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Archive for the 'columbia journalism review' Category

Judith Crist

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Remembering.

Lemmings or Livebloggers? Let’s Call It A Draw

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Apple, Microsoft, what’s the dif?

Ariana Huffington Told Me To Blog

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

…but I’m going to do it anyway. MSNBC is disturbing. NBC is dumb. Have a good holiday! …oh, and Ariana Huffington is still a dope.

“The Crooked Heart of the Credit Crisis”

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

This essay ran in the magazine edition of CJR and was published in early September ’08.

It Can’t Happen Here

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

No, in the view of some, it already has. With apologies to Sinclair Lewis…may I present Naomi Klein. [thanks to CJR Daily for pointing out the Guardian piece].

“Horror and Tragedy Junkies”

Friday, April 20th, 2007

After 9/11/01 I stopped listening to All Things Considered and Morning Edition for a long time. This week has me feeling the same way towards CNN and MSNBC. It seemed an appropriate week to swear off the news. I no longer have the stomach or energy to parse the shadings or deconstruct the nuances of [...]

“Like Attacking A Banana Split With a Quarterstaff”

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

Kurt Vonnegut used that analogy when describing the futility of giving a book, movie, or play a bad review. I wasn’t exactly expecting them to be gracious, but you gotta wonder why Fox News even bothered phoning in their hatchet job (oops, I mean “obituary”). So does CJR Daily.

“In War, Truth Is the First Casualty” –Aeschylus, Greek tragic dramatist (525 BC – 456 BC)

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

Frontline World: “War of Ideas/Requiem” CJR Daily: Demands Unmet, the Taliban Take an Afghan Journalist’s Life ABC News The Blotter: Russian Journalist Dies in Suspicious Fall From Window

Of Stenography and Smarm

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

CJR Daily awards a laurel to NY Times reporter Marc Santora and tosses a much-deserved dart at Gawker.

Vanity Fair‘s Self-Reinvention, Graydon Carter-Style

Thursday, February 8th, 2007

The January ’07 issue of Columbia Journalism Review has an entertaining and informative article on Graydon Carter’s ongoing reign at Vanity Fair. Of course, I immediately noted there’s no mention of Christopher Hitchens in the essay. This might be due to his dearth of political contributions to Fair in favor of his recent thinkpieces covering [...]