Tag: propublica

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 Cindy Royal

This summer, I had the opportunity to spend a few weeks on the East Coast visiting a range of digital media organizations. I had been planning to do this for quite some time, really embed with the most prominent teams doing data and programming in media, with the goal of bringing back real-world insight to the classroom. So […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. As investors circle, organized labor moves into digital media (Lukas I. Alpert / Wall Street Journal) 2. ProPublica expands news apps and networked reporting with new funding from Knight Foundation (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 3. Ad blockers and the nuisance at the heart of the modern web (Farhad Manjoo / New York Times) […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. ProPublica adds ER wait times, hospital noise levels, and nursing home fines to Yelp (Lena Sun / Washington Post) 2. Cory Haik on how the Washington Post is rethinking its strategy for mobile (Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab) 3. Police are using Facebook to get drug dealers to snitch on their competition (Aaron Sankin […] more »

by Aleszu Bajak

We’re always playing games. As kids it was kick the can, hide and seek, tag. As grownups, it’s more often Candy Crush and crosswords. But what if games could help tell news stories? What if a game like Candy Crush taught us how to balance the nation’s budget? News outlets, including BuzzFeed, the New York Times, ProPublica, and the Washington […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we explore some of the ideas and opportunities emerging among nonprofit newsrooms, including The Center for Investigative Reporting, The Marshall Project, ProPublica and The Texas Tribune. Reporting by Katy Mersmann, Reuben Stern and Rachel Wise. PART 1: Partnerships Collaboration with other organizations is a key element of most nonprofit newsrooms, and it often […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Google finally gives up on its real-name policy for Google+ — but will anyone care? (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 2. Netflix already stopped mailing DVDs on Saturdays, but you probably didn’t notice (Richard Lawler / Engadget) 3. Apple and IBM team up to push iOS in the enterprise (Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code) 4. Global […] more »

by Meredith Broussard

Let’s say that you’re a historian in 2064 and you want to look at the New York Times for a view of how journalists represented celebrity fashion in the early 2000s. You could pull images of the pages of newsprint that hold Oscar photos, but what you’d really want is to see the Times’ 2014 […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. WVU drops ‘journalism’ from j-school’s name (Andrew Beaujon / Poynter) 2. ProPublica opens Data Store with free and ‘premium’ data (Rachel Bartlett / Journalism.co.uk) 3. Investigative Journalism Education Consortium launches new initiative, expands resources (Brant Houston / IJEC) 4. Google announces an online data interpretation MOOC for the general public (Gregory Ferenstein / TechCrunch) […] more »

by Mark Glaser

A few years ago, many legacy news organizations were cutting investigative staffs to the bone, trying to cut costs as revenues were dropping. And everyone knows that investigative journalism costs a lot of money and isn’t always the most “monetizable” content. But things have truly shifted recently, with online-native newsrooms such as Huffington Post and […] more »