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This summer, a team of students is testing whether a database-driven, structured journalism model can work well on topics like urban policing and Uber.
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More than 1,400 journalists, publishers, academics, and more are descending on Atlanta this week to talk shop.
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The team behind the celebrated Homicide Watch D.C. has expanded into other communities before, but now they’re moving into new subject matter. It’ll be a test of their model.
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“Journalists must, I believe, be more agile, more open, more listening, and more willing to work as teams, take chances and improvise, if they are to succeed.” Joshua Benton
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You’re going to need a strong network, a project with an end point, and some luck.
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Plus: More details on the Journal Register Co.’s bankruptcy, new ideas on j-school training, and the rest of the news in media and tech this week.
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The site’s founders, heading to Harvard for a Nieman-Berkman Fellowship, are pinning their hopes on a Kickstarter campaign to keep it running for the next year.
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