Online news undergoes a reprofessionalization. Amen.

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“The online news business has been enriched by an unprecedented openness to an expanded array of sources, and technology has sensitized it to the demands of its users. Now it’s reaching back to reprofessionalize itself, so that it benefits not just from the new but from the old.”
— Ed Wasserman, dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley

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News as collaborative intelligence

Journalism in the digital age: What has been won and lost.

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Covering news in Spain could cost you

Spain’s new gag law and its intersection with a free press.

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No need to be coy when president uses taboo n-word

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News organizations across North America were caught unawares when U.S President Barack Obama dropped the “n-bomb” in a live radio interview. ”

“American history tells us that Barack Obama was not the first president of the United States to use the n-word in office. But, this first African-American president is the first commander-in-chief to drop the n-bomb — on live radio, no less — not as a racial slur, like some U.S. leaders before him, but rather to make a point about ongoing racism in his country,” says Kathy English, public editor at the Toronto Star.

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Ombudsmen in the U.S.

Just a handful of ombudsmen, or public editors, are working in the United States.

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New fact-checking research

Two new studies from the American Press Institute’s Fact-Checking Project are cause for optimism that fact checking in journalism can lead to a better-informed public.

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