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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 New York Times built a Slack bot to help decide which stories to post to social media
The bot, named Blossom, helps predict how stories will do on social and also suggests which stories editors should promote.
1287Jo Ellen Green Kaiser: Do independent news outlets have a blind spot when it comes to ethnic media?
The head of the Media Consortium argues that, by defining themselves in opposition to mainstream media, independent progressive outlets miss out on the power of ethnic and community journalism.
1029Newsonomics: 10 numbers on The New York Times’ 1 million digital-subscriber milestone
Digital subscribers are proving to be the bedrock of the Times’ business model going forward. How much more room is there for growth — and at what price points?
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