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"Everything you need to know about X." Why explaining the news is harder than it looks

Have you had something “explained” to you yet today?

Chances are, you have. The last few weeks have brought the launch of three new sites designed to be companions to, rather than sources of, breaking news. 1,005 more words

Tech

The Upshot vs. Vox vs. FiveThirtyEight: A hands-on review of explanatory journalism

At some point during the past year, the media industry seems to have gotten the message that explanatory journalism is the next big thing — how else to explain the launch of not just one but three major efforts in that area, and more to come? 1,332 more words

The Upshot vs. Vox vs. FiveThirtyEight: A hands-on review of explanatory journalism

At some point during the past year, the media industry seems to have gotten the message that explanatory journalism is the next big thing — how else to explain the launch of not just one but three major efforts in that area, and more to come? 1,332 more words

New York Times

What Journalists Need to Know... At Least According to Me

I am in complete agreement with Thomas Patterson’s assessment that we have a serious “education problem” in journalism today. While journalism students are leaving college with a strong writing background, they ultimately lack many of the tools to meet the challenges that accompany the profession. 1,173 more words

Journalism And American Democracy

Here comes The Upshot, the new explanatory journalism effort from the New York Times

Ever since Nate Silver left his perch at the New York Times and took his FiveThirtyEight blog to ESPN, where he subsequently launched an ambitious experiment aimed at data-driven journalism, the NYT has been working on a new venture aimed in part at filling the hole he left, and also at competing with the “explanatory journalism” of Ezra Klein’s recently launched Vox project. 666 more words

Here comes The Upshot, the new explanatory journalism effort from the New York Times

Ever since Nate Silver left his perch at the New York Times and took his FiveThirtyEight blog to ESPN, where he subsequently launched an ambitious experiment aimed at data-driven journalism, the NYT has been working on a new venture aimed in part at filling the hole he left, and also at competing with the “explanatory journalism” of Ezra Klein’s recently launched Vox project. 666 more words

New York Times

Journalism: Vox examines 'crucial context' of coming out as a porn star

In January, Ezra Klein explained the inspiration for his new site, Vox. “Early last year,” he wrote, “Melissa Bell, Matt Yglesias and I began wrestling with a question that had bugged all of us for a long time: why hadn’t the Internet made the news better at delivering crucial context alongside new information?” 302 more words

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