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by Sam Berkhead

Uncovering instances of fraud in the Medicare system doesn’t come cheap. Investigative journalists at the Center for Public Integrity (CPI) learned this the hard way during an investigation that revealed health care providers’ rampant overbilling for Medicare Advantage services. To obtain the data sets needed for this investigation, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

Like it or not advertising pays for content. We all know how it should work: publishers produce content that consumers want and advertisers pay for access to aforementioned consumers. But according to a Bloomberg investigation it’s not that simple. Instead what they found were traffic brokers willing to sell traffic spawned by bots and virus-infected […] more »

by Mark Glaser

The following post is sponsored content on MediaShift from Florida International University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Details The Hearst Distinguished Lecture Series hosted Geneva Overholser on the Biscayne Bay Campus at FIU. Overholser gave a talk titled, “Leading from the Outside: Rethinking Journalism Leadership When Change is the New Normal.” She explained how […] more »

by Ryan Thornburg

Also read: ONA15: Taking Diversity Seriously, by Paul Voakes Ryan Thornburg (@rtburg) researches and teaches online news writing, editing, producing and reporting as an assistant professor in the School of Media and Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Previously, Thornburg was managing editor of USNews.com, managing editor for Congressional Quarterly’s website […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week the RJI Futures Lab takes a peek at a new social platform centered around users’ passions, and we explore a new tool that can monitor public records. PART 1: Hello A new social platform called Hello, created by a group of former Google engineers and supported by the company, centers its user experience […] more »

by Jack Gonzalez

The following opinion piece is a guest post and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of this publication. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. Reporters and writers are expected to do more and more with less and less. Not only do today’s digital journalists interview, cover and write, they’re also expected to photograph, videotape, […] more »

by Yvonne Leow

At Collab/Space San Francisco, dozens of audio journalists and podcasting entrepreneurs came together to discuss the future of their craft. It was my second Collab/Space, and like the first one in NYC, the event did not disappoint. No one can solve industry problems on their own, but together we would try. As a visual journalist, I […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

The days when social media engagement meant assigning an intern to run your feeds are long over. At least, that’s what we heard from The Atlantic’s Matt Thompson on Episode 162 of the Mediatwits. You have to have creativity, analytical skills, reporting capabilities, good judgment and strategic sense to be an “engagement editor,” the new […] more »

by Sonia Paul

You’ve seen it parodied online and discussed in real life: People gathered together, their faces immersed in their individual mobile devices. And a new study from the Pew Research Center verifies what many of us are thinking and feeling about being “alone together,” as Sherry Turkle wrote in her 2012 book discussing how technology is […] more »

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