Open Data initiatives, often combined with Freedom of Information legislation, give today’s journalists unprecedented access to data. In the recent working paper, “Does Open Data need Journalism?”, published by the Reuter's Institute for the Study of Journalism, Jonathan Stoneman assesses the true impact of data on the news agenda, and on journalism itself. In the following post, he elaborated on his findings for us.
Here at Northeastern’s School of Journalism, we’re a few weeks into our Media Innovation studio, the thumping heart of our Media Innovation program, where we expose our talented journalism graduate students to fields outside journalism–like game design, interactive documentary and computer science–and apply their lessons and best practices to journalism. But before getting into the nitty gritty [...]
Since the earliest days of humanity people have told stories to each other in different forms. Storytelling has serious traditions in every culture. Myths, legends, tales, poems, folk songs all show the endeavour humans have always had to connect to each other, to people from other cultures and
With its massive traffic and engagement potential, Reddit should be a haven for journalists. Yet Reddit has not exactly welcomed reporters, leaving many confused as to why their reception has been blasted and contributions slighted. So what exactly is the role of journalists on Reddit? PRI The World’s Tory Starr outlines the common pitfalls of the social media [...]
“The home page is dead.” We’ve heard that phrase a lot the last couple years, especially after it was reported that traffic to the New York Times’ home page had decreased by more than 50 percent over two years.
While ethics in journalism have been defined and upheld for decades, the context they’re practiced within has shifted with changes in technology and society. That’s true of public records as they become increasingly digitized and more liquid, flowing from file cabinets and county servers onto the World Wide Web. Security and privacy by obscurity are no longer enough to protect sensitive data, particularly as the traditional gatekeeper to such stores disappear and publication has become dramatically democratized around the world. In 2013, we’re just starting to really grapple with the issues that are presented here, despite years of data breaches in the public and private sector, and warning from researchers about poor information minimization or redaction, lax security protocols or lapses in common sense.
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Newspapers are so bad at digital publishing that they should just give up and focus on print.
That’s the bracing thesis of a recently published mini-book from journalism professor H. Iris Chyi of the University of Texas, who likens what she calls the “inferior quality” of online newspaper offerings to the desiccated ramen noodles that constitute the primary food group for many a starving student.
Gawker Media has ad problems. On top of ad blocking, declining ad rates and reader response to display ads, the publisher’s racy content scares off many advertisers. So Gawker is placing a big bet on native advertising and e-commerce, which together account for one-third of its business. Gawker believes it can harness the authenticity of its editorial content to drive engagement and sales for brands. But getting brands to play along in what could be a risky environment is still a challenge.
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