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What’s with the rise of “fact-based journalism”?
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May 13, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Adobe-v-Apple gets passive-aggressive, managing Facebook privacy takes 170 decisions, Diaspora explodes funding goals

RT @mediatwit: First MediaBugs errors fixed came from @EastBayExpress and @TechCrunch, both of which ignored comments:»

RT @10000Words: “We all want the media to act in the public interest, but how do we get the public interested?” – Louis Freedberg »

The power of a Times profile, part 512: @joindiaspora‘s Kickstarter project is now 1108% funded »

Nice reminder from @grist: when you’re fundraising, don’t forget the humor (via @spj_tweets) »

“Maybe this is what success looks like”: this weekend’s NYT mag profiles @thefastertimes »

Mad Men 2.0: Boulder Digital Works wants to train the next generation of marketing mavens »

One drawback of print: when techie scamps sneak a dirty UNIX joke into a photo, it can’t be cropped out »

Soliciting feedback, preemptively: TBD crowdsources its editorial plans »

Adobe-v-Apple, passive-aggressive edition »

Correction: Politico had the story on Facebook govt pages, but it’s a Facebook project, not Politico’s (h/t @colegoins) »

Government agencies have set up 400 Facebook pages since 2009, Politico starts tracking what they’re up to »

The “accept” bug data, or, a glimpse into the tweeny soul of the Twittersphere »

Managing Facebook privacy requires navigation through 50 settings with 170+ options »

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What’s with the rise of “fact-based journalism”?
“To describe one form of journalism as ‘fact-based’ is to tacitly acknowledge that there is also such a thing as ‘non-fact-based journalism.’ And there isn’t.”
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“There was just this nastiness that emerged in the way celebrities were covered in the 2000s.”
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“Listening is great, and talking to community members is great, but we also have to figure out how to be of use.”