Tag: transparency

by Josh Stearns

Current’s “The Pub,” which is hosted Adam Ragusea, is quickly becoming one of my favorite media podcasts. Recently Ragusea rebroadcast an excellent commentary he did back in April about his idea that authenticity is the new authority. “Authority is an artifice, a facade, that is thoroughly broken down,” says Ragusea. “The only substitute is authenticity. […] more »

by Josh Stearns

When we talk about transparency in journalism we tend to discuss it in terms of the people and institutions we cover, or as an alternative to unrealistic notions of objectivity. However, transparency can also be a tool for fostering deeper community engagement with journalism, and a fundamental part of how we make the case for […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. L.A. Times op-ed on online corrections: ‘There’s a stunning lack of transparency’ (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 2. The 26%: Twitter engineer says tech’s gender gap is tech’s fault (Rachel Bracker / Re/code) [VID] 3. Why publishers should care about article tagging (Abigail Edge / The Media Briefing) 4. Hot Pod: Talent discovery, a podcast […] more »

by Cheryl Ng

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. As the advertising industry adjusts to the evolving digital landscape, transparency has become an even greater issue. The problem is a lack thereof – an opaque filter separating each component […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. 7 things to love about reddit’s first transparency report (Rainey Reitman / Electronic Frontier Foundation) 2. Report: Google, Amazon, others fork out for AdBlock Plus ‘unblock’ (Kat Hall / The Register) 3. Guardian digital chief: Killing off comments ‘a monumental mistake’ (Paul McNally / News:Rewired) 4. Ben Thompson: The one-man blog isn’t dead, it’s […] more »

by Simon Owens

In mid-November, an entrepreneur named Pat Flynn, who runs a popular website called Smart Passive Income, published a monthly update that has been a regular feature on his blog for several years: a report on the previous month’s income (or in this case, income for September. He apologized for being behind schedule). In it, he […] more »

by Alexa Capeloto

In almost any city you can read your local leaders’ emails if you formally ask for them. In Gainesville, Fla., all you have to do is go here. In most states you can find out how tax dollars are being spent if you officially request expenditure records. In Wisconsin, you just click here. For the […] more »

by Maury Blackman

A version of this guest post originally appeared on the San Francisco Examiner website. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. A small but vibrant industry is changing the way governments, elected officials and citizens communicate. When you think about the tech industry, a lot of images are bound to pop into your head. Product […] more »

by Denise Lu

With the NSA constantly popping up in headlines this year, it’s important to look into how to protect journalists who need to communicate with confidential sources. The Freedom of the Press Foundation aims to support and defend transparency journalism in an era when it is especially scrutinized. The foundation recently announced a crowdfunded campaign to […] more »

by Josh Stearns

Right now there are three major efforts under way to rethink journalism ethics for our changed media landscape. The Online News Association and the Society for Professional Journalists have both launched ethics discussions with their members, and the Poynter Institute recently published a major book on “The New Ethics of Journalism.” Poynter is using the […] more »