Saturday, July 26, 2014

The #newsonomics of how & why: This week from @NiemanLab

since my own "pseudo-journalism" is community blogging, e.g. computer mediated writing, I figured this belongs here. So does whatever I end up writing about #clmooc. The two don't seem much related, but then again I don't teach writing anymore. I blog. Sometimes I blog about teaching and learning but usually from a workplace/labor perspective. So I'll just add more pictures to everything. Whatever. Look for a tool that will be useful with what I do instead of teaching. And I'll share stuff to people who might use it for teaching. 

The newsonomics of how and why: This week from Nieman Lab
Nieman Lab: The Weekly Digest

The newsonomics of how and why

When people talk about explanatory journalism, the focus is on new players like Vox and FiveThirtyEight, or on giants like the Times and the Post. But can connecting the dots trickle down to the local level? By Ken Doctor.

From Grumpy Cat to Ukraine: How Mashable is expanding beyond gadgets and apps

The site known for social media and tech coverage has hired nearly 30 more editorial staffers since October and, like BuzzFeed before it, is expanding into more general interest news. By Joseph Lichterman.
Via Fuego: News from around the web
When Good People Share Bad Things: The Basics of Social Media Verification | Mediashift | PBS
The rapid spread of online misinformation was voted one of the top 10 trends facing the world in 2014 by members of the World Economic Forum's Network of Global Agenda Councils. In this third installment in the PBS MediaShift series on the
Blacklisted: The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist
The Obama administration has quietly approved a substantial expansion of the terrorist watchlist system, authorizing a secret process that requires neither "concrete facts" nor "irrefutable evidence" to designate an American or foreigner as a terrorist, according to a key government document obtained by The Intercept.
Meet the Online Tracking Device That is Virtually Impossible to Block
ProPublica investigates the threats to privacy in an era of cellphones, data mining and cyberwar. Twitter Twitter Facebook Facebook volumelow Podcast RSS RSS Latest Stories in this Project Update: After this article was published, YouPorn contacted us to say it had removed AddThis technology from its website, saying that the website was "completely unaware that AddThis contained a tracking software that had the potential to jeopardize the privacy of our users."
Homepage – The New Yorker
The gaffes, the schmalz, the political instincts are all of a piece.
I'm Ira Glass, Host of This American Life, and This Is How I Work
Ira Glass is a writer, producer, storyteller, performer, and a familiar voice. His show This American Life has set the contemporary standard of nonfiction radio shows, and has influenced and inspired countless others to grab a mic and give podcasting a try. But business as usual is apparently not enough for Ira.'s bounce rate down 15 percentage points since adopting continuous scroll
Three major news website redesigns this year look very different but have an important feature in common: articles that seamlessly transition to new content, without requiring readers to click or tap headlines and then wait for new pages to load. This "continuous scroll" strategy for news sites' article pages is gaining momentum.
The Nuts and Bolts of Maker Spaces in Journalism Schools | Mediashift | PBS
Today's journalism and media students may produce all kinds of projects. They might code websites, develop multimedia, build devices and contribute to a huge range of collaborative efforts that require both new ways of thinking and innovative ways of working within schools' physical spaces.
39 Pieces Of Advice For Journalists And Writers Of Color
For people of color, the writing industry can seem an especially challenging space, particularly for those just starting out. We spoke with 20 established writers of color - cultural writers, investigative reporters, broadcast journalists, and freelancers - and asked them three questions about the advice that they'd give beginning writers: * What piece of advice would you, as a writer of color, give to burgeoning writers/journalists of color?
Building a Twitter we can be proud of | Twitter Blogs
At Twitter, we have a goal to reach every person on the planet. We believe that goal is more attainable with a team that understands and represents different cultures and backgrounds. It makes good business sense that Twitter employees are representative of the vast and varied backgrounds of our users around the world.
'Not the Time for Antiseptic Coverage': Dean Baquet on Covering Violence Abroad
Updated, 10:22 a.m. Although it resulted in protests from some readers, a photograph of a victim's body covered in clear plastic - the main image on Saturday's front page - was both important and "one of the most beautiful pictures of war I've seen in a long time," according to Dean Baquet, The Times's executive editor.
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