July 2nd, 2014
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The debate about what journalists who cover the poor owe their subjects remains unsettled, and the answer is as important today as ever. Income inequality, rising steadily since the 1970s, is now at its highest level in America since 1928. If one of journalism’s duties is to hold the public accountable for the realities of democracy, then it is crucial to tell the stories of those who are losing out… But that type of coverage also forces journalists into unsettled ethical terrain.

The longstanding debate about whether and when a reporter can intervene in a story is rekindled in the age of inequality.

Read more: Are we journalists first? : Columbia Journalism Review

July 2nd, 2014
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Complaints like the one lobbied against Tinder are all too common in the technology industry and are indicative of a deeper, troubled culture.

Ashe Dryden, a programmer and an advocate for workplace diversity, discusses the lawsuit that Whitney Wolfe, former executive at Tinder, has filed against the company. 

Tinder Is Target of Sexual Harassment Lawsuit - NYTimes.com

June 30th, 2014
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June 30th, 2014
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I never want my audience sitting away from my story again. I want them to be in the middle of my story.

Nonny de la Peña, who will be presenting at ONA14, discusses creating virtual reality experiences from news events with Mashable.

Read more: Misled Memories

June 30th, 2014
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How Solar-Paneled “Plug-And-Play Donkeys” Bring The Internet To Turkish Sheepherders

“My first reaction was that at least in some respects the ‘digital divide’ idea was collapsing,” says Erkan Saka, an assistant professor of communications at Bilgi University in Istanbul. “At least in terms of connecting the web, all citizens in Turkey are finding ways to connect.”

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Reblogged from Fast Company
June 27th, 2014
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Doctors may not like their patients’ politics, but they don’t kill them in the operating room. Lawyers eloquently defend even the sleaziest clients. Journalists who seek to be impartial should be able to cover people and events irrespective of personal feelings.
Thomas Kent, who is leading efforts around ONA’s DIY ethics code project, reflects on the value of impartial journalism.  
June 25th, 2014
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