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Archives: July 2011

Information designers still haven’t figured out how to present large amounts of information in a way that’s beautiful, encourages discovery, and leaves room for editorial control. Joshua Benton
Truthsquad’s twist is that, more than Politifact or Factcheck.org, it’ll try to balance the knowledge of the crowd with the reporting of professional journalists. Justin Ellis
July 25, 2011
The Texas Tribune Festival is a way to use the nonprofit’s convening power to build engagement and help accomplish its ambitious fundraising aims. Andrew Phelps
How is the Internet influencing the core elements of narrative and storytelling? Vadim Lavrusik
July 22, 2011
John Siracusa’s epic reviews of Mac OS X are just the right length for an ebook — and readers are willing to pay for it.
He had a lot to say about media, and maybe more to say in media.
How one Miami newspaperman found the media theorist’s ideas about the news: not particularly useful.
Plus the week’s required reading: a CJR takeout on Journal Register, Marshall McLuhan mania, Rosen and Carr debate, and Paul Ford on Facebook and narrative. Mark Coddington