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Archives: July 2014

Early mornings are a challenge for news sites: big audiences, not much fresh content. Some outlets are stashing staff around the world to keep content fresh.
Plus: Google and censorship, The Wall Street Journal turns 125, and the rest of this week’s news about journalism and tech.
From 2003 to 2014, the number of newspaper reporters covering American statehouses fell 35 percent.
“It’s not the hive that’s at issue here. It’s the big, monopolistic beekeepers who should give us pause.”
The data visualization expert argues that FiveThirtyEight and Vox have overpromised and underdelivered — and that they need to treat their data with more scientific rigor.
“We’re always navigating information and culture by way of these mechanisms, and every mechanism has a built in notion of what it’s trying to accomplish.”