The NYPD performed 532,911 stop-and-frisks in 2012, and for each stop an officer wrote a report. Every three months, when the reports are released, the New York Civil Liberties Union collects the information in a database. In addition to things like race, gender, date, and time, "the data include ... More >>
Columbia Journalism School's new dean is here, and he is pumped. Incoming dean Steve Coll, a former managing editor for the pre-Bezos buyout Washington Post, as well as a staff writer for the New Yorker and director of the New America Foundation, made landfall on July 15; the class of 2014 arrived f ... More >>
Voice Media Group announced today that veteran editor Tom Finkel will take the reins of the Village Voice later this summer.
Though his contract is not up until December, early 2011 has seen its share of speculation about the fate of Glenn Beck and his hugely successful Fox News show. Both Beck's camp, namely his company Mercury Radio Arts, and the Fox News side have flexed in the press to prove that neither really ... More >>
Cooks SourceThe Cooks Source saga appears to have drawn to a close with editor Judith Griggs' final meditation on the copyright fiasco. There's an apology (albeit a defiant one, and in desperate need of some copyediting) to writer Monica Gaudio, but mostly it continues the not-so-sob story o ... More >>
Every August, just before Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism school year begins, the shitstorm of trite comments about why anyone would ever waste their money on an unnecessary, very pricey, skills-based, advanced degree commences with a vengeance, as it already has on Gianna Palmer's Wall ... More >>
Long for This World examines the scientific battle against aging
Thomas Hagan, the only man who ever admitted involvement in the assassination of Malcolm X, will be getting out of jail next month. Hagan was granted parole on March 3rd and is scheduled to be released on April 28th.
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. September 22, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 49 A Newsman Views The Newest Paper By Stan Fischler After a lengthy courtship, the Journal-American, World Telegram and Sun, and Herald-Tribune finally joined their presses in journalistic marriage l ... More >>
bravotv.comFrank Bruni and Kelly Choi spoke last Thursday before an audience of wannabe hacks at Columbia University's School of Journalism, which they both attended -- Bruni, class of '88; Choi, '99. Bruni echoed a statement he recently made here on Fork in the Road: "I think it [new media j ... More >>
J-School students try to stay upbeat about their future and their industry
Assembly Democrats discussed mayoral school control for about four and a half hours yesterday, and virtually none of the dozens of members who spoke during the closed party conference supported continuing Bloomberg's control of city schools in its present form. Speaker Shelly Silve ... More >>
Oh yeah, Obama and McCain were at Columbia yesterday. We were too busy with floating lanterns, and didn't have a ticket besides, so we defer to the Columbia J-School site devoted to the forum. Despite their academic background, the cubs find some interesting nooks and crannies. For example, they get ... More >>
(From CBS News) Don Hewitt has an idea for a show. That's right, the 84-year-old creator of 60 Minutes, who was put out to a spacious and Emmy-filled version of pasture three years ago directly beneath the CBS offices where he once routinely made television history, is plotting his next news maga ... More >>
Forcibly silenced, an invited speaker at Columbia has not been invited back.
What's life like for a child of the Patriot Act?
It's so gentrified. Hip-hop kids have nicknames for usNew Harlem.
Bill Moyers leaves PBS in the middle of a rebalancing act
Bios of dead journos reveal tricks good muckrakers carried off: booze, lies, big truths
Another Three-Card Monte Game
Why Jazz and Pop Don't Make the Cut
The New Bureau for Citizenship and Immigration ServicesOnce the INSImpedes International Cultural Exchange
'Times' Photog Is Tagged by Controversy
This Book Is 'An Act of Treason'
Time Inc. Exec Cornered at CJR Panel
Teaching Self-Censorship at Columbia
Widow of Slain Haitian Radio Journalist Carries on His Work Amid Threats