Tag: investigative journalism

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. WVU drops ‘journalism’ from j-school’s name (Andrew Beaujon / Poynter) 2. ProPublica opens Data Store with free and ‘premium’ data (Rachel Bartlett / Journalism.co.uk) 3. Investigative Journalism Education Consortium launches new initiative, expands resources (Brant Houston / IJEC) 4. Google announces an online data interpretation MOOC for the general public (Gregory Ferenstein / TechCrunch) [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Jeff Bezos’ big 60 Minutes reveal: Delivery drones and private cloud (Barb Darrow / GigaOm) 2. Turning to public to back investigative journalism (Leslie Kaufman / New York Times) 3. Detective.io launches as platform for data investigations (Alastair Reid / Journalism.co.uk) 4. Viral content is going to be a terrible business model (Bryan Goldberg [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

A few years ago, many legacy news organizations were cutting investigative staffs to the bone, trying to cut costs as revenues were dropping. And everyone knows that investigative journalism costs a lot of money and isn’t always the most “monetizable” content. But things have truly shifted recently, with online-native newsrooms such as Huffington Post and [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. National Security Agency collecting millons of phone calls of Verizon customers (Guardian) 2. Value of social media apparent after failure of local media in Turkey (paidContent) 3. Bradley Manning Wikileaks trial characterized by secrecy, security (Huffington Post) 4. GOP-led Wisconsin legislature aims to push investigative journalists off campus (Columbia Journalism Review) 5. Ex-Reuters editor launches breaking news site (The Next Web) 6. How Russia Today reached 1 billion [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Guardian’s digital-first strategy paying off, guiding the future (Guardian) 2. Opinion: Obama’s war on leaks undermines investigative journalism (Washington Post) 3. Holder OK’d search warrant for Fox News reporter’s private emails, official says (NBC News) 4. Judge leaning toward U.S. in Apple e-books case (Reuters) 5. How publishers organize in the social era (Digiday) 6. Financial Times tech blog and Twitter hacked (WSJ) 7. ‘Twitter Amplify’ advertisements [...] more »

by David Johnson

Jon Stewart is really, really funny when he makes fun of journalism. In “The Daily Show’s“ parody of the broadcast and cable news product, the show’s writers and producers skewer not only the gloss, polish and stilted tone, but also the editorial decisions. But it isn’t just TV. The Onion is really, really funny. It [...] more »

by Leah Bartos

From the air-conditioned meeting rooms to the muggy poolside bar, everyone at this year’s Investigative Reporters and Editors conference was talking collaboration. It seems that our once doggedly independent industry is beginning to embrace a lesson long forgotten from elementary school: how to play nicely with others. And that might be because there are few [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

BERKELEY, CALIF. — I am at the 5th Annual Reva and David Logan Investigative Reporting Symposium, a gathering of the top investigative journalists that happens each year at University of California at Berkeley. Lowell Bergman, a professor at the school and former “60 Minutes” producer and longtime investigative journalist, brings together an invite-only crowd of [...] more »

by Corbin Hiar

Education content on MediaShift is sponsored by the USC Annenberg nine-month M.A. in Specialized Journalism. USC’s highly customized degree programs are tailored to the experienced journalist and gifted amateur. Learn more about how USC Annenberg is immersed in tomorrow. During the slow news week of Thanksgiving, two articles about the shortcomings of the National Transportation [...] more »