Tag: propublica

by Amanda Hirsch

Approximately two-thirds of Frontline programming is produced through some form of editorial collaboration, said Raney Aronson-Rath, the series’ deputy executive producer, when we spoke last week by phone. Recent examples include Concussion Watch, a joint investigation with ESPN into brain injuries among NFL players, and Big Sky, Big Money, a look at the Supreme Court’s [...] more »

by Amanda Hirsch

John Bracken, director of Journalism and Media Innovation at the Knight Foundation, wants to know what I mean by “collaboration.” We’re chatting by phone about how collaboration fits into Bracken’s vision for news innovation. John Bracken I throw out a modest definition. “Working together,” I say. “Playing nice.” (It’s not a sophisticated characterization, to be [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung.1. Mayer to unveil new company goals for Yahoo! (AllThingsD) 2. The profile of a typical Twitter user (GigaOm) 3. How data visualizations can have agendas (CJR) 4. Do you suffer from information over-consumption? (AppNewser) 5. Tips for journalists on how to [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. Pew study: Getting news is the second most popular activity on mobile devices (Poynter) 2. Why the updated Google Trends tool will benefit journalists (10,000 Words) 3. Four key trends changing digital journalism and society (O’Reilly Radar) 4. Why journalists [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung.1. Twitter says we’ll be able to download all of our past tweets by year’s end (AllTwitter) 2. Patch unveils a new site, focused on social and mobile (10,000 Words) 3. Atlantic Media covers the world of business, digital only (NYT) 4. [...] more »

by Emily Harris

Raising money, gaining audience, having impact. Despite a $10 million annual budget, 34 reporters, and partnerships with multiple major news organizations, ProPublica faces similar sustainability issues as many startup publishers. ProPublica’s managing editor (set to become editor-in-chief early next year), Stephen Engelberg, spoke with a couple dozen journalists at the University of Oregon’s Turnbull Center [...] more »

by Josh Stearns

The shift from competition to collaboration in the American newsroom has been so profound that in 2009 the Columbia Journalism Review published an article on “Journalism’s collaborative future,” arguing that “there is something fundamental under way.” That same year, Guardian Editor Alan Rusbridger wrote, “I’ve seen the future, and it’s mutual.” The trend is clear, [...] more »

by Mark Hannah

Two years ago, the Supreme Court decided in Citizens United vs. the Federal Election Committee that unlimited political campaign spending by corporations and wealthy individuals was permissible under the First Amendment. To people who believed that moneyed interests already had an outsized influence on the electoral process, the decision was chilling. The ruling provided only [...] more »

by Carrie Lozano

My first professional job out of college was surprisingly relevant to what I’ve been doing of late. I started as a program analyst at the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General in the Office of Evaluation and Inspections. In federal government parlance, that would be the OEI in the OIG at [...] more »

by Carrie Lozano

Investigative reporter Lowell Bergman often attributes his interest in collaborative reporting to his frustrations as a television producer at “60 Minutes.” With only 14 minutes of TV time for each report, there was a lot of information that fell onto the cutting-room floor. “If I broke a story on television I could not give the [...] more »