Having a blog these days isn’t anything new, or special. But, I’d like to think that what we’ve used this blog for in Data/Power Journalism has been. Reflecting on the new, innovative, and often digitalized forms that media is taking right now on this blog, has been the closest I’ve come to realizing the depth […]Read more "Seeing the journalism world in a new light"
With 24/7 news at our fingertips, our attention spans have become just a sliver of what they used to be. With tools like social media being a primary form of sharing news and ideas, discussion and immediate feedback has become a big part of this new culture. Taking elements from these techniques, many journalists strive […]Read more "Audience interaction leads to better journalism"
Robots are making headlines. ‘If an Algorithm Wrote This, How Would You Even Know?’ – The New York Times ‘Robots Are Invading the News Business, and It’s Great for Journalists’ – NY Magazine ‘Should We Be Afraid Or Excited About Robot Journalism?’ – Huffington Post ‘The Prose of the Machines’ – Slate ‘Could Robots be the Journalists of the […]Read more "Robots and their (unwelcome) place in journalism"
I knew I liked Tim Akimoff when he made a Harry Potter reference. The digital content editor at WBEZ in Chicago explained his take on people who have not studied journalism handling social media or other journalistic responsibilities in the workplace — a topic we’ve explored often in the classroom. He said, “I don’t want […]Read more "Tim Akimoff: ‘Journalists help find the needle in a haystack’"
Months prior the 2014 Rose Bowl, in which the Oregon Ducks were to take on the Florida State Seminoles, an article came out in The New York Times regarding the disturbing culture at FSU and more specifically, their star player, Heisman-winning quarterback Jameis Winston. In roughly a year prior to the Rose Bowl, Jameis Winston was accused […]Read more "Data visualization gives depth to storytelling"
(Caution: this blog post contains graphic images). To some, reading the sentence at the top of this page is intriguing and teases them to keep reading. At the same time, we often feel offended, disturbed or violated when witnessing such images in the media. As a society we have our boundaries, and the publishing or […]Read more "graphic images in the media: where do we draw the line?"
Fifty – twenty – even ten years ago, the average person would wake up every morning to a newspaper or television broadcast to give them their daily news. They formed their own routines around this lifestyle and ultimately relied on it to keep updated on what was going on in the world. Society moved at […]Read more "Reported.ly fills a gap in new world media"