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 10th, 2014
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Bob Burns (known as Blogger Bob), runs the TSA’s Instagram account, which shares photos of some of the wildest things people try to sneak through the security line.  

He tells Wired that the feed has helped change the conversation that people are having with the TSA:

You change it from people complaining about TSA to people saying, ‘Wow look what TSA found, I can’t believe someone would try to come through with this.We like to show not only that our workforce is capable of finding these things, but we’d like to educate people.

The TSA’s Instagram Feed Is Terrifying and Totally Awesome | Raw File | WIRED

July 9th, 2014
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Brown struck a bit of gold, while others pan hopelessly. But to pretend that a reward is always (or even ever) commensurate with the amount of work one does is to misconstrue how the world works. If potato salad leads people to reflect on the injustices of modern American capitalism, then we really may be on to something.
Ian Crouch on how Zack Brown’s ten-dollar Kickstarter campaign raised nearly seventy grand: http://nyr.kr/1jeqGK2 (via newyorker)
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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

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

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