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  1. Mar 2020
    1. Headlines and doctors have been tossing around alarming words like “pandemic”

      I have never known a headline to toss something.

    2. We feel confident that we can answer any questions you have about the coronavirus and its probable impact in a way that will make you feel a little more secure, and a little less likely to do some full Contagion cosplay, à la Gwyneth.

      Wow! I feel more secure already knowing that VICE has released their crack reporters Hannah Smothers and Katie Way onto the case! Who can forget Smothers' exhaustive investigation "As you waterboard the detainees, set your intentions and remember to breathe." Or Way's seminal post "Deleting Social Media Accounts after a breakup will set you free."

    3. 3,000 people have passed away as a result of the infection.

      "pass away" is a euphemism usually reserved for obituary pages. Victims of a virulent virus do not "pass away." They die.

  2. Mar 2019
    1. Data journalism produced by two of the nation’s most prestigious news organizations — The New York Times and The Washington Post — has lacked transparency, often failing to explain the methods journalists or others used to collect or analyze the data on which the articles were based, a new study finds. In addition, the news outlets usually did not provide the public with access to that data

      While this is a worthwhile topic, I would like to see more exploration of data journalism in the 99.99999 percent of news organizations that are NOT the New York Times or the Washington Post and don't have the resources to publish so many data stories despite the desperate need for them across the nation. Also, why no digital news outlets included?

    2. Worse yet, it wouldn’t surprise me if we saw more unethical people publish data as a strategic communication tool, because they know people tend to believe numbers more than personal stories. That’s why it’s so important to have that training on information literacy and methodology.”

      Like the way unethical people use statistics in general? This should be a concern, especially as government data, long considered the gold standard of data, undergoes attacks that would skew the data toward political ends. (see the census 2020)

    3. fall short of the ideal of data journalism

      Is this the ideal of data journalism? Where is this ideal spelled out, and is there any sign that the NYT and WaPo have agreed to abide by this ideal?

  3. Oct 2018
  4. Sep 2016