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Students and Nieman Fellows spent a semester building solutions for audience engagement, better tools to explore data, and new ideas for local media startups.
The data visualization expert argues that FiveThirtyEight and Vox have overpromised and underdelivered — and that they need to treat their data with more scientific rigor.
Plus: The Upshot and the explanatory journalism wave, Slate’s new membership model, and the rest of the week’s journalism and tech news.
When you commit to explaining the important issues in the news, you commit to a life of updating. What’s the best way to manage a corpus of news knowledge with an uncertain half-life?
Plus: An NSA deal is struck, a CNN/Twitter partnership, and the rest of the week’s journalism and tech news.
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“Investigative journalism may have pride of place within the mythology of American news, but that’s not really what journalists have been up to, by and large.”
The NYU professor and scholar talks about his intellectual influences, how he thinks the press did in 2012, and how much of an audience there’ll be for civic-minded journalism. Joshua Benton
Plus: News thinkers and journalists rethink the article as a form of journalism, and the rest of the week’s must-reads in media and tech. Mark Coddington
Accountability journalism, MTV-style. Megan Garber
The investigative outfit explores “aggregation in the public interest.”
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