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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.
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Plus: The Upshot and the explanatory journalism wave, Slate’s new membership model, and the rest of the week’s journalism and tech news.
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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?
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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.”
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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
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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
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Accountability journalism, MTV-style. Megan Garber
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The investigative outfit explores “aggregation in the public interest.”
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