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ProPublica plans to grow its ‘Data Store’

“There’s no question that selling data is a rich opportunity for many newsrooms”

In February, ProPublica launched the "Data Store," a site from which journalists from outside of the organization could purchase data... More

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The pitfalls of data journalism

FiveThirtyEight won’t have broad appeal without narrative

The power in data journalism comes from the ability for numbers and statistics to examine a subject in a measurable... More

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Take a deep breath before panicking over the NYT’s 2013 top 10

Formats are false idols

A much-shared article in the Atlantic last week leads with the claim that the most trafficked "story" across platforms on... More

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Less is more with mobile visualizations

As readers shift to tablets and smartphones, interactive newsrooms need to re-focus on the basics

To walk through San Francisco is to examine the area's lurid, sometimes brutal mid-nineteenth-century origins. Each street has a story.... More

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Crowdsourcing done right

Crowdsourced journalism showed its limits during the Boston bombing, but that doesn’t mean it lacks value

Crowdsourcing -- obtaining data, information, or ideas from a group of people -- can quickly bring up vast quantities of... More

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Connecting China, visually

Reporters help tell Chinese political stories in an interactive way

On February 28, while China's leadership transition was underway, Connected China, a visualization application produced by Reuters, went online. Using... More

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CAR hits the mainstream

Computer-assisted reporting is being recognized as an important journalistic discipline

It's been more than a year since The New York Times declared this The Age of Big Data, but for... More

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Crediting the source code

While most of us recognize that text and images are protected by copyright laws, code copyright is less understood

Open Google Chrome and go to your favorite website. Right click, scroll down, and select "Inspect Element." The lower-third of... More

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Where the jobs are

How WYNC’s data journalism efforts show new opportunities for journalists

There are probably few things that intimidate journalists like reams of data. Unemployment might be high on that intimidation list,... More

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Gun permit data wasn’t maximized

The choice that faced the Journal News was not simply whether to map gun permit holders’ addresses, but how

In the weeks since the Journal News's publication of a controversial interactive map of gun permit holders' addresses in Westchester... More

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Must-reads of 2012: interactives

A fantastic year for data journalism

As 2012 draws to a close, CJR writers brainstormed the year's best reads in their beats. 2012 was a fantastic... More

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Blogging data

Programmer blogs explain the science behind the magic

Data journalism and information visualization is a burgeoning field. Every week, Between the Spreadsheets will analyze, interrogate, and explore emerging... More

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Getting the whole Story

NYT reporter worked closely with the interactive team

Data journalism and information visualization is a burgeoning field. Every week, Between the Spreadsheets will analyze, interrogate, and explore emerging... More

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Takeaways from Tow’s report

The role of data journalism in the post-industrial world

Data journalism and information visualization is a burgeoning field. Every week, Between the Spreadsheets will analyze, interrogate, and explore emerging... More

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A database that brings radio to life

This American Life’s archive as an interactive map

Data journalism and information visualization is a burgeoning field. Every week, Between the Spreadsheets will analyze, interrogate, and explore emerging... More

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

Bloggingheads

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

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