Nieman Foundation at Harvard
HOME
          
LATEST STORY
“This puts Black @nytimes staff in danger”: New York Times staffers band together to protest Tom Cotton’s anti-protest op-ed
ABOUT                    SUBSCRIBE
Dec. 15, 2008, 8:59 a.m.

Free copy of ‘Blown to Bits’

In June, three smart Cantabridgians — from Harvard, MIT, and the private sector — published a book called Blown to Bits. Its subject: how the eruption of digital data about our lives impacts issues like privacy and the law. It’s doesn’t address journalism issues as directly as some other whither-the-Internet books, but it’s a good introduction for anyone looking to get in a webbier frame of mind.

On Friday, the authors released the book under a Creative Commons license — meaning they made it available for free download. (Interesting move just before Christmas, when one presumes book sales reaches their peak.) Unfortunately, they made the book available in eight separate PDFs; fortunately, the CC license also allows me to merge them all into one. Download the entire book as one PDF here.

POSTED     Dec. 15, 2008, 8:59 a.m.
SHARE THIS STORY
   
Show comments  
Show tags
 
Join the 50,000 who get the freshest future-of-journalism news in our daily email.
“This puts Black @nytimes staff in danger”: New York Times staffers band together to protest Tom Cotton’s anti-protest op-ed
“It has never been my expectation that every piece the New York Times publishes will confirm my personal worldview, but it was also never my expectation The Times would run an op-ed calling for state violence.”
The Philadelphia Inquirer’s journalists of color are taking a “sick and tired day” after “Buildings Matter, Too” headline
“We’re tired of shouldering the burden of dragging this 200-year-old institution kicking and screaming into a more equitable age.”
VizPol takes a cue from bird-watching apps to help journalists identify unfamiliar political symbols
Built by researchers at Columbia University’s journalism and engineering schools and launched as an invite-only beta this week, VizPol can currently recognize 52 symbols.