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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Learn about online storytelling with data at Tapestry

Tapestry is a new conference about online storytelling with data. Tapestry is bringing together people from the worlds of design, academia and data journalism, each of whom has been thinking about data storytelling from a different angle. The conference is invitation-only and limited to 100 people, but some openings remain available. It will be held…

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Talking your way to the truth, mastering the interview

By Chelsea [email protected] The interview is at the heart of all reporting, but mastering it can take a lifetime. In IRE 2012’s panel Talking your way to the truth: The art of the interview, three veteran reporters shared their tips on what it takes to get sources to talk and how to get key information…

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