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Archives: April 2013

The arguments for smarter public support of journalism, the rise of civic engagement in social media, and the changing practices of foreign correspondents: all that and more in this month’s roundup of the academic literature.
Will some of America’s top newspapers find themselves bought by owners motivated by political ideology more than civic duty?
A discussion on reporting in traumatic situations — “Sandy Hook and Beyond” — highlights the gaps in perception between those being covered and those doing the covering.
Connected China is an experiment in breaking out of the incremental story — trying to create a summative, regularly updated visualization of who leads China.
“It certainly takes courage to speak — but it takes a different kind of courage to be silent, to listen, to trust, and speak when the time is right.”
The Times wants to make video freely available on their own properties and elsewhere on the web. They also plan to increase video production.
With Ask Well, its health and fitness Q&A site, the Times is betting its brand value can make it standout from the competition.
Plus: Medium and Matter join forces, journalism education discussion, and the rest of the week’s journalism and tech reads.
We’re liveblogging the annual conference at the University of Texas, which brings together academics, journalists, and business-side types to talk about the future of news. Joshua Benton