Columbia Journalism Review

Relying on federal funding might be a fatal mistake for public media

Public media operations—and loyal listeners—are expected to put up a fierce fight against potential funding cuts.

Is journalistic solidarity savvy or short-sighted?

[Commentary] A spectre is haunting journalism—the spectre of solidarity. For ages the idea of reporters banding together against a common adversary has seemed thoroughly alien to the character of American journalists.

Journalism after Snowden: A new age of cyberwarfare

[Commentary] In the end, what kind of change did Edward J. Snowden bring about? In the realm of privacy protection, not much—at least so far.

Breitbart editor slams mainstream media in Pulitzer Hall

A Breitbart new editor called the publication he recently joined “the most innovative and exciting source of journalism in America”, calling out mainstream media bias and inaccuracy while accepting no similar responsibility for the misleading and

Study: Breitbart-led right-wing media ecosystem altered broader media agenda

[Commentary] The 2016 Presidential Election shook the foundations of American politics.

Putin, Politics, and the Press

The 2016 Presidential election, which upended voters, journalists, politicians, and special-interest groups, was remarkable for a number of reasons—not least Trump’s unconcealed contempt for the press, whose role was challenged again and again on

A recipe for journalism that works

[Commentary] The White House’s vicious attacks on the press and the often-timid response from journalists stem from the fact that, as a business, the press at this moment couldn’t be more exposed: Most of the biggest media companies in the country

Q&A: Floyd Abrams on the battle for the soul of the First Amendment

A Q&A with attorney Floyd Abrams, who represented the New York Times in the 1971 Pentagon Papers case and went on to become America's leading First Amendment litigator.

Can donor-funded newsrooms be truly independent?

[Commentary] Around the world, media outlets are taking millions of dollars from private donors and foundations in order to pay for news.

4 steps newsrooms are taking to boost diversity

Here are four steps newsrooms are taking to boost diversity:
Design fellowship, internship, and classroom opportunities geared towards people of color.
Open up new pipelines for talent.