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Archives: December 2014

“How can reality be known? Through the drug-hazed account of Dr. Gonzo, or with a good old factual, inverted-pyramid report?” Juliette De Maeyer
“Facebook now consists of a stream of advertisements interspersed with your friends’ wedding and baby photos. Why should this organization have any effect whatsoever on news, politics, or any other serious area of our culture?” Maria Bustillos
“News organizations used to get by with minimal research expenditures because, for most of the second half of the 20th century, they had major profits and operated in fairly stable markets.” Pablo Boczkowski
“It’s a mistake to characterize gonzo as emotional and thus erratic: On the contrary, the approach is about emotion applied carefully — curated emotion, emotion and reason working together, objectivity and subjectivity as parallel processes and not polar opposites.” Zizi Papacharissi
“Algorithmic judgment is the uncanny valley of computing.” Zeynep Tufekci
“What news can we deliver in a glimpse?” Mira Lowe
“What if some of our beats were reimagined as seasons, with a bit more structure and focus, and a bit less permanence?” Matt Thompson
“The longer we wait, the more stories we miss, the more information we endanger, and the harder it is for us to adopt secure practices.” Katie Park
“Will virtual reality deliver a journalism experience and immerse our audience in the story in a way we couldn’t before? Or will it feel too intrusive?” Raney Aronson-Rath
“When it comes to native, publishers once again own the printing press.” Amanda Hale