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On Election Day, ProPublica will lead a national team of real-time voting sleuths

Scott Klein is tired of sitting out Election Day. When November rolls around, ProPublica's newsroom of investigative reporters, data crunchers and social media wizards are usually left out of the excitement. As an organization typically given to longer-term work, ProPublica cedes Election Day to other journalists across the U.S. and focuses on what it does best: bombshell investigative stories. Klein, … Read More
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Out at Fox News, Greta Van Susteren takes to Facebook to hammer Obama

Greta Van Susteren is out of a job at Fox News, but she's clearly not lacking a new platform. "OK, you have every right to be enraged," she opens a rhetorically unabashed if unpolished video on her Facebook page. "I am. It just never stops. And you and every other American gets cheated. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and the Obama … Read More
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What The Texas Tribune learned after 1 year of collecting data on police shootings

After a wave of high-profile police shootings in other parts of the country, two Texas Tribune journalists wondered: Was there any way to gauge how often police shot at people in Texas? "As soon as we started looking into it, we realized there was just this huge information void out there," said Alexa Ura, a reporter who covers demographics. As … Read More
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In Lithuania, one site is using its journalists to fight ad-blockers

In May, Tomas Balžekas dropped a revelation on the crowd gathered at an internet conference in Vilnius, Lithuania's capital city. Balžekas, the CEO of 15Min.lt, Lithuania's second-biggest news organization, was onstage with Vytautas Benokraitis, the CEO of rival Delfi.lt. He announced that in a month, 15Min.lt would launch a new plan to fight ad-blockers. It was a … Read More
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Want to create a diverse newsroom? Think outside the 'pipeline'

If relationships are key to keeping people with different backgrounds in the newsroom, it’s community that’s essential to finding them in the first place. Journalism, like technology, has bemoaned its "pipeline problem" for years. The common complaint is that there aren’t enough qualified people coming to the field through the primary recruitment routes: j-school and internship programs. But attributing a … Read More
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Those fact-checking chyrons can't be just an anti-Trump gimmick

Real time, contextual fact checks have long been considered the non plus ultra by fact-checkers. Attach a warning to a falsehood immediately, the theory goes, and it will cause far less damage. Which is why CNN's unorthodox use of chyrons has piqued political fact-checkers' attention. In June, CNN used just five letters and two brackets to point out Donald Trump had been … Read More
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One idea for what to do with all those comments: Embroidery

Hannah Wise recently found a new side project in the comments section. Actually, fellow Dallas Morning News journalists Claire Cardona found the comment. Wise turned it into art. It came after the story of a death that took place on a Sunday. One of the comments included the line "dead has no days off." Wise made a pattern and … Read More
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Pulitzer Prize-winner files age discrimination lawsuit against Los Angeles Times

Jeff Gottlieb, a former Los Angeles Times reporter who helped lead the team that won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for public service, filed a lawsuit Tuesday against his old employer alleging age discrimination and detailing a years-long tug-of-war over prize money for a series of investigative stories. The 30-page complaint, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, lays … Read More
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Is the media writing off Trump too early (again)?

Good morning. Here's our daily summary of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. Let's see. It's early August, and the press sees the end at hand. "Why Donald Trump’s campaign is like a speeding car with its parts falling off." (The Washington Post) "Is … Read More
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How a Mississippi investigative reporter helped find a suspected serial killer

Mary Rose found the reporter who'd help her track down a suspected serial killer while she was listening to the radio. Jerry Mitchell, an investigative reporter for The (Jackson, Mississippi) Clarion-Ledger, appeared on "Democracy Now" to talk about a series of cold cases from the Civil Rights era. That's Neshoba County, Rose told herself. It's near … Read More
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6 scribes from The New York Times who 'write good'

Donald Trump had this to say as part of his critique of The New York Times: "They don’t write good. They have people over there…they don’t write good. They don’t know how to write good." As a reader of the Times for more than a half-century, I would say that there are days on which Mr. Trump’s review would … Read More
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More than 250 staffers at The Guardian have accepted buyouts

A total of 268 employees are taking buyouts at The Guardian as the paper attempts to stem more than $227 million in losses from the last financial year. The newspaper is losing some of its most prominent leaders and bylines in the exodus: Aron Pilhofer, the The Guardian's executive editor of digital, is joining Temple University as the school's … Read More
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How do you handle waves of terrible news? The Wall Street Journal's graphics team has a plan

In June, Stuart Thompson and his team were talking over their coverage of the latest horrific story: The shooting in an Orlando nightclub that left 50 people dead. Thompson, director of graphics at The Wall Street Journal, oversaw the production of a just-the-facts visual story about the shooting, complete with a diagram of the nightclub, a map of Orlando … Read More
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New York Times buyout watch, 2016 edition [Updated]

At least 49 journalists at The New York Times have accepted a standing buyout offer from newsroom leadership and will leave the paper in the coming months. The Times, which has a newsroom headcount of about 1,300, announced in May it would offer buyouts to an unspecified number of employees as part of a digitally focused reorganization. Among … Read More
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