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Ukrainian soldiers stand at their position near the division line with separatists in Marinka, near Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Friday, June 5, 2015. As fears persist that eastern Ukraine is about to fall back into full-scale war, a leader of the international monitoring group is urgently calling for resumed negotiations. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
Foreign correspondents are few and far between these days, but the conservative site produced by the Heritage Foundation just hired one based in Ukraine.
Melody Kramer is trying to build the next generation of supporters for public media by letting them contribute by sharing a skill as well as their credit card number.
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?
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.
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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