“Best longform journalism of 2013… A Journalism roundup…

The leaked New York Times innovation report is one of the key documents of this media age

Nieman Journalism Lab by Joshua Benton

There are few things that can galvanize the news world?s attention like a change in leadership atop The New York Times. Jill Abramson?s ouster yesterday afternoon probably reduced American newsroom productivity enough to skew this quarter?s GDP numbers.


English: Clipping from New York Times, 1906. O...
English: Clipping from New York Times, 1906. Out of copyright. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

10 Countries With the Most Journalist Deaths Since 2004Mashable! by Matt Petronzio

Hundreds of journalists are killed, injured or imprisoned in the line of duty each year. Reporting on issues and events in war-torn countries affected by conflict is increasingly dangerous, and the principles of press freedom are often undermined around the world


Truth, opinion, value, and the BBC

open Democracy News Analysis – by Geoffrey Heptonstall

“We live in an age suspicious of generosity and optimism. The attitude is for realism, for the unadorned fact of a living without illusions. It would be a sparse, plain world were it not for the glitz of abundance. It is a world of simplicities…

Conor Friedersdorf has published his picks for the best journalism of 2013. This is always a great list. And you’re smart enough not to pooh-pooh it just because everyone else’s best of 2013 list came out in late November, right? Because the stuff on this list is evergreen? Good.

When ?data journalism? becomes ?datum journalism?

Dataviz whiz Alberto Cairo had an interesting blog post over the weekend critiquing the new wave of data journalism sites as insufficiently rigorous:

Perhaps I was exaggerating, but I?m seeing too much shoddy stuff in websites like Vox.com and FiveThirtyEight. They do publish interesting stories, but a very visible portion of their output is dubious.

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