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The newspaper wanted to show the American election through Canadian eyes. Here’s what they learned along the way.
Plus: President Obama’s stop at Reddit, questions about bias and boundaries at The New York Times, and the rest of the week’s media and tech news.
Plus: The ethics of quote approval and draft sharing, charges in the News Corp. scandal, and the rest of the week’s media and tech news.
MTV, the Knight Foundation, and a collection of news organizations are teaming up to produce a fantasy-football-style election game.
Plus: The Guardian champions open journalism, new satellite TV hacking accusations for News Corp., and the rest of the week’s media/tech must-reads.
Boston police during the Occupy Boston protest, October 2011
Simon Glik was prosecuted for recording video of an arrest in a public place; a U.S. appeals court ruled the First Amendment protected his right to do so.
A big question for the coming year: How will the right communities get the right kind of news? Vadim Lavrusik
Plus: The admirers and detractors of Facebook’s “frictionless sharing,” and the rest of the past two weeks’ most important stories and conversations.
“In many ways they’ve created a new kind of social platform, or a really really old one reinvented for the new world.”
In its five years, iReport has evolved from a social network into a reporting platform. Megan Garber