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Beware labeling Pope Francis a liberal

Political boxes like liberal/conservative and evolutionist/creationist miss his real significance

A non-Catholic, casual news consumer might be forgiven for thinking that Pope Francis is pro-same-sex unions, pro-evolution, and anti-capitalism. Since... More

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Medium provides community, feedback for aspiring writer

A writer who lost out on Matter’s fellowship takes matters into his own hands

On Tuesday, Matter announced the six finalists for a new international reporting fellowship. In an experiment with crowdsourcing the fellowship... More

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Why activists increasingly focus on online media strategy

Buzz allows organizations to steer the media narrative without having to convince journalists that it’s a cause worth covering

In July, a video featuring various Lego characters went viral on social media, but the rigors endured by the plastic... More

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European Union journalists cross borders for story collaboration

Reporters are taking continent-wide investigations one step further

When Brigitte Alfter was the European Union correspondent in Brussels for a Danish newspaper a decade ago, the stories she... More

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Why won’t journalists ask Bill Cosby the tough questions?

Sexual assault charges are hardly ever mentioned to the TV star

Photo credit: Associated Press You'd think that, in this TMZ-fueled age, movie and pop stars could do little that... More

Virginian-Pilot journalists: Corporate management pressure is stifling coverage - “Lovers of journalism in this newsroom are pissed. It’s bad.”

Paper files public records request—and city’s response is a lawsuit - Local officials argue Montana courts should strike balance between privacy and disclosure

BBC Pop-Up reports from small town America - A small team is traveling across the United States for six months in hopes of finding underreported local stories

What game design can do for journalism - Three newly selected fellows at American University talk about the medium’s future

Timeline, an app based on ‘the history of…’ - But chronology doesn’t reveal everything


We should all step back from security journalism (Medium)

“It should be made clear, in law, that the tasks security reseachers do to make the net more secure and journalists do to understand and contextualize the truth for the public are not crimes”

Trust In Business And Media Is Declining, But People Have Faith In Search Engines (Buzzfeed)

People have become less trusting of major institutions, according to the annual Edelman Trust Barometer. And large majorities doubt that businesses want to make the world a better place.

With New Charlie Hebdo Cover, News Value Should Have Prevailed (NYT)

Public editor Margaret Sullivan on why the paper should have published the images.

An Old Fogey’s Analysis of a Teenager’s View on Social Media (Medium)

“I feel the need to offer my perspective as someone who is not a teenager but who has thought about these issues extensively for years.”

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

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