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When people talk about explanatory journalism, the focus is on new players like Vox and FiveThirtyEight, or on giants like the Times and the Post. But can connecting the dots trickle down to the local level?
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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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The mobile-first, obsessions-driven business news site from Atlantic Media has a lot of new competition — but it also has some opportunities for growth.
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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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“Is there a way to take some of the knowledge that people at The New York Times already have that ends up on the cutting room floor, and put it in front of readers?”
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Plus: The pushback against Vox and The Intercept, Twitter’s data buy, and the rest of this week’s news and tech must-reads.
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Plus: Facebook’s bet on virtual reality, Netflix and AT&T’s net neutrality debate, and the rest of this week’s news in journalism and tech.
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The product is compelling and a big step forward for The New York Times in a number of ways. But can a $2-a-week iPhone app compete with the free and open web?
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Plus: Debating Twitter’s publicness and the ethics of quoting tweets, robot journalists, and the rest of the week’s news about journalism and the web.
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