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ONA prepares a DIY ethics code

The Online News Association is working on "Build Your Own Ethics Code," a toolkit to help news outlets, bloggers, and journalists decide on ethical guidelines that match their own ideas about reporting and journalism. The project, which...Show More Summary

What's missing from Medicaid coverage: actual people

If a prize were given for the best story about Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act to date in 2014, it would go to The Atlantic for Olga Khazan's "Living Poor and Uninsured in a Red State." Khazan's piece, published in early January, explored the impact of the Supreme Court's ruling that individual states could "opt out" of the Medicaid...

The light in Beirut

This story is being co-published by CJR and by The Big Roundtable, a new digital home for narrative journalism. Bright, bright light. So bright it blinds me. Because the guy with the rifle, who is about to kill me, has me standing up against the wall, I cannot avoid the light, and cannot even shuffle my feet slightly to...

In Alaska, journalists see a conflict over oil taxes--but their business side doesn't

In Alaska, oil is king. A third of the state's jobs are tied to the industry. Political campaigns have been won and lost on oil taxation platforms. It is a major part of many media beats: energy, business, courts, and politics, to name a few. And, at the moment, oil is at the center of a disagreement between editorial employees...

One in three Americans view online news videos

More American adults are watching news videos online than ever before. According to the 2014 State of the News Media report, released on Wednesday, nearly half of people under 50 watch online news videos, and one in ten adults have posted their own videos of news events to social networking sites. This year's report is the eleventh annual survey released...

Meet Ukraine's media moguls

Ukrainian media mogul Dmitry Firtash walked out of pre-trial detention in Vienna last week, where he was arrested on bribery and suspicion of forming a criminal organization after paying a record-breaking 125 million euros ($173 million) bail. There was a time when Ukrainians might not have heard anything about Firtash's arrest or his fight against extradition to the US on...

Audit Notes: Vice talks IPO, Wall Street suicides, Slate membership

Bloomberg reports that Vice Media is considering an IPO, reporting that its CEO says it will have $1 billion in annual revenue by 2016, up from a projected $500 million this year. That's not the only eye-popping number: The company, backed by billionaire Rupert Murdoch, expects to reach that mark in 12 to 18 months, with profit margins targeted to...

On Connecticut's 'Gold Coast,' a local news incubator

Learn About Tableau Unlike other communities around the country, the suburban towns comprising the Fairfield County, CT "Gold Coast" aren't suffering a void in local news coverage. It's quite the opposite. More than 100 media outlets...Show More Summary

Bloomberg gets a taste of transparency

Ben Richardson's very public resignation from Bloomberg LP over its China coverage takes a scandal that had been a contained to a crisis point. Richardson's courageous and forthright email to Jim Romenesko marks the moment Bloomberg lost all control of the narrative. Show More Summary

Stories I'd like to see

This column, a regular feature, was originally published on Reuters.com. 1. Getting a full, fair view of the money behind the Democrats' prime enemies: Their company makes everything from Dixie Cups to Brawny paper towels to Lycra swimwear to a huge share of the plywood, lumber and other products used in construction. It operates 4,000 miles of energy pipelines, according...

The Hamster Wheel is institutionalized at the Oregonian

This misbegotten document is what it looks like when HR spins the Hamster Wheel: Oregonian Employee Policy Presentation Willamette Week breaks the news, reporting that The Oregonian will require its reporters to increase their bylines by 40 percent this year and to boost their web traffic by 27.7 percent (pity the poor soul who can only must 27.64 percent). It...

Fiber boost for local journalism?

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, KS -- This is a pivotal time for telecommunications policy. The proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger gets a Senate hearing next week, even as these cable behemoths face some nascent competition from Google Fiber in Kansas City and other municipal-fiber networks. The FCC recently announced that it would be taking a critical look at a group of state...

So over it

Far too much has already been written about The Associated Press's announcement last week that it would begin allowing the use of "over" in situations where it had required "more than," as in "She earns over $800,000 a year." The AP had limited the use of "over" to non-numerical and spatial relationships, as in "She stood over him and waved...

Meet the local paper that's 'raising hell' to keep government open

MIAMI, FL -- The Jacksonville-based Florida Times Union is a rare outlier these days, a mid-sized regional paper willing to fight big open-government battles even as most media organizations cut back on the resources they devote to forcing officials to do their work in public. The paper has been aggressively enforcing the state's expansive Sunshine Law, going to court in...

Women were digital media pioneers, but there's still a gender gap there

USA Today launched its first website just days before the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, and its staff helped create a new kind of crisis storytelling in the aftermath. Rapid updates, photos, and story indexes made the Web, for the first time in human history, a significant source of information for understanding national tragedy. Two years later, another major paper continued...

Sources and secrets

Has the War on Terror turned into a War on Journalists? Yes, according to speakers from some of the most prestigious print outlets in the country. They considered the issue at "Sources and Secrets," a New York Times conference on Friday that examined the relationship of the press and government in covering national security. The five panels, plus an interview...

WSJ's access to Target yields little on hacking

Let's compare two stories on the Target data breach that offer starkly opposing portraits of how the mega-retailer handled the hacking. The first appeared last month in The Wall Street Journal, which got an all-access pass to Target's C-suite officers, including CEO Gregg Steinhafel. Show More Summary

Bloomberg News's deepening China problem

Peter T. Grauer, chairman of Bloomberg LP, spoke with perhaps more candor than he intended in responding this week to questions after a speech to the Asia Society in Hong Kong. Grauer told the audience, as the Times puts it, that the company should have "reconsidered articles that deviated from its core of coverage of business news, because they jeopardized...

Existing restrictions on access to gun records? Not good enough, lawmakers say

DETROIT, MI -- The year of the Journal News backlash isn't over yet. When the suburban New York newspaper published interactive maps showing the names and addresses of pistol permit holders in its coverage area, the blowback was swift and fierce. At least 10 state legislatures soon moved to place new restrictions on access to gun ownership data, according to...

The pitfalls of data journalism

The power in data journalism comes from the ability for numbers and statistics to examine a subject in a measurable way. Sometimes the numbers in play provide the answer to a question. Other times they reinforce, cast doubt on, or simply illuminate a take on a given subject. Data is a powerful storytelling tool, and nothing more. But Nate Silver...

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