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A well-intentioned attempt to shield the families of shooting victims “may have grave consequences for the future of the state’s transparency.”
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In this excerpt from The Wired City, Dan Kennedy examines how the New Haven Independent — one of the brightest stars of local online journalism — proved both its mettle and its distinctive take on the news when covering a major crime.
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A researcher into editing patterns on Wikipedia compares the Connecticut school shooting to other acts of mass violence to see how coverage of breaking news gets done on the site.
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“I use Twitter mostly to get the word out, especially when it’s a really intense situation where news is breaking by the minute or second, and a lot of people are working on a story.” Justin Ellis
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What began as an internal tool to make crime reporting easier has become an open database for reporters across Philadelphia.
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The murder-tracking blog wants to license its software platform and reporting to a traditional media outlet.
May 5, 2011
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