Tags: journalism

Anti-Net-Neutrality “Fast Lanes” Are Bullshit – Marco.org

An astute takedown of the political language in a New York Times article.

George Lakoff would be proud.

Cleanup of Silicon Valley Superfund site takes environmental toll | The Center for Investigative Reporting

A terrific piece of well-illustrated data-driven journalism.

How Laura Poitras Helped Snowden Spill His Secrets - NYTimes.com

Metajournalism.

The perils at Great Falls - Washington Post

On the one hand, this is yet another Snowfall clone. On the other hand, the fact that it’s responsive is impressive.

BBC - Blogs - Adam Curtis - BUGGER

Adam Curtis usually just pours forth apopheniac ramblings, but this is a really great collection of pieces from the archive on the history of incompetence in the spying world.

Y’know, the best explanation I’ve heard so far of the NSA and GCHQ’s sinister overreaching powers is simply that they need to come up with bigger and bigger programmes to justify getting bigger and bigger budgets. Hanlon’s Law, Occam’s Razor, and all that.

Sadly, this is not The Onion

It’s not funny, because it’s true.

Out of Eden — A Walk Through Time

I like this idea of slow journalism: taking seven years to tell a story.

30 Great Reads from 2012 - Readlists

Some of the past year’s best long-form non-fiction, gathered together into a handy readlist for your portable epub pleasure.

Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek - Multimedia Feature - NYTimes.com

Excellent journalism combined with excellent art direction into something that feels just right for the medium of the web.

Matter: A Look At A New Way To Read About Science - Download The Universe

Just a few hours after launch, here’s the first review of Matter complete with some speculation on where it might go.

The Lively Morgue

Photographs from the archive of the New York Times.

MATTER by Matter — Kickstarter

Bobbie’s new journalism project is up and running on Kickstarter. Get in there!

daniel sinker • Hacker-Journalism 2011: A year of “show your work”

A look back at some of the best code for journalism over the past year.

One Cut - jonronson’s Space

This is one of the best pieces of journalism I’ve read …and it just happens to be posted on a blog. Please read it, particularly if you are a voter in the UK.

beta.boston.com - Building the new BostonGlobe.com

An overview of the strategy behind the fantastic Boston Globe website.

Why We Need the New News Environment to be Chaotic « Clay Shirky

Clay Shirky takes a long hard look at the present (and future) of newspapers and—more important—of journalism. A good read.

Wikileaks is not about secret information; it’s about insiders versus outsiders | technosociology

Much like the Umberto Eco piece I linked to recently, Zeynep Tufecki describes how Wikileaks exposed what so many in the media already knew.

Not such wicked leaks | Presseurop – English

A great piece by Umberto Eco on the real effect of Wikileaks: not in exposing dangerous secrets, but in exposing what we already knew anyway.

All Programs Considered by Bill McKibben | The New York Review of Books

A great piece on the golden age of radio ...which is right now.

Journalism in the Age of Data: A Video Report on Data Visualization by Geoff McGhee

Telling stories with data — the video.

Journalism Warning Labels « Tom Scott

Excellent! Warning labels for bad journalism for you to print off and stick on.

Concerning FourSquare · Ben Ward

A great Fisking by Ben of (very silly, IMHO) morally panicked Guardian article on Foursquare.

Probably Bad News: News fails, because journalism isn't dying fast enough.

Enjoyable schadenfreude with journalistic boo-boos.

Op-Ed Columnist - To Tweet or Not to Tweet - NYTimes.com

Hilarious interview with Ev and Biz from Twitter.

‘Hyperlocal’ Web Sites Deliver News Without Newspapers - NYTimes.com

The New York Times covers Everyblock, Outside.in, and their ilk.

Derek Powazek - Now is a Great Time to Be a Media Maker

Derek weighs in with his view on the current state of publishing. I agree with his conclusion: "There has never been a better time to be making media. There are more tools to help than ever. There are more media consumers and media producers than ever. The world is more literate and media savvy than it’s ever been."

Epeus' epigone: A load of Thunderer

Kevin does an excellent job of Fisking that ludicrous anti-Twitter article in The Times.

The Big Picture - Boston.com

This new photojournalism blog is filled with stunning imagery.

Waxy.org: Daily Log: The Times (UK) Spamming Social Media Sites

Andy Baio does a nice bit of investigative journalism in exposing the social network spammer hired by The Times. The internet treats crass marketing as damage and routes around it.

Bad Science » Madeleine McCann, the Observer, and their special magic quantum DNA box (with secret energy source)

I've said it before and I'll say it again: the Bad Science blog deserves a medal.

Propeller falling from the sky and nearly killing/severely hurting somebody - a photoset on Flickr

A paraglider loses a propellor over Brighton Marina. Citizen journalism ensues.

The London Evening Standard Headline Generator

Using photographs of actual headlines from the Evening Standard.

» Undercover NBC Dateline reporter bolts from DEFCON 2007 | George Ou | ZDNet.com

Pwn3d! "Undercover reporter Michelle Madigan (Associate Producer of NBC Dateline) got a little more than she bargained for when she tried to sneak in to DEFCON 2007 with hidden cameras to get someone to confess to a felony."

Jeffrey Zeldman Presents : Web 2.0 Thinking Game

Go on, take a pot-shot. You know you want to.