Anatomy of a Global Investigation

Media & Politics Must Reads, July 10, 2015

July 9, 2015

Our weekly roundup of news found at the intersection of media, politics, policy and technology, from the Shorenstein Center and from around the web.

News from Our Faculty & Fellows

Anatomy of a Global Investigation: Collaborative, Data-Driven, Without Borders. A new paper by William E. Buzenberg, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (Spring 2015) and former Executive Director of the Center for Public Integrity, explores the need for and impact of international collaborations among news outlets.

No One Talks about Democratization Any More. Is There a Better Policy? Matthew Baum, Kalb Professor of Global Communication makes the case for the importance of institutions other than elections in maintaining a functioning democracy – including information access – in an op-ed in The Washington Post.

Treasury Sticks to Plans for a Woman on the $10 Bill, Despite Hillary Clinton’s Displeasure, from Jackie Calmes, Joan Shorenstein Fellow (Spring 2015) and National Correspondent for The New York Times. 

Linda Douglass to Join Bloomberg Media as Global Head of Communications (Kalb Fellow, Spring 2007).

From around the Web

White House Correspondents Unveil Proposals to Loosen Presidential Press Control, from Poynter.

Change.Org Social Platform Hits 100 Million Users, from Bloomberg.

Federal Election Commission Shows How to Disclose Data in a Digital Democracy, from Huffington Post.

A Wave of Media Coverage Helps to Beat Back Changes to Wisconsin’s Public Records Law, from Columbia Journalism Review.

Bright Spots in Criminal Justice Data from Connecticut to Colorado, from the Sunlight Foundation.

Why Employment Contracts are So Much Fun for a Public Records Geek, from Poynter.

A Program in New Jersey is Trying to Get People to Care about Local News through Community Organizing, from Nieman Lab.

The Problem with Taking Protesters at Their Word, from Columbia Journalism Review.

New Survey Shows One in Five Americans Believes First Amendment “Goes Too Far” in the Rights It Guarantees, from The Newseum

Can Medium Replace the Op-Ed Page? From The Washington Post.

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