Archives for March, 2011

Staying connected with the Workshop

Posted: March 15, 2011 | Tags: Investigative Reporting Workshop

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Nonprofit news groups preserve those first drafts of history

Posted: March 14, 2011 | Tags: journalism-ecosystem

Nonprofit online news organizations may eventually take over the community information function traditionally provided by newspapers, said Phil Meyer, an advisory board member for the Investigative Reporting Workshop.

In an interview with Sara Brown on the “Who Needs Newspapers?” website, Meyer said that if private enterprise will not be responsible for “preserving the first rough draft of history,” then charitable foundations would have to do it.  

Meyer pointed to Executive Editor Charles Lewis’ new journalism ecosystem as a census of 60 nonprofits currently working in online media. 

“One of my tasks before I give my next out-of-town lecture is going ...

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Turkish journalists explore investigative reporting feasability

Posted: March 7, 2011 | Tags: Charles Lewis

Five Turkish journalists met with interns, reporters and Executive Editor Charles Lewis last week to discuss the role of investigative journalism in the U.S. media, continuing the Investigative Reporting Workshop's ongoing relationship with overseas journalists.

The five journalists represented print, online and broadcast media in Turkey:

• Bahar Bakir, Diplomatic Correspondent, Haber Turk Daily

• Ozden Erkus, Diplomatic Correspondent, NTV

• Sevin Turan, Planet Page Editor, Hurriyet Online

• Murat Korhan Varol, Senior Correspondent; Editor, ATV

• Engin Yilmas, Correspondent, Channel D

Sevin Turan asked the question they were all pondering: What is the difference between investigative journalism and journalism?

Intern Kari Barber ...

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Welcome to the new field of “journalitics”

Posted: March 1, 2011 | Tags: Institute for Analytic Journalism, Investigative Reporters and Editors, journalitics, journalysts, National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting, NICAR, Phil Meyer, Precision Journalism, Steve Doig, Tom Johnson

I spent last week, along with more than 400 others, attending the National Institute of Computer-Assisted Reporting Conference in Raleigh, N.C. It was an invigorating and exciting time – the largest CAR conference in about a decade. 

And I came away convinced that we are seeing the emergence of a new field, which I am going to call “journalitics,” that is, the combination of journalism with analytical tools. Those who practice it are not merely “journalists,” but rather, “journalysts.” And these new practitioners were on full display at the NICAR conference. They bring not just new skills, but also new ...

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Rare footage, interviews highlight new Ken Burns doc

In preparation for the September premiere of PBS’s new documentary series on the Vietnam War, directors Ken Burns and Lynn Novick talked Monday night at the Newseum about the importance of both press freedom and finding humanity during one of America’s darkest and most divisive wars.


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