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August 27 2014

From Columbia Journalism Review Wed Aug 27 2014, 12:44:04

By Lene Sillesen The digital age may have increased competition between news outlets as the online fight for clicks and eyeballs becomes ever more fierce, but this week goes to show that digital journalism also enables partnerships that once would have seemed unlikely. Before the weekend comes around, The Guardian will feature two digital collaborations with smaller, local news outlets: The last of...

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From Columbia Journalism Review Wed Aug 27 2014, 12:44:01

By Alison Langley It broadcasts everything from Ukrainian athletes competing at a track and field event in China to the capture of 10 Russian soldiers allegedly fighting in central Ukraine--with lively music and weather updates in between. Ukraine Today is the latest salvo fired in the war for hearts and minds between Russia and Ukraine. The station, currently available via satellite...

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August 26 2014

From Columbia Journalism Review Tue Aug 26 2014, 12:00:00

By Steven Brill 1. Becoming a millionaire the hard way: Last week, The New York Times published this article about a man receiving a $10 million settlement from New York City after Brooklyn prosecutors' misconduct resulted in his spending 16 years in prison for a murder he did not commit. This is the latest in a series of recent payments that New...

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From Columbia Journalism Review Tue Aug 26 2014, 11:00:00

By Chris Ip If social media users think their followers don't share their opinion on the news, they are less likely to post those views on Facebook and Twitter, according to a new Pew Research Center report, released today. It showed Facebook and Twitter users posted less about Edward Snowden and his revelations of government surveillance if they felt their...

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August 25 2014

From Columbia Journalism Review Mon Aug 25 2014, 07:55:00

By David Uberti The word of the National Football League commissioner is not law. But the opening line of a 2,300-word piece in the Buffalo News last month might have fooled casual readers: "The question has been on the minds of every Buffalo Bills fan ever since National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell said the team needs a new stadium: Where should it...

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August 22 2014

From Columbia Journalism Review Fri Aug 22 2014, 15:39:00

By Christopher Massie The obvious implication of The New York Times' famous motto that its pages contain "All the News That's Fit to Print" is that not all news is fit to print. Of course, a lot has changed since that slogan debuted in 1896. For one thing, the internet has replaced print as the news' primary platform. Even so, the basic responsibility...

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August 21 2014

From Columbia Journalism Review Thu Aug 21 2014, 12:00:00

By Chris Ip Though he only write a major story every year or two, for the last decade and a half John Siracusa has built a reputation as one of Apple's most influential critics. When he does publish a piece, it's a 25,000-plus word tome, dropped on Ars Technica, a technology site owned by Condé Nast, to ritual fanfare and...

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From Columbia Journalism Review Thu Aug 21 2014, 07:50:00

By Lene Sillesen Trolls have been causing havoc online since the early days of the internet, disrupting online debate and directing offensive language and images at other users. But the problem continues to stymie the media, the public, and tech experts alike. This past week gave plenty of cause to revisit the issue as Jezebel called attention to its problems...

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August 20 2014

From Columbia Journalism Review Wed Aug 20 2014, 13:55:00

By Nikki Usher In 2011, Bill Keller accused Arianna Huffington's namesake site of doing no less than stealing content, arguing, "There's often a thin line between aggregation and theft." The threat from aggregation prompted lots of whining from the troubled newspaper industry around then, as aggregators were blamed for taking traffic away from mainstream outlets and repurposing content without enough attribution....

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August 19 2014

From Columbia Journalism Review Tue Aug 19 2014, 15:50:00

By Michael Rosenwald The best-sourced reporter covering Apple Inc., one of the world's most secretive companies, is a 20-year-old junior at the University of Michigan. His name is Mark Gurman. He makes more than six figures a year as senior editor and scoop master at, a news outlet most people have never heard of. In the interest of truth, which Gurman is...

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