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Every television ad, news segment, political blog, and campaign website in the Philadelphia market will be searchable prior to the November 4 election
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An analysis from City University London confirms that women are poorly represented among British bylines, particularly in coverage of politics and sports and in commentary.
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Sociologist Herbert Gans says the news media should do a better job noting that “polls are answers to questions rather than opinions,” and that not all opinions have the same intensity — or the same impact.
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“Journalists have to consider how American politics has changed since modern journalism first formulated the conventions and norms for covering politics.”
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“The new muckraking isn’t the effect of new media alone…Yet buried within the infrastructures of communicative abundance are technical features that enable muckrakers to do their work of publicly scrutinising power, much more efficiently and effectively than at any moment in the history of democracy.” John Keane
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Technology is aiding reporting at both the high and the low ends of the business.
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The newspaper wanted to show the American election through Canadian eyes. Here’s what they learned along the way.
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Nate Silver’s number-crunching blog is perceived as a threat by some traditional political reporters — but its model has lessons for all journalists.
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After a decade with NPR, Seabrook wants to get beyond process to cover policy and the structures that determine how Congress works.
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The Economist’s Tom Standage on digital strategy and the limits of a model based on advertising
“The Economist has taken the view that advertising is nice, and we’ll certainly take money where we can get it, but we’re pretty much expecting it to go away.”
889A wave of distributed content is coming — will publishers sink or swim?
Instead of just publishing to their own websites, news organizations are being asked to publish directly to platforms they don’t control. Is the hunt for readers enough to justify losing some independence?
550What USA Today Sports learned covering the Final Four on Periscope and Snapchat
These new platforms are optimized for realtime news on phones, but there are lots of questions for news organizations — from what content to share to how to measure their effectiveness.
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