Tag: propublica

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 »

by Claire Groden

BuzzFeed is looking to expand beyond its reputation for cat pictures and rapid-fire, socially viral lists. This Monday, the site announced the creation of its own investigative reporting unit under the supervision of Mark Schoofs. Schoofs is most recently a senior editor at ProPublica, a renowned non-profit investigative journalism organization. And BuzzFeed isn’t the only […] more »

by Sisi Wei, ProPublica

Journalists can learn a lot from videogames. Games can help players explore unfamiliar worlds and experience stories, almost literally, through the eyes of another person. Designed well, videogames guide players to feel emotion and conflict, as well as learn the intricacies of complex subjects and systems. They engage users in a highly meaningful, memorable and […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. ProPublica joins NSA chase (Buzzfeed) 2. A new media shield law would only shield corporate media (VICE) 3. Who owns the networked future of reading? (Guardian) 4. The upsides and downsides of starting your career in gender-specific digital media (Columbia Journalism Review) 5. Opinion: The surveillance state is trying to make journalism harder, slower, […] more »