The changing media landscape has brought many benefits but one major problem — a contraction of accountability reporting, especially at the local level. Unless we address this, communities will suffer. We will have less accountable institutions, more corruption and less reliable information for citizens to make important life decisions.
By Steven Waldman Aug 14, 2012 at 10:48 PM
For several years, media practitioners have debated the best ways to protect, sustain, and nourish healthy journalism. Advice aplenty has been offered to policymakers, entrepreneurs, journalism schools, technology companies, and media moguls. But rarely have we considered what the ordinary... More
By Steven Waldman Aug 14, 2012 at 10:53 PM
Click the following links to explore the sources behind the information presented in the Support Reporting video. Note: The FCC... More
By Steven Waldman Mar 27, 2012 at 01:09 PM
The battle playing out over a new government transparency proposal has taken a turn that should concern journalists. Many of... More
By Steven Waldman Jan 26, 2012 at 03:16 PM
Local television stations have now rallied against the key elements of the Federal Communications Commission’s media transparency proposal, which would... More
By Steven Waldman Dec 29, 2011 at 08:10 PM
One of the most disturbing trends in local TV news is the persistence of “pay for play”—when local TV newscasts... More
By Steven Waldman Dec 29, 2011 at 06:53 PM
The FCC has proposed an important rule change that could make the political system more transparent. Amazingly, the trade associations... More
By Steven Waldman Nov 21, 2011 at 11:32 AM
In an era of newspaper closings and reporter layoffs, there has been one significant bright spot: an explosion of local,... More
Daily blasts from CJR writers and editors
“It should be made clear, in law, that the tasks security reseachers do to make the net more secure and journalists do to understand and contextualize the truth for the public are not crimes”
People have become less trusting of major institutions, according to the annual Edelman Trust Barometer. And large majorities doubt that businesses want to make the world a better place.
Public editor Margaret Sullivan on why the paper should have published the images.
“I feel the need to offer my perspective as someone who is not a teenager but who has thought about these issues extensively for years.”
Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.
Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process – Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again