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Laura Hazard Owen | NiemanLab | 7/29/2015
The phrase “user research” makes me think of Mad Men, with women sitting behind a one-way mirror trying on lipstick while men watch (and criticize their appearances). 
Deron Lee | CJR | 7/29/2015
Most of the time, it’s a good thing when a news outlet pushes its sources and subjects to talk on the record. But a controversy that has dogged the St. Louis Post-Dispatch this summer offers an example of when it isn’t.
Alastair Reid | Journalism.co.uk | 7/29/2015
Follow the money. The eternal phrase whispered by Hal Holbrook's 'Deep Throat' in All The President's Men is the basis for investigations the world over.
Sage Lazzaro | Observer | 7/29/2015
The anonymous hacker behind the cyber attack that brought down New York magazine’s website for nearly 12 hours on Sunday and Monday claims he only did it because he hates NYC.
CBS News | 7/29/2015
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- Three Ethiopian journalists were released from prison three weeks ago, ahead of President Obama's visit to the African nation.
Corey Hutchins | CJR | 7/29/2015
There’s been plenty of news to cover in South Carolina lately, from a mass murder at a black church in Charleston to the Confederate flag’s removal from the Statehouse grounds in Columbia.
Thomas Erdbrink and Rick Gladstone | New York Times | 7/29/2015
TEHRAN — For Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post reporter now on trial on espionage charges in Iran, the incident was extraordinary but still looked like another example of the difficulties in covering the country’s politics.
Roy Greenslade | The Guardian | 7/28/2015
A journalist who claims that she has been followed around London by “teams of stalkers” engaged in “illegal harassment” has made a complaint to the Metropolitan police.
Kristen Hare | Poynter | 7/28/2015
A new study from Engaging News Project found sites with contemporary design have a significant increase in pageviews over sites with a more traditional newspaper layout.
Catalina Albeanu | Journalism.co.uk | 7/28/2015

"Fact-checking has become a powerful and important new form of accountability journalism around the world."

 

Roy Greenslade | The Guardian | 7/28/2015
Two journalists were killed and third seriously wounded in a suicide car bomb attack on a hotel in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, in which 13 people died.
Gabriel Arana | Huffington Post | 7/28/2015
The feud between stats guru Nate Silver and Vox.com continues.
Shan Wang | NiemanLab | 7/28/2015
The newcomer to education news outlets has a not-so-new name attached to it: Campbell Brown, veteran television reporter and former CNN and NBC News anchor, who has in recent years taken on the role of education reform advocate.