Columbia Journalism Review

President-elect Trump doesn’t miss a beat as Twitter’s Media Critic in Chief

[Commentary] President-elect Donald Trump operates his Twitter feed as a virtual Statler and Waldorf, reigning judgment on the media and individual journalists like a Muppet in the rafters.

‘We’re living in the world Breitbart created now’

Alexander Stille, a professor at the Columbia Journalism School, traces the current bunkered state of the US media landscape back to Reagan’s abolition of the Fairness Doctrine in 1987.

Can journalism be virtual?

[Commentary] While the promise of virtual reality has been present in research labs, the gaming industry, and science fiction for over 30 years, it’s only now that we have the computational power, screen resolution, and refresh rate to use VR in a

Where the digital dollars have gone

Innovation comes in many forms. Popular imagination often bends toward the idea of isolated genius: Thomas Edison toiling away at Menlo Park, discovering 10,000 ways not to make a lightbulb; Steve Jobs sketching the smooth contours of the iPod.

Documentary filmmakers fear more legal challenges in Trump era

Some of the hardest-hitting documentaries in recent years have been forced to delay release or cough up hefty fees for attorneys, among them "Bananas!", a 2009 documentary about Nicaraguan plantation workers for Dole Food Co.

Reporting and punditry that escaped infamy

[Commentary] The American media did not distinguish itself in the immediate aftermath of December 7, 1941. But time has let it off the hook.

Print is dead. Long live print.

[Commentary] Two decades have passed since newspapers launched websites, and yet here we are.

Subscription surges and record audiences follow Trump’s election

When CBS Chairman Les Moonves said that the Donald Trump phenomenon “may not be good for America, but it’s damn good for CBS,” he likely didn’t imagine his comment would apply to the entire news industry come December.

Remember, America: Hating the press is not American

[Commentary] Journalists in the US are never off-limits for criticism. But what we’re seeing right now goes too far. We must fight back.

The age of the cyborg in journalism

[Commentary] You've probably heard that news organizations such as AP, Reuters, and many others are now turning out thousands of automated stories a month.