New Columbia Journalism Faculty Member Gave 40X to Hillary Clinton

June 5th, 2018 2:42 PM
Money talks – and journalism is no exception. On Monday, Columbia Journalism School announced that digital media expert Raju Narisetti will serve as a full-time faculty member in two capacities: Professor of Professional Practice and the director of the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism. But neither he nor the Columbia Journalism School disclosed his unprecedented…

Study: Hillary Might Be POTUS If Not for the New York Times

December 9th, 2017 7:04 AM
News stories might have cost Hillary Clinton the presidency, but they were real stories from Manhattan, not fake stories from Macedonia. That’s the major takeaway from a new content analysis of media coverage of the 2016 campaign that the Columbia Journalism Review published on Tuesday. 

E.J. Dionne Symbolizes 'Media Too Thirsty for a Narrative Shift'

November 10th, 2017 2:02 PM
Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne seems to be the personification of what the Columbia Journalism Review meant when its writer Jon Alsop noted on November 9 that Media too thirsty for a narrative shift on Trump. Alsop pointed out that the liberal media, desperate for a win against President Donald Trump, have latched onto last Tuesday's election results as confirmation of their urgent hopes.…

CJR Urges Media to Hype Climate Change in Harvey Stories

September 1st, 2017 3:56 PM
Columbia Journalism Review says journalists should continue tying climate change to Hurricane Harvey. The Soros-funded liberal publication of Columbia University’s journalism school said that although that strategy can be perceived as “insensitive,” “That doesn’t mean they should be avoided.” Hurricane Harvey news coverage has been full of attempts to link the storm to manmade climate change or…

Is the NYT a Liberal Paper? Former Public Editors Confront Question

July 21st, 2017 4:20 PM
The New York Times shut down their Public Editor position last May, a position established in 2003 in the wake of the mortifying scandal involving reporter Jayson Blair. Andy Robinson talked to all six former Public Editors of the New York Times for the Columbia Journalism Review. Among the questions about anonymous sourcing and testy newsroom relations, Robinson re-surfaced one that…

Univisión y Telemundo aprovechan el Cinco de Mayo para atacar a Trump

May 7th, 2017 1:28 PM
Univisión y Telemundo casi nunca pierden la oportunidad de criticar al presidente Trump. Por ello, no fue de extrañar que ambas cadenas de habla hispana hicieran un gran alboroto sobre el hecho de que el presidente Trump, en un día en el que tenía otros tres actos públicos  (el Día Nacional de la Oración, la revocación y reemplazo de Obamacare por parte de la Cámara de Representantes y el 75…

Columnist: Trump an Enemy of the Media, Just Like Hugo Chavez

February 24th, 2017 5:19 PM
Almost fifteen years ago, South Park paid tribute to a trailblazing animated TV series by calling an episode “The Simpsons Already Did It.” According to Columbia Journalism Review columnist Joel Simon, regardless of the current hubbub over President Trump’s media-bashing, several “Latin American populist” heads of state, including the late Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez, already did it, or…

CJR Editor's 'Open Letter' to Trump: Immature, Arrogant, Naive

January 20th, 2017 11:54 PM
On Tuesday, Kyle Pope, Editor in Chief and Publisher of the Columbia Journalism Review, posted "An open letter to Trump from the US press corps." Pope informed Mr. Trump, as if the man who is now this nation's 45th President didn't know already, that "while you have every right to decide your ground rules for engaging with the press, we have some, too."

Columbia Journalism Review’s Truth Problem

October 23rd, 2016 5:37 PM
The truth, as they say, hurts. Nowhere is this better illustrated recently than over there at The Columbia Journalism Review. Where CJR staff writer and senior Delacorte fellow David Uberti has penned this seriously misleading piece about my recent remarks on CNN concerning the “rigged election” controversy brought to the fore by Donald Trump.

Unsettling Science: The Media’s Legal Climate Crusade Against Exxon

April 22nd, 2016 10:18 AM
Galileo, the famous Italian astronomer and scientist, once said, “In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.” Tell that to the UN IPCC and the news media. Presumably, Galileo would find the use of the so-called “scientific consensus” on global warming as the basis to call for prosecution of dissenters unsettling. Everyone should…

No Conservatives on Columbia School of Journalism Gay Marriage Panel

June 14th, 2013 11:24 AM
When the signature publication of the nation’s most elite journalism school hosts a panel discussion on how reporters cover the gay marriage debate, you’d expect the same level of thoughtful balance the media generally gives the topic. Which is to say none at all. And the June 12 Newseum event hosted by the Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) and sponsored by the ACLU didn’t disappoint. …

Journalism Review Upset at The Washington Post for Covering Black Pant

July 22nd, 2010 2:22 PM
The ongoing controversy surrounding the actions of two members of the New Black Panther Party at a Philadelphia polling place during the last presidential election has become increasingly less about facts and more about opinions. The mainstream media ignored the story for so long, basically giving Fox News exclusive rights to deliver the story to a mass audience and now they’re incensed over…

Procrastination? Columbia Journalism Review Finds Flaws with '60 Minut

April 14th, 2010 10:19 PM
Well, it only took them nearly a year to tackle this breakdown journalistic ethics, but the Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) took on a CBS "60 Minutes" segment that aired back in May 2009. Nonetheless, an analysis by Martha M. Hamilton posted on the CJR Web site on April 14 found several flaws with a May 3, 2009, segment (critiqued by the Business & Media Institute on May 4, 2009). According…

CJR to Salon's Blumenthal: Stop Giving Fodder to Critics of Liberal Me

February 10th, 2010 4:24 PM
Salon columnist Max Blumenthal continues to get flak for his slanderous, factually-challenged hit piece on conservative filmmaker James O'Keefe last week. The column, premised on a host of omissions and baseless assumptions, contended that O'Keefe's is a racist.Blumenthal's latest critic is Columbia Journalism Review, Old Media's paragon of journalistic elitism. CJR has requested that he correct…