Reuters Launches Backstory: Great Idea, Implementation Needs Work

The discussion here should focus on the “why”–why did they keep pressing? What in their Trust Principles or in the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics made them push? Also, where were the holes in the first set of data? That is, what was in that data that said to them, “There’s still something missing.”

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Journalism Dead? Not Local, Says WaPo. (Reason#7)

Margaret Sullivan (@Sulliview) had a great piece in the @PostStyle section the other day about local news being king of everywhere else but here. I’ve been saying this for years: journalism isn’t dead, and it’s not going to die.

“Crimetown”: Capers and Cronyism in the City of God.

“Crimetown,” in its first season, is journalism if not news, think long-form storytelling with a combination of killer plots (literally) with every episode and sound design that brings the feel of locations and the interviewees to life without becoming so showy.

Maryland Adopts Student Press Freedom Law

Students at public schools and colleges in Maryland have a guaranteed right to run their news organizations as they see fit without unwanted intrusion from advisors, faculty, staff, the school board, the county board or the state.