Sensationalist headlines: Gone too far?

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Nowadays you can’t click on a website without spotting sensationalist headlines.
“Fireman saves cat stuck in tree! Whole town cheers.” While sensationalism has always been a part of journalism, pressure to build website traffic and increase clicks has pushed more…

What Does the Ryan Holiday Media Prank Teach Us?

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Ryan Holiday, the 25-year-old author of Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator, lied to multiple journalists in order to prove that he could influence the media. In response, the Society of Professional Journalists tweeted:
Journalists: 1) Crowdsourcing…

How the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Uses DocumentCloud

Every day, new journalism technologies emerge that give journalists better tools to engage readers. One such tool is DocumentCloud, a new tool sponsored by IRE (Investigative Reporters and Editors.) In recent news, reporters at Mother Jones used Document Cloud in their…

International Reporting in the Age of Cutbacks: IRE Recap

Over a thousand journalists gathered on June 14-17 at the Boston Marriot Copley Place for the 2012 IRE Conference in Boston.
At the Going international: Digging up information from other countries panel, panelists stressed that using basic reporting techniques are…

ProPublica’s Mike Webb on Public Interest Journalism

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As journalists across the country know all too well, investigative journalism is expensive, and as a result, it’s becoming harder for newspapers and magazines to pull off in-depth investigations. With that in mind, nonprofit newsroom ProPublica focuses on investigative stories…

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