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Koch brothers push boundaries of decency, creepiness

<b>(Update</b>: If you missed Rachel’s Thursday night segment on this, it’s definitely worth your time.)<p>In recent months, the right has pushed a morally …

When the war on voting meets the war on women

The standard condemnations of voter-ID laws have the benefit of being true: the laws are intended to solve a problem that doesn’t exist, and have the …

Everything That's Happened Since Supreme Court Ruled on Voting Rights Act — ProPublica

<i>This post has been updated. It was originally published Nov. 1, 2013.</i><p>As voters head to the polls this November, citizens in more than a dozen states …

Behind Blooki.st — A Blog + Book Site That's All Journey, No Destination

When Adrian Zuzic and Matej Robar set out to be entrepreneurs, the Slovenian friends had no clear idea of what they wanted to invent, much less how they’d go about inventing it.<p>Yet after an agonizing and largely undirected period of trial and error, what they ended up inventing was Blooki.st, a …

The Venn Diagram of Irrational Nonsense

The curiously revered world of irrational nonsense has seeped into almost every aspect of modern society and is both complex and multifarious. …

Susan Crawford's Remarks at the National Conference for Media Reform

Thanks to Michael Copps, the model of a public servant.<p>I'm scrawford on Twitter. I wrote <i>Captive Audience</i> because life is short. Life is short; get in …

Dan Gillmor says journalists are uninformed about who controls the platforms they publish on

The Arizona State professor is working on a book project that also looks at journalists’ poor understanding of online security.<p>Dan Gillmor is writing a book (maybe), and he has a lot of questions. The project, which will <i>probably</i> be self published, will <i>probably</i> be called <i>Permission Taken</i>. Gillmor …

Don’t you call me subsidized — people are paying for news

Our startup correspondent, building Worldcrunch in Paris, says that paywalls don’t have to mean getting off the open web.<p><b>Editor’s Note</b>: Jeff Israely, a former Time magazine foreign correspondent in Europe, has launched a news startup called Worldcrunch. For the past three years, he’s been …

Conservatives Should Worry About The Addition Of Chris Hayes To MSNBC’s Prime Time Lineup

Conservatives should suppress the instinct to dismiss <b>Chris Hayes</b>, the new host of MSNBC’s 8 p.m. programming slot soon to be vacated by <b>Ed Schultz</b>. …

Criminal Injustice

In 1991, an unemployed printer named David Ranta was convicted of killing a Hasidic rabbi in Brooklyn.<p>Last week, Ranta was released from the …

How a cyberwar was spun by shoddy journalism

A veteran Reuters reporter related a piece of advice given by his editor: "It's not just what you print that makes you an authoritative and trusted …

Readers Create Too

I have almost nothing to do with writing things on the internet. I’ve blogged a couple of times. I’m an avid consumer of content, mostly news and …

We could make history

Let me enter the URL of something I write in my own space, and have it appear here as a first class citizen. Indistinguishable to readers from …

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Disqus CEO Daniel Ha on How Web Comments Will Change

Last week, research from content analytics company Chartbeat confirmed a secret I’ve known for some time: readers are spending most of their time on the south side of web pages. 66% in fact according to their data. The takeaway could not be more important for revenue hungry publishers: reader …

What’s New in Digital Scholarship: Real-time censorship and whether online news actually increases knowledge

When NGOs act like news organizations, narratives of the Arab Spring, and predicting who you are from what you “like”: all that and more in this month’s roundup of the academic literature.<p><b>Editor’s note</b>: There’s a lot of interesting academic research going on in digital media — but who has time to …

Monday Q&A: Washington Post’s Cory Haik on TruthTeller and prototyping in the newsroom

“We’ve sort of developed this rhythm: we come up with an idea, we do a prototype of it really quickly, and we decide do we move it forward or try it for something else.”<p>Cory Haik doesn’t care for the phrase “snackable content.” It’s not that Haik, The Washington Post’s executive producer for …

Crowdsourcing Campaign Spending

This fall, ProPublica set out to Free the Files, enlisting our readers to help us review political ad files logged with Federal Communications …

From Nieman Reports: When going undercover, an ethics of utility versus an ethics of rules

“His early career with his hometown paper reminds us that newspapers were a natural monopoly in most places, and bad ones could flourish as easily as good ones.”<p><b>Editor’s note</b>: Our colleagues at our sister publication Nieman Reports are out with their new issue, and there’s a lot of great stuff in …

Does Exposure to Online Media Matter? The Knowledge Gap and the Mediating Role of News Use | Tran | International Journal of Communication

This study utilized a PEW media consumption survey to gauge specific links between socioeconomic status, online news use, traditional news use, and …

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