Where you get your news depends on where you stand on the issues
Strong liberals and strong conservatives disagree on an awful lot " but there are a lot of ways they're more like each other than they are like those close...
Light everywhere: The California Civic Data Coalition wants to make public datasets easier to crunch
When Meg Whitman ran for governor of California in 2010, she donated $144 million of her own money to her campaign. Whitman, the Republican nominee, ultimate...
Ebola Deeply builds on the lessons of single-subject news sites: A news operation with an expiration date
A contagious disease outbreak seems like a good time for some explanatory journalism. News outlets are scrambling to cover the latest developments in the Ebo...
This study finds that social media use reduces political polarization instead of increasing it
One of the most common complaints about social media is about filter bubbles " the idea that, because you choose your own universe of friends or accounts o...
Who dat? In New Orleans, The Times-Picayune is making print a little more regular
It's probably not a happy morning in New Orleans. Despite leading 23-10 with less than four minutes left, a defensive breakdown and an incredibly poorly time...
Airport restaurants get a major upgrade
Today in #OpenGov 10/20/2014
Keep reading for today's look at #OpenGov news, events, and analysis including plenty of IG news, owning big data, and judicial elections.  National News ...
Confused by all the various ways the Knight Foundation funds projects? Here’s a guide
The Knight Foundation (disclosure: a funder of Nieman Lab) gives money to a lot of journalism and journalism-adjacent projects. But they often work through a...
For some House incumbents, traditional PACs are super
Over 90 percent of the money raised by Rep. Bobby Rush's campaign this election came from PACs. As anyone who has signed up for a campaign or po...
Must Read Money Stories, Monday, Oct. 20
The money tale of two World Series teams
The Week on Politwoops: musical regrets, bulk campaign deletions and more
Deletion via Politwoops. In this week's roundup of notable deleted tweets from U.S. politicians archived by Politwoops, we'll look at a couple m...
Recap: Source Protection in the Information Age
Source Protection: Resources
5 things to know about Taylor Swift's latest marketing ploy
How aircraft orders contribute to the local economy
BuzzFeed now has editorial and product people in place for its forthcoming news app
Shortly after being hired as head of product for BuzzFeed's new news app, Noah Chestnut started spending more time with his phone, downloading leading news a...
OpenGov Voices: Migrant workers are making government information more transparent
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed by the guest blogger and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of the Sunlight Founda...
Must Read Money Stories, Friday, Oct. 17
Influence Analytics: Ebola edition
Welcome to another edition of "Influence Analytics," a recurring series on trends in lobbying and regulations " on and off Capitol Hill " that Sunlight...
Today in #OpenGov 10/17/2014
Keep reading for today's look at #OpenGov news, events, and analysis including the future of the Office of Congressional Ethics, recreating a vital federal ...
Democracy Fund, Rita Allen Foundation underwrite effort to track political communications
The routine flouting of federal disclosure la">...
You can now listen to a podcast in a tweet (and keep on scrolling)
Back in May, we told you about how WNYC was using a Twitter Player Card to embed audio into its tweets. It was pretty nifty! But it came with a few technical...
Bad news for Airbnb in New York State
New Research: What we talk about when we talk about sharing
Snap Shot Chile: Political finance at a crossroads for change
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed by the guest blogger and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of the Sunlight Founda...
Apple’s new iMac with Retina 5K display risks making your web pages a little heavier
Apple just announced a brand new iMac with a Retina display " Apple's term for a display with pixels small enough that they can't under normal use be detec...
Breaking up the pledge drive: Boston’s WBUR wants to build a new model for public media funding
embership is having a moment in the world of media. Companies like The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times among others are attempting ...
New Koch brothers PAC the biggest fundraiser of Q3
We will be updating this post throughout the day as we pore over the new trove of campaign data Freedom Partners, dubbed the "Koch brothers' sec...
Is OGP vouching for Hungary?
Viktor Orban, currently serving in his third term as Prime Minister of Hungary, during the 2014 elections. Image credit: Szilard Koszticsak, MTI Celebrati...
They made their bed. Now let them damned well lie in it.
Job: Help us learn how teaching works by visualizing millions of syllabi
Everything is awesome at Kushner's Orange County Register
A cool, late-autumn afternoon on the North Shore
Race, diversity and watermelon toothpaste
CommonWealth criticizes Henry over Telegram sale
Tom Menino's entertaining but light autobiography
The U.S. media normalize batshit. They have done so for years. And The Washington Post finally notices. Hallelujah.
The Providence Phoenix, 1978-2014*
The single most important reason why we cannot elect another conservative president in my lifetime …
No, both sides DON'T do it, Part the Infinity
Ethan Zuckerman on the limits of interconnectedness
Matt DeRienzo has left the building
Why Journalists Need to Take Reader Privacy More Seriously
Happy birthday …
Peter Canellos to be Politico's No. 3 editor
An open letter to Kathleen Parker re the War on Women
What if Journalism Was Built for Inclusive Community Participation?
Herald to work with NAACP following cartoon controversy
Friday Random 10, Housework Saturday Edition
For white racists (and the many white folks who mistakenly think they are not white racists) …
'Ice up. And mow my lawn.' — Steve Smith
Ass. Kicked.
The Rise of Hands-On Journalism
Thirteen Questions About the Future of Participatory Journalism
Finding a Better Way to Track Journalist Arrests in the United States
From Washington to Ferguson and Back Again in a Night
Journalism's Theory of Change
Debating Participatory Journalism: Newsrooms, Campuses, Courts and Congress
Defining Civic Action Beyond Institutions in Journalism and Politics
Sunday sampler
Why editorial endorsements matter
Why do you optimise content for search and social? 4 reasons and a mnemomic to boot
Content strategies are one of the many things that used to be the preserve of publishers and editors. We didn't call it 'content strategy' then: we 'chose ...
Sunday sampler
How N.C. newspapers played same-sex marriage: Who wore it best?
First Look Media: a personal update
In November of last year, I said that I was joining First Look Media, Pierre Omidyar's start-up, as a (paid) advisor. Today, I am announcing that I am no lon...
'Talk to the critics…' The Chuck Todd plan to restore trust in Meet the Press.
A disgusted viewer and longtime critic of the Sunday shows " that would be me " interviews NBC's Chuck Todd about his attempt to remake the most famous o...
Ebola Derangement Syndrome…Some Context
Sunday sampler
Girls Just Want To Have Fun — China 'Red Princess' Edition
I Like To Think Of This As The Universe Expressing An Opinion About Today's Incarnation Of The Party Of Lincoln
And I'll Take Racist Media for $200, Alex
Not Even Trying To Hide It: Politico's The President Must Die Edition
Hyperlocal Voices: Mark Baynes, Love Wapping
In our latest interview with hyperlocal practitioners, Damian Radcliffe speaks to Mark Baynes from Love Wapping.  A journalist, professional photographer ...
Thinking of doing your student project online? Here are 5 mistakes to avoid
Journalism courses often expect students to spend a large part of their final year or semester producing an independent project. Here, for those about to emb...
Oh, By The Way (1): Leo Marx Was (Is) No Dummy
Inside an entrepreneur’s sausage factory
Dear Gov. McCrory: being anti-liberal arts is being anti-business
Sunday sampler
Write with 'going viral' in mind
Lysistrata Was A Documentary…
Sunday sampler
Hyperlocal Voices: Jack Davies, Tongwynlais
We're back to Wales for the latest interview in our Hyperlocal Voices series; as Jack Davies tells Damian Radcliffe about the community website for Tongwynla...
A most cynical letter from a most cynical company
Sunday sampler
16 reasons why this research will change how you look at news consumption
Most research on news consumption annoys me. Most research on news consumption " like Pew's State of the News Media " relies on surveys of people self-r...
Friends Don't Let Friends Vote Republican: Economic Stewardship edition
Start The Week With The Lord God Bird
Some old-fashioned blogging in the link-and-comment style
Bring back the fun. Scott Rosenberg " who literally wrote the book on it " says blogging is enjoying something of a revival lately. Nicholas Carr senses ...
Audio: UK Conference of Science Journalists panel on tools for journalists
Back in June I took part in a panel at the UK Conference of Science Journalists conference, discussing tools for reporters alongside BBC Trending's Mukul De...
Opinion: Why it's so disappointing that j-schools are panicking over Ebola
In the last week, we've learned that three U.S. universities have canceled invitations to journalists due to fears about Ebola: Syracuse University rescind...
Gannett gives employees an extra paid day off
Most Gannett employees will get Dec. 26 off, President and CEO Gracia Martore tells employees in a memo. Anyone who has to work that day " 'because as we a...
Gannett earnings strong, but publishing revenues continue a steep slide
FILE " This July 14, 2010 file photo shows the Gannett headquarters in McLean, Va. Gannett Co. reported Overall company revenue growth of 15 percent. The m...
Sun-Times, attacked by both sides in governor's race, defends coverage
Chicago Sun-Times | Crain's Chicago Business Bruce Rauner, a candidate for governor in Illinois, tried to squelch a critical Sun-Times story, Editor-in-Chief...
USF cancels on African journalists due to Ebola scare
Administrators at the University of South Florida at St. Petersburg have decided to cancel a visit from Edward R. Murrow journalists from African countries, ...
Politician won't talk to 'muckraking' outlets
KPBS Carl DeMaio is running for Congress and 'prefers direct communication with the public either in person or over email, and makes media outlets that are '...
Career Beat: Janelle Nanos is editor of Beta Boston
Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Holly Gauntt is now news director for KDVR/ KWGN in Denver. Previously, she was ne...
University of Georgia j-school rescinds invitation to Liberian journalist
Good morning. Here are 10 media stories. University of Georgia panics, rescinds invitation to Liberian journalist: It canceled Wade C.L. Williams' invitati...
When writing about Ebola, what images should you use?
Lately, I've noticed the predominance two kinds of images with stories about Ebola " the virus itself and people in hazmat suits. I've used both for storie...
Today in Media History: In 1967 Walter Cronkite imagined the future of online news and communications
In addition to anchoring the CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite also hosted a documentary series called 'The 20th Century' that was succeeded by another progr...
Here's how to produce strong Ebola stories
The most effective coverage of the first American case has stemmed from the steady hands of experienced--and highly credible--federal medical leaders as well...
Has climate change become a business story?
The cost of brushing science aside
The media's growing interest in how animals think
The more divorced we become from animals in our daily lives, the more we want to look at them online
A long-time science reporter wrote a questionable book on genetics. Can we trust his other work?
The case of Nicholas Wade and reporting on a lively field with a dishonorable past
The newest tool in teaching about climate change: the weatherman
A South Carolina pilot project expands
As Congress scolded him, Dr. Oz launched a magazine
The Good Life is less inflammatory than the doctor's television show, but the line between ad and editorial is murky
Narrating climate change
Incremental journalism isn't driving home the dire state of the climate to the public, so researchers and outlets are trying to reach them through a shift in...
Women science writers conference about changing the ratio
A summit last weekend presented actions to address systemic gender inequities in science journalism
The EPA goes on background, and journalists revolt
For some reporters, having the call 'on background' rather than 'on the record' meant that the material was essentially unusable
New York launches social science vertical
"Like a Jehovah's witness, if you show up at their door and say, 'Can I interest you in some behavioral economics,' they'll say no"
Climate scientist's privacy victory may prove a loss for journalists
Court ruling limits access to public information in Virginia
Walking the public opinion tightrope
Early reception of a celebrity-packed Showtime documentary demonstrates the difficulty of engaging audiences on climate change
OnEarth eliminates print
The science mag's editors say sticking to digital will allow them to devote more resources to environmental journalism
No, Ebola is not spreading to the US
Some news orgs jumped on an outbreak as a chance to spread unlikely hype
The IPCC presser was livestreamed, but those present still got the best stories
Digital connection can only get reporters so far
Greenwire on Obama's Strategy to Morally Stigmatize Conservatives Who Dismiss Climate Change
Last week I spoke with Elana Schor of Greenwire about the Obama White House and Organizing for America's strategy to pre-empt efforts by conservati...
BC Canada's The Tyee Magazine on Bill McKibben and Building a Broader Climate Movement
At  The Tyee  this week, a terrific non-profit online magazine covering news, culture and solutions as they relate to British Columbia and beyo...
Why Google's Support for James Inhofe Is Not Only Morally Wrong, But Bad for Business
In 2011, as a Google Science Communication fellow, I spent several days with other scientists and academics at the company’s headquarters learni...
The Hill Newspaper on Obama's Climate Change Messaging
This past week at The Hill newspaper, Ben Geman analyzed President Obama's speech on climate change, highlighting remarks from environmentalists wh...
Debating Bioethics Openly: Taking Advantage of Major Events to Engage the Public
In the July issue of The Scientist magazine, my colleague Declan Fahy and I contributed a commentary discussing the need for scientists and ethic...
The Opponent: How Bill McKibben Changed Environmental Politics and Took on the Oil Patch
For the May/ June issue of Canada’s Policy Options magazine, I contributed an article adapted from my Spring 2013 Shorenstein Center paper ...
At New Scientist Magazine, Assessing the UK Government's Goal of Changing the Conversation About Food Biotechnology
At the New Scientist magazine last week, I was asked to provide an analysis of UK environment minister Owen Paterson’s announcement that his go...
Harvard Shorenstein Paper on "Nature's Prophet: Bill McKibben as Journalist, Public Intellectual and Activist"
In a  paper released today by Harvard University , I analyze the career of writer-turned-activist Bill McKibben and his impact over the past 20 ...
BMC Medical Ethics Study Evaluates the Media Impact of Rebecca Skloot's Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
In a new study at the journal  BMC Medical Ethics , my colleague Declan Fahy and I analyze the journalistic and critical reception of Rebecca Sk...
A Reply to Time Magazine's Michael Grunwald: Why Analysis and Critical Reflection on the XL Tar Sands Pipeline Is Needed
In a column this week at Time magazine, Michael Grunwald says he's on the side of activists who oppose the XL Tar Sands pipeline and chides the "re...