openness through journalism and data and then some
The term “open journalism,” which has become a core principle of digital media for forward-thinking outlets such as The Guardian newspaper in Britain, is often used to mean journalism that engages with its audience (or “the people formerly known as the audience” as Jay Rosen calls them) and allows them to contribute to the process. But the idea of opening up journalism is also about what media companies can do beyond just producing articles or facts for people to consume — and a big part of that is opening up the data behind their stories.
There are a couple of good examples of this at the Source blog, which is part of the Knight-Mozilla OpenNews project devoted to opening up journalism data. In the first, the New York Times posted all of the data associated with a recent story about the militarization of U.S. police forces — an…
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