Many moons ago, I started exploring the idea of a "credibility layer" that could help remind readers to think more carefully. The more I dug, the more I realized that accomplishing something like this would involve taking on three impossible tasks.
We’re joined by media strategist Sarah Evans and Reuters’ Felix Salmon to discuss Twitter's initial public offering. In addition, we’ll talk about eBay founder Pierre Omidyar’s new brainchild: a digital media outlet that has already attracted the talent of the Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald and Dan Froomkin.
BuzzFeed is looking to expand beyond its reputation for cat pictures and rapid-fire, socially viral lists. This Monday, the site announced the creation of its own investigative reporting unit under the supervision of Mark Schoofs.
Today, Knight Foundation launched a new digital book and teaching tool, "Searchlights and Sunglasses." Here author Eric Newton kicks off a series on how students, educators and professional journalists can use the book.
“Searchlights and Sunglasses” is a digital expedition that draws on everything from Ancient Greece to science fiction writers to place the industry’s evolution in perspective. It also pushes journalists and educators to better blend traditional journalistic values with digital age platforms.