Editor?s note: Back in May, I noted this Quora discussion on how Quartz creates visualizations ? charts, mostly ? of data so quickly off the news cycle. The answer involved an in-house tool that made it relatively simple to turn a data set into a chart that fit Quartz? visual aesthetic.
Editor?s note: Two journalism educators ? Amy Schmitz Weiss of San Diego State andCindy Royal of Texas State ? have provided their own lenses on how journalism education might be reshaped to match the current media landscape students are graduating into.
Journalism.co.uk?s Sarah Marshall reports that, for two days this month, BBC News got more traffic from mobile phones than from laptop/desktop computers.
Karl Rove gets it. So do major advertisers, broadcast networks, and their digital offspring. To be a viable political or commercial force in America?s future, you must be able to understand and connect with an audience that is heavily made up of African Americans, Hispanics, and Asian Americans.
By Consuelo Aguirre
Newspapers are doomed and condemned to disappear, in 5, 10 or 30 years. Those are the predictions about the future of the press in United States and the whole world. It seems to be a fact: digital journalism jeopardized the revenues of newspapers and their existence.
The news world already has produced enough news for a whole year in the first half of 2013. What lies ahead for the second half of the year? We?ve got all kinds of clear trend lines, large and small, and can pick out three overarching phenomena:
At Source, Jacob Harris notes that, as appealing as the Twitter API may be as a source of what-people-are-thinking data, it?s hardly perfect. Twitter?s demographics are representative of either Internet users as a whole or the broader population, and geocoding data is sparse and inconsistent.
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Snowden, Greenwald, and the tech pushback: Again this week, we got more of the three core elements of the U.S. National Security Agency leaks aftermath: More revelations about the breadth of NSA spying and attempts to further uncover that information, more developments in leaker Edward Snowden?s attempts to find a safe home, and more debate over the journalistic merits of The Guardian?s Glenn Greenwald, who broke the story. Briefly, in turn: