264 posts and columns on journalism
Journalistic integrity boils down to the individual, and if someone’s willing to be corrupted, it’s probably not just the possibility of a job in the industry that’s a problem.
– Elizabeth Spiers, talking to the Content Strategist about tech reporters who go on to work in tech, sometimes for the companies they cover
Matter, an accelerator centered around for-profit media entrepreneurship, announced today the first six startups that will receive a $50,000 investment and three months of mentorship in San Francisco. The startups are: YouTube analytics platform ChannelMeter, news discovery app InkFold, citizen watchdog-journalism project OpenWatch, text-to-audio newsreader SpokenLayer, video playlist builder/broadcaster Station Creator, and “interactive storytelling” project Zeega. Matter’s partners and backers include the Knight Foundation, KQED and PRX. Its CEO, Corey Ford, spoke with AllThingsD in December about those partners and the accelerator’s goals.
We want to send the message that when things go wrong the best action is to admit the error and get back to work.
– From a blog post by the Knight Foundation, expressing regret for paying a speaker’s fee Tuesday to Jonah Lehrer, who was exposed last year for fabricating quotes, plagiarizing others and recycling his own material
Our overall recommendation for new news organizations is even simpler than for journalists or for legacy organizations: Survive.
–From a Columbia Journalism School report by CUNY’s C.W. Anderson, Columbia’s Emily Bell and NYU’s Clay Shirky, entitled “Post-Industrial Journalism: Adapting to the Present”