Archives for August, 2017

Jennifer LaFleur joins Workshop as data editor

Posted: Aug. 28, 2017 | Tags: Workshop news

Jennifer LaFleur joins the Investigative Reporting Workshop as its new data editor and the School of Communication at American University as a data journalist-in-residence today.

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Jennifer LaFleur

LaFleur was previously senior editor for data journalism for the award-winning Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, which she joined in 2013, and where she worked as a senior editor, managing news apps developers, data reporters, investigative reporters and fellows. She also contributed to or edited dozens of major projects while at Reveal.

"Jennifer LaFleur is one of the preeminent data journalists in the world," says Chuck Lewis, executive editor at the ...

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TV viewership declines, diversity stalls in newsrooms

Posted: Aug. 9, 2017 | Tags: Pew State of the Media

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Revenue and audience trends for Hispanic- and black-oriented news outlets have mirrored closely the fluctuation of the industry overall, according to a recent Pew Research Center report.

Pew’s latest and final “State of the News Media” report also found that the country’s two largest racial/ethnic groups continue to be vastly underrepresented in television newsrooms. The diversity report for TV news directors is even bleaker.

The share of black TV news staffers has hovered around 10 percent for the last two decades, Pew reported. The portion of TV news directors who are black is half that, even ...

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Americans prefer the government protect free speech over censoring 'fake news,' Pew study shows

Most Americans are against the U.S. government restricting fake news online and prefer it protect freedom of information. However, most do support technology companies taking a role in limiting fake news. 

Defense fails in attempt to free two Reuters journalists in Myanmar

For the past three months, two Reuters journalists — U Wa Lone and U Kyaw Soe Oo — have been imprisoned in Myanmar for violating the country’s Official Secrets Act by reporting on a massacre of 10 Muslim Rohingya men in Rakhine State in Myanmar.


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