I mean, does anything else matter today besides the latest shots i ... More >>
You know Christopher R. Weingarten as the neologism-spouting, profanity-spewing, Columbia Journalism Review-starring "last rock critic standing," as his 1000TimesYes Twitter bio so self-deprecatingly puts it. We know him as a Voice contributor, friend, and until recently, neighbor. Why "until ... More >>
It's that magical time of year again when the uppity nerds of Columbia University bestow upon the people their picks for this year's Best Writing Stuff. And we're going to attempt to add some context to these proceedings as they happen. So, here, we're live-blogging the Pulitzer Prizes. Unfor ... More >>
Lehman Brothers weren't so happy about their whistleblowers. The "rock stars" of hedge funds aren't exactly proverbial Guitar Heroes. A 2.2 billion euro bonus went out to the "risk takers" of Deutsche Bank. CBS' March Madness ad money? Buzzer-beater quality stuff. And the new economic doomsda ... More >>
Lise Gagne/istockNot extinct. Just looks that way.Josh Ozersky gets on the Time website today to use the recent firing of Raymond Sokolov, the Wall Street Journal's longtime restaurant critic as a jumping-off point for a eulogy to Sokolov and his ilk. "Real foodies," Ozersky writes, "should ... More >>
In this month's Columbia Journalism Review, Robert Sietsema pens a feature on the history of restaurant reviewing; the importance of anonymity; the increasing number of writers not only identifying themselves, but also accepting free meals; and how food blogs and sites like Yelp have changed the lan ... More >>
It's opium-smoking headhunters to the rescue!
When ethics and profit clash in today's corporate newsrooms, guess which side wins?
Students accused of 'McCarthyism' have enabled all students to begin to be heard
CJR Shoots Off a Few Rounds on the Web
Slam-Dunk Antitrust Caseor Power Grab?
'Times' Photog Is Tagged by Controversy
'Post' Raking in Still More Readers
'The Nation' Defuses a French Bombshell
The Cultures of Newsrooms
Ex-Murdoch Employee Reveals 'Secret Society'
Time Inc. Exec Cornered at CJR Panel
Jim Cramer's E-mail Goes Public
Media Critics New New Thing