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After having trouble finding journalists ready for graduate-level computer science, the university is trying to build a bridge to quantitative skills. Adrienne LaFrance
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“I would hope it would become just a normal part of journalism, that there would be no more “data journalism” — that it just becomes part of what we do.”
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At Georgia Tech’s Computation + Journalism Symposium, representatives from both fields explored what the vibrant news information environment might look like.
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Amy Webb, Scott Klein, and Jim Frederick share some of the big ideas they’ll take away from the year. Spark Camp
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Nick Diakopolous, in a new report from CUNY, argues that journalism is a lot like computer science, since both are fundamentally concerned with information.
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The American Bystander is trying to revive the humor magazine with a reader-supported business model
“Our idea was that we were going to create one of these things in a classic format and see if there was enough interest to sustain it.”
0Algorithms, clickworkers, and the befuddled fury around Facebook Trends
“Trends are not the same as news, but Facebook kinda wants them to be.”
0With new columns and newsletters, ProPublica is trying to attract new readers and have more fun
“There’s a huge benefit to coming up with features that are more fun and more interesting. It appeals to a different audience and can create closer connections with readers — they can see a different side of us.”
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