Columbia Journalism Review

Local cops can track your phone, and the government doesn’t want you to know how

[Commentary] Police departments around the country increasingly are using sophisticated technology to surveil American citizens by monitoring cellphone data, in many cases carefully hiding those activities from the public and the press.

Online publishers still aren’t usually liable for user-generated content

A federal appeals court judge has decided that a gossip site is not liable for content it invites users to submit, even if some of that content is illegal in some way, making it the latest decision that immunizes websites, including news sites, ag

Journo-startups that appeal right to readers

If you spend any amount of time around freelance writers, you’re familiar with the litany of complaints. Most publications don’t pay well.

News organizations are the new journalism schools

Politico and Condé Nast are entering the J-school business.

Pressure, potential for a federal shield law

Though the Supreme Court has refused New York Times journalist James Risen’s appeal that he should not be made to testify in a government leak prosecution, efforts to pass a federal media shield law are gathering steam.

One in five journalists has had a credential request denied

A Harvard study “Who Gets a Press Pass?

Management isn’t journalism’s strong suit

[Commentary] Newsrooms have long hired and promoted based on journalistic chops, and often that alone. The problem, of course, is what makes for a great reporter doesn’t necessarily make for a great boss.

Hashtag journalism

[Commentary] Journalists have always covered “trending” topics. But in the pre-Twitter era, the trends weren’t algorithmically ranked.

Video: How net neutrality shifts may impact diversity online

Will the Federal Communications Commission’s proposed new rules governing Internet traffic further hurt those whose views and voices are already underrepresented in mainstream media?

National security journalists say it’s only getting harder to report on intelligence agencies

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence issued new policies requiring that all public writings and remarks -- even by former employees -- be checked beforehand for sensitive information, and circumscribing how employees can talk about