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There’s good evidence that some people find predictive models like FiveThirtyEight’s confusing, and an argument that they might keep people from voting. But 2016’s scars shouldn’t mean that voters have to be kept in the dark.
“We have to remember, as media, we are gatekeepers to people’s understanding of the modern world.”
“To hold future journalism accountable (not simply to describe its dynamics to interested readers), public editors must speak a new language of platform ethics that is part professional journalism, part technology design, all public values.”
Plus: Verdicts in the News Corp. phone hacking scandal, jailed journalists in Egypt, and the rest of the news about the news from the past fortnight.
At the NICAR conference this weekend, data journalists and legal professionals discussed the ethical and criminal implications of hacking in the newsroom.
“It certainly takes courage to speak — but it takes a different kind of courage to be silent, to listen, to trust, and speak when the time is right.”
“His early career with his hometown paper reminds us that newspapers were a natural monopoly in most places, and bad ones could flourish as easily as good ones.” Philip Meyer
Also new in media and tech this week: The British press’ self-regulation agreement, the ethics of a haunting photo of impending death, and the Instagram/Twitter war.