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In a speech Thursday at National Defense University, President Obama discussed the Justice Department’s prosecution of leakers, emphasizing the need to ?strike the right balance between our security and our open society.? Many observers believe that
About four years ago, I nervously sat on a roundtable between Madeline Albright and Alberto Ibargüen, CEO of the Knight Foundation. Next to Ibarguen was Marissa Mayer, then an executive at Google. She was co-chair of a commission Knight put together to study the information needs of communities at the height of what seemed like a crisis for news and civics.
In response to some recent events, the Digital Media Law Project took a look today at some landmark legal cases in the history of media protection. They argue that rather than laws that protect journalists, which can be hard to define on an individual level, we need laws that protect anyone engaging in the act of journalism.
I?m not even sure ?native advertising? is the right term, exactly; sponsored content works too. But whatever you call it, The New York Times just released an update to its New York City things-to-do app The Scoop that includes a new feature: real-time information on the location and capacity of nearby Citi Bike stations. That?s the new NYC bike-sharing system that debuted yesterday.
Derek Willis, interactive news developer for The New York Times, wrote a blog post about a different way to use analytics. Willis says he?s interested in tracking and mapping who is citing and quoting the work of major news outlets (like The New York Times).
Building on our piece on the Reuters.com rethink, Source went back to get the nerdier details from Paul Smalera. Of note is that it?s all built on an API called Media Connect (see comment below) that generates the content feeds for all its new platforms and products:
The Pew Research Center launched a new blog earlier this week that?s supposed to provide Pew-quality data and information at a real-time pace. It?s called Fact Tank, and it will be a home for what Pew calls it?s ?unique brand of data journalism.?
On BBC News developers? posted about how they handle one of the trickiest issues of responsive design ? how to handle images. How can you web page be smart enough to download big, beautiful images when on a big desktop screen and small, optimized images for a smartphone?