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Solidarity eclipses objectivity as journalism’s dominant ideal
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April 29, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Print reporter punished for shooting video, a big offer for the Boston Globe, a royal shush button

Update to a story we tweeted this morning. MT @Poynter: WH press secretary: “No reporters have been banned.” »

Overlooked this: Stuff Journalists Like, including #35 Name Dropping (what?) and #3 Free Food (never!) via @10000Words »

#FutureOfNews Innovation of the Day: The Guardian makes a certain wedding disappear with one click »

What’s Patch doing right? Transparency over objectivity, says @laurenmichell. (Agree?) »

PSA: Applications are open for the U. of King’s “Summer School in Data Journalism” in Nova Scotia »

Twitter appears to have introduced text ads »

Congrats to @katchesmark on becoming @CIRonline‘s editorial director and @chasedavis its tech director! »

RT @mallarytenore: NPR names Miami Herald’s Edward Schumacher-Matos as its new ombudsman. »

Twitter executive says the service has 200+ million users; 70% of traffic is from outside the U.S. »

Interesting: Might Netflix kill Internet movie piracy? It’s cheap, and so much easier »

A businessman is prepared to offer $200+ million for the Boston Globe — much more than two summers ago »

No. 1 on Reddit? A thank-you note from PBS that encouraged hundreds more to give »

The White House banished a “print pool” reporter for pulling out a phone to record video »

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Solidarity eclipses objectivity as journalism’s dominant ideal
“Objectivity as an aspirational ideal ends up encouraging journalists to avoid addressing what matters.”
Nonprofit journalism finally builds scale
“Nonprofit news has created meaningful new reporting capacity for American journalism, but its long-term success and impact depend upon it becoming a much larger and smarter business.”
Global cynicism about democracy will expose media to attack
“China’s and Russia’s global influence operations won’t need to resort to fake news to exploit the genuine dysfunctions in the American system.”