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Infographic: Soccer goes mainstream in the US

A niche sport no more, and media coverage has expanded to match interest

For four solid weeks in the middle of summer, a growing legion of US soccer fans cling to radios, laptops,... More

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Google Glass vs. Google Hoax

Can you tell which of these stories about the gadget are true and which are false?

Everyone's talking about Google Glass. After years of development and exclusive, invitation-only testing, the tech giant finally made its wearable... More

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Hard Numbers

Freedom of the press

60 percent of US journalists in 1982 said they had "almost complete freedom" in selecting their stories 33.6 percent... More

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Story Control

A new suite of tools allows the public to parse press coverage

Back in February, MIT's Center for Civic Media published a stunning series of graphics tracing press coverage of Trayvon... More

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Crunching the numbers on self-publishing

How much profit did four writers make from online publishing platforms?

Amazon, Atavist, Beacon Reader, Byliner, iTunes, Kobo, Medium. There are plenty of online platforms where writers can get longform stories... More

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Open Bar

Albuquerque Press Club

Albuquerque Press Club Albuquerque, NM Year opened The APC didn't have an official home until 1973, when it bought a... More

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Social media blast

New reporting tools

For most news outlets, it's been a given that a social media presence is becoming more than a promotional tool.... More

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What’s in my bag?

Gear of war

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Viral Wisdom

To Gwyneth, with love

When New York Post contributing editor Mackenzie Dawson penned "A Working Mom's Open Letter to Gwyneth," a witty piece addressed... More

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Immersive Experience

Passing the stunt journalism torch to a new generation

May 5 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Elizabeth Jane Cochran, better known as undercover journalist Nellie... More

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Hard Numbers

Drone edition

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Gaming

Puzzle me this!

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Open Bar

Eightbar

Eightbar Baltimore, MD Year opened 2013 Distinguishing features Don't expect to spot Eightbar from the sidewalk. Instead, you'll need to... More

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Equal ground

Can data transform the way we report on poverty

Carlos Martínez de la Serna started working as a journalist in 1998, when he joined the Spanish newspaper El... More

Why won’t journalists ask Bill Cosby the tough questions? - Sexual assault charges are hardly ever mentioned to the TV star

Knoxville’s alt-weekly wasn’t losing money. It got shut down anyway - Scripps pulls the plug on Metro Pulse in favor of an entertainment supplement for the local daily

Chuck Todd’s Obama book says more about the author than it does about the president - ‘The Stranger’ underscores a broader problem with the way we cover politics

Beware labeling Pope Francis a liberal - Political boxes like liberal/conservative and evolutionist/creationist miss his real significance

The Virginian-Pilot produces a breakthrough investigation amid layoffs - Reporter John Holland discusses how the story came together, newsroom cutbacks, and colleagues who cover for each other


Which media outlets use ‘illegal immigrant’? (Fusion)

“[I]n spite of all the good reasons not to use the phrase, it is still very easy to find in the US press, even in headlines”

Jack Shafer on losing his job (Capital New York)

“Right now, my immediate plan is to go to work as a lay therapist at The Intercept to bring the healing there so John Cook and Matt Taibbi can return. I have great interpersonal skills.”

On outlets that continue to call unknown drone victims ‘militants’ (The Intercept)

“Like the US drone program itself, this deceitful media practice continues unabated”

UNITY’s convention is no more (All Digitocracy)

“The organization’s board of directors decided that UNITY will no longer host the quadrennial conferences for which it had become known”

Bloggingheads

Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute

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The Business of Digital Journalism

A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Study Guides

Questions and exercises for journalism students.