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“None of us could have predicted the impact of police body cams as conflicting narratives that continue to compete for the accurate portrayal of what happened.”
“I represent thousands of people who have told me they want to hear about this, and I happen to be the guy who’s paid to go on planes and dig up documents and ask these questions for them, because they’re busy living their lives.”
Can a community news platform serve as “technology that protects our minds and replenishes society”?
“It is a product for people of good will — which I know sounds ridiculously naive, but so far it’s working quite well.”
Chicago’s City Bureau is betting on local residents doing this sort of low-key not-quite-journalism at meetings, and now it’s expanding the model to Detroit.
Plus: Controversy at Time Inc., more plagiarism allegations, and the rest of the week’s journalism and tech news.
Plus: The Gannett spinoff and the future of newspapers, dealing with abusive comments at Gawker, and the rest of the week’s journalism and tech news.
“We all used Twitter, and we asked ourselves: Do we really need microphones emblazoned with the name of a TV station to let people know what’s happening?” Engin Onder
Using Twitter and contributors from across Turkey, 140journos is fighting government censorship by providing independent news.