July 15th, 2014
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Kara Swisher: Tech’s Most Powerful Snoop — NYMag

This profile on Kara Swisher, co-executive editor of Re/code, is a must-read. 

Related: Swisher will lead a session on launching new news efforts at this year’s Online News Association Conference with Melissa Bell, senior product manager/executive editor at Vox.com and Lara Setrakian, CEO of News Deeply. There’s still time to register for ONA14 at a discounted rate. 

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[T]he little, insidious coincidences that start to add up and grate. It’s when no women (or people of color) are featured as speakers at tech conferences or even considered among the most “desirable” innovators to be invited. It’s when a man and a woman walk into a room, and the man is assumed to be the leader. It’s the online comments left by trolls each time a story about women in technology is published. And it’s even when an exhibitor doesn’t bother to spend a few minutes to acknowledge a female journalist who wants to learn more about the company and its products. It all begs the question about whether the technology industry is as much of a meritocracy as it likes to believe it is.
July 14th, 2014
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One in every seven statehouse reporters today (or 14% of the total) is a college student.
Statehouse reporters, who cover state government and public policy, are on the decline, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis. Get the facts here.  (via pewresearch)
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July 14th, 2014
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As it considers rules governing the relationships between content creators and service providers, the FCC asks, ‘What is the right public policy to ensure that the Internet remains open?’
As the leading organization representing thousands of digital journalists worldwide, we’d like to respond to that question: The right public policy is one that ensures the Internet serves as an unrestricted platform for a rich, diverse and inclusive news media ecosystem.
July 8th, 2014
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We just feel that we need to offer as much variety as possible and force ourselves to experiment with how we tell the stories.

Nieman Lab talks with Jason Stallman about the planning the Times put into its World Cup coverage and how audiences have responded to the range of work the produced. 

Planning a set piece: How The New York Times approaches its coverage of the World Cup » Nieman Journalism Lab

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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

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