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How do you build an audience for a project tracking Americans killed by police? For The Guardian U.S.’ audience team, it’s a mix of community building, technology, and focused attention.
The site stopped daily publication in November, but founder Jim MacMillan says he’s learned how his priorities will need to shift for his next startup to last.
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.
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.
“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
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.
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