Results of ProPublica’s annual reader survey: 49% of readers think of ProPublica as nonideological. 25% think it’s moderate. 25% think it’s liberal. (I presume the missing think it’s conservative, although ProPublica doesn’t say.)
But when describing their own leanings, ProPublica readers are 63 percent liberal, 21 percent moderate, and 13 percent non-ideological. (Again, the remaining 3% are unaccounted for, presumably self-identifying conservatives.)
Our sister publication Nieman Reports is out with its new issue, all about the intersections of journalism and book publishing. To go along with that issue, one of our other sister publications, Nieman Storyboard, had this smart post on the mistakes journos make when they transition to book-length work.
Two thoughts: The hooks built for this are available to other DocumentCloud users to build similar tools. (ProPublica plans on open sourcing the annotizer, but it may be a while.) And this on/off UI makes me think it could be useful to built a generic UI for this sort of optional annotation (with links to supporting documents instead of embeds).