Jay Rosen

Jay Rosen teaches journalism at New York University, where he has been on the faculty since 1986. He is the author of PressThink, a blog about journalism's ordeals in the age of the web. He tweets @jayrosen_nyu

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Sunday, April 26, 2015
On the Deep Grammar of the White House Correspondents Association Dinner
Have you ever come to know members of a family who collaborate in staying silent about something bad that happened in the past, something no one wants to talk about because to talk about it would probably tear the family apart? The innocent would have to accuse the guilty. The guilty to defend...
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Monday, April 06, 2015
Notes and Comments on CJR's Investigation into Rolling Stone’s ‘A Rape on Campus.’
First, some key links: Here’s the text itself: Rolling Stone and UVA: The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism Report: An anatomy of a journalistic failure . The author’s apology: Statement From Writer of Rolling Stone Rape Article, Sabrina Erdely . CJR: Interview with Steve Coll and...
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Sharing the Snowden documents among various outlets is truly deserving of a prize in journalism. (File/public domain) Views
Monday, April 14, 2014
Pulitzer Does Not Fully Express Power of Collaborative Snowden Reporting
The Washington Post and the Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize for public service today. There’s no prize for the network of individuals and institutions that brought the surveillance story forward. As the New York Times reported : Though the citation did not name specific reporters, the work was led...
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Monday, February 10, 2014
Behold How Badly Our Political Journalists Have Lost the Freakin’ Plot
I read hundreds of bylined works of journalism a week. Every so often one of them forces me to go back and read it over and over…
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Thursday, December 19, 2013
A First Look at NewCo’s Business, Journalism Structure
First, the official release: PIERRE OMIDYAR PROVIDES INITIAL FUNDING OF $50M TO ESTABLISH FIRST LOOK MEDIA Honolulu – Dec. 19, 2013 – The news organization created by Pierre Omidyar (formerly dubbed “NewCo”) has taken another step forward with an infusion of $50M in capital to fuel operations being established on both coasts.
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013
The NSA's Next Move: Silencing University Professors?
This actually happened yesterday:
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Tuesday, August 27, 2013
To Make Journalism Harder, Slower, Less Secure
Last week, the novelist and former CIA operative Barry Eisler published one of the most important posts I have read about what’s happening to the press since the Snowden revelations began in early June. In it, he tries to explain why authorities in the UK detained Brazilian national David Miranda for nine hours at Heathrow airport and confiscated all the technology he had on him.
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Friday, August 16, 2013
When You’re in a Fourth Estate Situation
As things stand today, the Fourth Estate is a state of mind. Some in the press have it, some don’t. Some who have it are part of the institutional press. Some, like Ladar Levison and Edward Snowden, are not. “I think if the American public knew what our government was doing, they wouldn’t be allowed to do it anymore.”
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Friday, June 14, 2013
"Politics: Some" and "Politics: None," Two Ways to Excel in Political Journalism
I offer one observation about the story that has consumed the worlds of journalism and politics for the last eight days: leaks describing how vast is the United States government’s electronic monitoring of communications. Near the center of that story is Glenn Greenwald, the Guardian columnist who was one of three journalists that the leaker, Edward Snowden, chose to trust.
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Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Phone Hacking Crisis Shows News Corp is No Ordinary News Company
Watching the phone hacking crisis crack wide open over the last few weeks has left me puzzled about its ultimate causes: what is it about News Corp that has produced these events?
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