It's been nearly 15 years since music journalist Jim DeRogatis caught the story that has since defined his career, one that he wishes didn't exist: R. Kelly's sexual predation on teenage girls. DeRogatis, at that time the pop-music critic at the Chicago Sun-Times, was anonymously delivered the first ... More >>
Voice Media Group announced today that veteran editor Tom Finkel will take the reins of the Village Voice later this summer.
Excellent news for food journalism: UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism is now offering five $10,000 fellowships a year, for early and mid-career journalists to travel and report longform stories on a range of food subjects, from nutritional policy and food science, to technology, culture, a ... More >>
Greetings from New York, New York (the city, not the casino) as the Voice has returned from the 2012 UNITY convention in Las Vegas. The elephant in the room for UNITY, as CNN Worldwide Managing Editor Mark Whitaker acknowledged in UNITY's first panel, was the absence of the National Association of ... More >>
Interesting factoid: the Watergate scandal caused enrollment in journalism schools to be at an all-time high in 1974, since budding journalists wanted to be just like Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. JY CINEMASHUP - All the President's Boys from Jeff Yorkes on Vim ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. May 18, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 20 Of honest men & good writers By Jack Newfield After participating in several panel discussions, attending (More)'s counter-convention, reading books and articles by Tom Wolfe and Mike Arlen, and being i ... More >>
An interview with former-turned-current Gawker scribe John Cook -- fresh out of Yahoo -- had the following money quotes to deliver to his (former Radar co-worker) Jeff Bercovici at Daily Finance about Cook's experience with writing original news for search engine monolith Yahoo's news blog Th ... 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 >>
Viacom CEO Sumner "Get Off My Lawn" Redstone.So, have you heard about that time Viacom CEO Sumner Redstone left a voicemail for Daily Beast reporter Peter Lauria, attempting to bribe Lauria into giving up sources? It was pretty classic. Even better, it ended with another reporter telling Laur ... More >>
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. Your Career in Journalism Author: M.L. Stein Date: 1965 Publ ... 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 >>
Last Friday, I had plans to attend a dinner put on by the curious World Journalism Institute, a small college in midtown where journalism students bring their Bibles to class. The keynote speaker was Michael Gerson, a former Bush speechwriter and policy advisor who was once named the ninth most infl ... More >>
Forcibly silenced, an invited speaker at Columbia has not been invited back.
The tragic death of Gary Webb, one of America's most important investigative journalists
Erik Wemple says he'll revamp front of the book
What's life like for a child of the Patriot Act?
The muckraking outsider never gave a damn about entree
When ethics and profit clash in today's corporate newsrooms, guess which side wins?
High stakes for all reporters, but prosecutor hasn't shown his hand
After the big stories, sometimes more than credit is due, sources say
Trent Lott warns Giuliani: Don't you get cute with them there gay people
A savage journey in search of the legacy of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
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
Why some media writers aren't allowed to opine while others get to speak their minds
CJR Shoots Off a Few Rounds on the Web
Life-swapping your way into a new reality
CCNYs Journalism Students Fight to Save Program
CPJ Calls Hotel Palestine Deaths Avoidable
'Could I Be Bombed? Or Be Thrown Behind Bars?'
The Strange Case of the Gentle Tasaday
Is Journalism School for You? An In-Depth Look at the City's Two Choices
Robert I. Friedman, Investigative Journalist
This Book Is 'An Act of Treason'
Teaching Self-Censorship at Columbia
Widow of Slain Haitian Radio Journalist Carries on His Work Amid Threats