Global Editors Network / Ana Lomtadze
Richard Gingras on Google’s plan to spotlight “original reporting” →
“A while back I asked one of journalism’s great editors how we might identify original reporting. He responded with the tiniest smirk, ‘It’s the stuff we spend a ton of money on!’ Of course that’s neither a detectable signal nor a guarantee of quality. In fact, being able to describe what original reporting is is tricky. It means different things to different editors and newsrooms at different times. People say you know it when you see it, but how do you translate that to an algorithm?”
Washington Post / Tony Romm and Drew Harwell
Knight Center / Carolina de Assis
Philadelphia Inquirer / Christian Hetrick
Press Gazette / Charlotte Tobitt
Journalism.co.uk / Marcela Kunova
Engaged Journalism Lab / Anthony Advincula
Birds Are Vanishing From North America
The number of birds in the United States and Canada has declined by 3 billion, or 29 percent, over the past half-century, scientists find. The skies are emptying out. The number of birds in the United States and Canada has fallen by 29 percent since 1970, scientists reported on Thursday.
Colt to Suspend Production of AR-15 Rifles for Consumers
The gun manufacturer said the market had an adequate supply of sporting rifles and it would focus on its military and law enforcement contracts instead. The gun maker Colt said on Thursday that it would effectively suspend production of sporting rifles, including the AR-15, for the civilian market but continue to manufacture rifles for government weapons contracts.
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