Last week to apply for the Google Journalism Fellowship at IRE

Students: this is your last week to apply for the Google Journalism Fellowship and have a shot at spending your summer with IRE and NICAR. Last summer I was the 2013 Google Journalism Fellow with IRE. Since I was reunited last week with all the great people in Columbia, MO for the computer-assisted reporting boot…

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2013 Philip Meyer Award winners announced

IRE is proud to announce the 2013 Philip Meyer Award winners. Three major investigative reports that used social science research methods to expose thousands of medical professionals who exploit Medicare for more money, shine a light on the growing gap between the rich and poor in the U.S., and uncover the tactics of Washington’s shadowy…

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Sunlight Foundation ‘Churnalism’ tool tests journalism against press releases, Wikipedia

The Sunlight Foundation  released a new “journalistic accountability” tool today, wryly named “Churnalism“. It tells you if an author was “churning” out somebody else’s material by checking journalistic text against a database of press releases. To the dismay of plagiarists and lazy reporters alike, it even checks against Wikipedia. The site provides a few examples.…

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IRE welcomes new Google Journalism Fellow

IRE is gaining a new summer fellow as part of the first ever Google Journalism Fellowship. Nicole Pasulka of New York University will spend 8 weeks with IRE, as well as a week with Google and a week with the Knight Foundation. Pasulka is currently getting an M.A. in journalism at NYU in the Literary Reportage program.…

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