In its fiftieth year, the nation's leading journalism review brings you a series of conversations with journalists, critics, and contributors to the Columbia Journalism Review magazine and CJR.org. Expect frank discussion, behind-the-scenes stories, and insightful media analysis from all corners of the news industry.
CJR Podcast: Corey Hutchins talks digital startups and local news with Denverite's Dave Burdick
Corey Hutchins is a Colorado-based contributor to the Columbia Journalism Review's United States Project, which covers developments in local media around the country. Here, he speaks with Dave Burdick, editor-in-chief of Denverite, a 5-month-old for-profit Denver news startup, about the challenges of starting a hyperlocal, digital-only news product, how he's building new audiences and revenue streams, and his passion for local news.
CJR Podcast: Solutions-based journalism with Corey Hutchins, Ben Goldfarb and Leah Todd
Corey Hutchins is a Colorado-based contributor to the Columbia Journalism Review's United States Project, which covers developments in local media around the country. Here, he speaks with Ben Goldfarb and Leah Todd of the Solutions Journalism Network, and J.R. Logan of Taos News, about "Small Towns, Big Change," a collaboration between SJN and several local news organizations in Colorado and New Mexico.
CJR Podcast: Paul Berry
Paul Berry was the CTO of Huffington Post from April 2007 through December 2011. He is currently the founder and CEO of RebelMouse, a social media startup, and Soho Tech Lab, an incubator. Here, he speaks with Emily Bell, director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, about where he's been, where he's going, and what's in store for social news.
CJR Podcast: James Boylan
In celebration of our 50th anniversary, James Boylan, who founded CJR in 1961, talks about the magazine's early history and his time as its editor with deputy editor Clint Hendler.
CJR Podcast: Bill Grueskin and Lucas Graves
Bill Grueskin, Lucas Graves, and Ava Seave are the authors of a new report released by Columbia University's Tow Center for Digital Journalism, entitled "The Story So Far: What we know about the business of digital journalism." In this conversation with assistant editor Lauren Kirchner, Grueskin and Graves discuss the report's recommendations for the news industry, from aggregation to advertising.
CJR Podcast: Lawrence Pintak
Lawrence Pintak, author of the book The New Arab Journalist: Mission and Identity in a Time of Turmoil, wrote the cover story of the May/June issue of CJR, entitled "Breathing Room: Toward a new Arab Media." In this conversation with assistant editor Lauren Kirchner, Pintak talks about the origins of television news networks like Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya, and assesses their long-lasting impact on the popular uprisings of the region. He also discusses the shift in American public opinion of Al Jazeera English, and how the death of Osama bin Laden has been handled in the Arab media.