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Crime coverage in Chicago may be too good

Chicago is widely known as “Chiraq” or the “murder capital” even though its murder rate is much lower than in past years and in many other cities. Ironically this may be a function of local media’s attempts to do a better job reporting on homicides and crime There was a time when reporters just didn’t cover many crime – … Read More
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Creating new forms of journalism that put readers in charge

It’s been 20 years since the Internet began to disrupt journalism. It has turned our business upside down, but it’s also given us a new canvas to invent different ways of presenting information. It’s time to start reimagining the news story. Last week, four of us gathered in a windowless conference room in New York to explore what … Read More
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Homicide Watch faces uncertain future, established news beats as databases

Homicide Watch | Kickstarter | Nieman Lab Homicide Watch, the news startup that tracks homicide cases in Washington, D.C., through data and reporting, is taking a break. The wife-husband team that founded it, Laura and Chris Amico, are moving to Massachusetts next week for Laura's one-year Nieman fellowship at Harvard. The site may find some new life through a Kickstarter fundraising campaign that would pay interns to staff it. Either way, the project has made its mark. Read More
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5 provocative ideas sparked by women in media

As 2012 gets moving, I thought I'd be the very last person to list some of the ideas that have gotten stuck in my mind from over the last year. Last year, I wrote a list of lessons I'd learned from women in media, and I found that to be a useful filter for reflecting on the year. So … Read More
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