Tag: data-mining

by Cathy O'Neil

This all began at Joe’s Coffee on the Columbia University campus one morning last spring. Mark Hansen was then teaching journalism students who didn’t know much about data or computing. I was working with engineers and skilled data people, who didn’t understand how important storytelling is to problem-solving, especially because different choices, which might seem minute [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Netflix and Comcast solve their web traffic problem with a long-term deal (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 2. Seeking a lead on news, network turns to data-mining media group (Leslie Kaufman / New York Times) 3. Why top journalists are flocking to brands (Natalie Burg / Contently) 4. This show is evidence that you can [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. NSA using top-secret program to mine online data of millions of Americans (The Guardian) 2. Google Now and Google Glass could become your hyperlocal news readers (GigaOm) 3. Facebook takes on Twitter with embeddable statuses and photos – but there’s a catch (The Verge) 4. CBS president on ‘illegal’ Aereo: “We don’t think it’s [...] more »

by Brooke Kroeger

Early in 2010, with the newspaper industry in precipitous free-fall, the president of the Charles H. Revson Foundation called on the head of New York Public Radio to see if the two could make common cause. Revson president Julie Sandorf already had ventured into the future-of-journalism conversation the year before when Revson agreed to fund [...] more »