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TurboTax Wants Your Filing Process to Be As Difficult As Possible - Posted April 15, 2014
Of course everyone dislikes filing taxes. The fact that we have to do so once a year is one of the main reasons so many Americans have low opinions of government--at least in the abstract. And yet, the whole process might be easier were it not for the interference of...the people... [PRNewser]

Ginger Thompson Leaves NY Times for ProPublica - Posted April 9, 2014
Hours after it was announced that Tim Golden was leaving The New York Times, the paper has lost another veteran: ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Ginger Thompson Leaves NY Times for ProPublica - Posted April 9, 2014
Hours after it was announced that Tim Golden was leaving The New York Times, the paper has lost another veteran: ... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Media Newsfeed: #FreeAJStaff | AMC's Earnings Surge | MSNBC Taps Ex-MT Gov. - Posted February 28, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Media Newsfeed: #FreeAJStaff | AMC's Earnings Surge | MSNBC Taps Ex-MT Gov. - Posted February 28, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

Need Data For a Story? You Can Now Buy It From ProPublica - Posted February 27, 2014
Journalists writing about health, business and transportation issues can now purchase extensive data sets from independent, nonprofit reporting outfit ProPublica via its Data Store. Launched Feb. 26, the store allows news organizations and individual reporters to "sh... [10,000 Words]

Need Data For a Story? You Can Now Buy It From ProPublica - Posted February 27, 2014
Journalists writing about health, business and transportation issues can now purchase extensive data sets from independent, nonprofit reporting outfit ProPublica via its Data Store. Launched Feb. 26, the store allows news organizations and individual reporters to "sh... [TVSpy]

ProPublica and Style.com Both Add Two Staffers - Posted February 13, 2014
A couple Revolving Door notes for you today: ProPublica has hired Heather Vogell and Ryan Gabrielson, and Style.com has added Noah Johnson and Jessica Teves. ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

ProPublica and Style.com Both Add Two Staffers - Posted February 13, 2014
A couple Revolving Door notes for you today: ProPublica has hired Heather Vogell and Ryan Gabrielson, and Style.com has added Noah Johnson and Jessica Teves. ... [FishbowlNY]

Gauging the Next 'Golden Age' of Journalism - Posted February 10, 2014
We're still mulling over remarks made last Friday in Lawrence, KS by ProPublica founder and executive chairman Paul Steiger. Accepting the prestigious William Allen White Foundation National Citation from the Universi... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Gauging the Next 'Golden Age' of Journalism - Posted February 10, 2014
We're still mulling over remarks made last Friday in Lawrence, KS by ProPublica founder and executive chairman Paul Steiger. Accepting the prestigious William Allen White Foundation National Citation from the Universi... [FishbowlNY]

Knight Foundation, Investigative News Network Supports Nonprofit News with Micro-grants - Posted February 3, 2014
If not for enterprising and investigative-minded journalists, the recent George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal in New Jersey might never have been brought to light. Same goes for that stubborn NY1 reporter, whose recent relentless questioning of Staten Island Congressman ... [10,000 Words]

Still Making Summer Plans? Deadline Nears For Google's Journalism Fellowship - Posted January 29, 2014
It's the time of year when young journalists start hearing back about their internship applications or perhaps getting worried if they haven't heard back yet. If you haven't already received and accepted an offer and made your summer plans, you still have some time to apply for one of the coolest opportunities... [TVSpy]

Twitter Is Your New Healthcare Customer Service Line - Posted January 29, 2014
Have a great day--and don't forget to @ us when you tell your 235 followers how much we suck! The fact that many brands use Twitter for customer service is nothing new; we covered a few of the best feeds last year, and ma... [PRNewser]

ProPublica Adds WSJ Veteran - Posted November 26, 2013
Julia Angwin is joining ProPublica as a senior reporter. Her focus will be privacy, technology and the surveillance state. Angwin, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, comes to ProPublica from The Wall Street Journal, where she covered tec... [morningmedianewsfeed]

ProPublica Adds WSJ Veteran - Posted November 26, 2013
Julia Angwin is joining ProPublica as a senior reporter. Her focus will be privacy, technology and the surveillance state. Angwin, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, comes to ProPublica from The Wall Street Journal, where she covered tec... [FishbowlNY]

From Nelson Mandela's 90th Birthday Party to Inside Climate News - Posted November 5, 2013
In the picturesque city of Portland, Maine, The Forecaster comes out once a week to keep area residents informed about the latest news and sports happenings. But there's also room for other topics. To wit, The Forecaster currently has a ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

From Nelson Mandela's 90th Birthday Party to Inside Climate News - Posted November 5, 2013
In the picturesque city of Portland, Maine, The Forecaster comes out once a week to keep area residents informed about the latest news and sports happenings. But there's also room for other topics. To wit, The Forecaster currently has a ... [FishbowlNY]

Hack Turned Flack: Former NYT Editor/Current PR Pro Weighs In - Posted October 3, 2013
Here's something we wish we'd found earlier. For the past 11 months Gorkana, provider of database and analytics services designed for both sides of the PR/media equation, has run a series on its company blog called "... [PRNewser]

ProPublica Founder Surveys the Changed Landscape of Investigative Journalism - Posted September 3, 2013
From South Africa's The Media Online comes an interesting overview of non-profit investigative news outfit ProPublica. Reporter P... [morningmedianewsfeed]

ProPublica Founder Surveys the Changed Landscape of Investigative Journalism - Posted September 3, 2013
From South Africa's The Media Online comes an interesting overview of non-profit investigative news outfit ProPublica. Reporter P... [FishbowlNY]

David Epstein Leaves SI for ProPublica - Posted August 12, 2013
David Epstein is leaving Sports Illustrated for ProPublica. His new role will be investigative reporter, which suits him perfectly. Epstein has been a senior writer for SI for the last seven years. Epstein and ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

David Epstein Leaves SI for ProPublica - Posted August 12, 2013
David Epstein is leaving Sports Illustrated for ProPublica. His new role will be investigative reporter, which suits him perfectly. Epstein has been a senior writer for SI for the last seven years. Epstein and ... [FishbowlNY]

ProPublica Crowdsources Gun Control Bill With #TrackTheVote - Posted April 9, 2013
When it comes to gun control, the White House is murkier than ever. Senate Bill 649, which primarily deals with stricter background checks, bigger punishments for drug trafficking, and programs devoted to school safety, is facing ... [10,000 Words]

ProPublica Asks Reddit: What Should We Cover? - Posted March 27, 2013
This week, the non-profit investigative journalism group ProPublica decided to take its quest to uncover the untold stories in a different direction on the Internet: Reddit. And here's the twist, they're not seeking sources -- they're seeking stories. They've opened up a channel, InvestigateThisNews, asking users to tell them what they... [10,000 Words]

P5: ProPublica Invites Newsroom Devs To Hack With Them For 5 Days - Posted January 25, 2013
In a fellowship-meets-hackathon type model that aims to grow the pool of people doing news application development in U.S. newsrooms, ProPublica is inviting news developers into their offices for a few days each month. The program is called ProPublica's Pair Pro... [10,000 Words]

Soviet-Style PR: Firm Plants Positive Stories on Kremlin's Behalf - Posted November 19, 2012
A few weeks ago we reviewed the Communist Party's unique approach to PR damage control; today we observe the ways in which the Party ensures positive coverage in foreign media o... [PRNewser]

Why Journalists Should Pay Attention to Knight-Mozilla OpenNews' Source - Posted October 18, 2012
Here at 10,000 Words, we've written about why developers should work in the newsroom, we've told you why jou... [TVSpy]

Why Journalists Should Pay Attention to Knight-Mozilla OpenNews' Source - Posted October 18, 2012
Here at 10,000 Words, we've written about why developers should work in the newsroom, we've told you why jou... [10,000 Words]

Why should developers work in the newsroom? NYT and ProPublica coders explain - Posted July 25, 2012
Newsrooms can be stressful places, full of strong personalities, short deadlines and an insatiable news hole. For reporters and editors, they're stressful for another reason: The on-going uncertainty of when the fun may end and their ride on the journalism merry-go-round will stop while they join the queue of f... [10,000 Words]

ProPublica Adds WaPo Veteran Amanda Zamora - Posted July 5, 2012
ProPublica has named Amanda Zamora its new senior engagement editor. Zamora comes to ProPublica from The Washington Post, where she worked since ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

ProPublica Adds WaPo Veteran Amanda Zamora - Posted July 5, 2012
ProPublica has named Amanda Zamora its new senior engagement editor. Zamora comes to ProPublica from The Washington Post, where she worked since ... [FishbowlNY]

Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook Take Home Webbys | Social Media and Elections | FaceTime for 3G? - Posted May 22, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Paul Steiger to Step Down as EIC/CEO of ProPublica - Posted May 14, 2012
The New York Times is reporting that Paul Steiger is stepping d... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Paul Steiger to Step Down as EIC/CEO of ProPublica - Posted May 14, 2012
The New York Times is reporting that Paul Steiger is stepping d... [FishbowlNY]

Stephen Engelberg Named to Pulitzer Board - Posted May 3, 2012
Stephen Engelberg, ProPublica's Managing Editor, has been named to the Pulitzer Prize Board. Engelberg has been ProPublica's Managing Editor since the non-profit site launched in 2008. During his tenure at ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Stephen Engelberg Named to Pulitzer Board - Posted May 3, 2012
Stephen Engelberg, ProPublica's Managing Editor, has been named to the Pulitzer Prize Board. Engelberg has been ProPublica's Managing Editor since the non-profit site launched in 2008. During his tenure at ... [FishbowlNY]

Campaign finance updates in real time? There's an API for that - Posted February 28, 2012
Recognizing an always-on political news cycle demands immediate updates, the New York Times says its updated its campaign finance API to make updates in real time. This will give them (and other apps using this Application Programming Interface, which allows outside app developers to retrieve the data collected) access to in... [TVSpy]

ProPublica Brings on Social Media Producer - Posted January 10, 2012
ProPublica has hired Blair Hickman as its new social media producer. Hickman is the former senior editor at Dowser Media where she was in charge of online strategy, user research and shaping solutions journalism. Hickman will assist socia... [morningmedianewsfeed]

ProPublica Brings on Social Media Producer - Posted January 10, 2012
ProPublica has hired Blair Hickman as its new social media producer. Hickman is the former senior editor at Dowser Media where she was in charge of online strategy, user research and shaping solutions journalism. Hickman will assist socia... [FishbowlNY]

Learn How To Build News Apps With ProPublica's New Fellowship (And It Pays!) - Posted January 10, 2012
Can a good reporter with smarts and some technical savvy become a news app developer? ProPublica, the online news organization that has blazed a path in creating innovative news apps, is offering a paid fel... [10,000 Words]

NBC Stations Partnering with Non-Profit News Outlets - Posted December 6, 2011
NBC owned stations are partnering up with local, non-profit news organizations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Philadelphia "to create new and innovative cooperative news gathering and reporting arrangements," the company announced today. KNBC and ... [TVSpy]

4 Questions With ProPublica's New Social Media Editor - Posted October 20, 2011
The role of social media editor is a relatively new, and highly coveted, spot in newsrooms. While there are still a lot of questions about what exactly this job entails, everyone can agree that there needs to be at least one person handling social media for the company full-time. [caption id="attachment_7848" align="alignright"... [TVSpy]

ProPublica's TimelineSetter: A Wonky Yet Powerful Tool - Posted October 14, 2011
Timelines are an effective storytelling tool that can display information that occurs over time in an attractive, easy to follow format. While there are many tools available to do the trick, one stands out for its power, and that's ProPublica's open source TimelineSetter. The introduction to TimelineSetter reads like this: "TimelineSetter creates beautiful... [10,000 Words]

Tool of the Day: Google Refine - Posted August 11, 2011
When it comes to working with and presenting data, Google reigns supreme. We've covered Google's Chart Wizard, ... [10,000 Words]

ProPublica and NYU release music-video "explainer" with investigative series - Posted May 12, 2011
Forget simple kinetic type as a storytelling technique. ProPublica and New York University's Studio 20 have taken it a step further today with the release of their music-v... [10,000 Words]

ProPublica Analyzes PR's Growing Influence on the News - Posted May 2, 2011
ProPublica published a story today (with CJR) discussing the rise of PR's influence on the news process, which is happening as the number of journalists and the number of news stories has fallen. While the story isn't an outright attack on PR or publicists, it does take iss... [PRNewser]

ProPublica Wins First Digital Only Pulitzer - Posted April 18, 2011
While all the Pulitzer winners deserve recognition, FishbowlNY wanted to highlight ProPublica.org, which won the first Pulitzer awarded for a series that didn't originate in print. Read that sentence again, because this is huge news. As we just mentioned in the last post, ProPublica writers ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

ProPublica Wins First Digital Only Pulitzer - Posted April 18, 2011
While all the Pulitzer winners deserve recognition, FishbowlNY wanted to highlight ProPublica.org, which won the first Pulitzer awarded for a series that didn't originate in print. Read that sentence again, because this is huge news. As we just mentioned in the last post, ProPublica writers ... [FishbowlNY]

Center for Public Integrity Teams Up with American Public Media, Public Insight Network - Posted October 29, 2010
Integrity is making a comeback in journalism: The Center for Public Integrity added to its flurry of recent announceme... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Six Finalists Announced For Investigative Reporting Prize - Posted January 29, 2010
On March 23, one group of intrepid reporters will be winning $25,000 for the 2010 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting. The six finalists announced today come from such varied locales and media as KHOU-TV in Houston, The Boston Globe, and ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Six Finalists Announced For Investigative Reporting Prize - Posted January 29, 2010
On March 23, one group of intrepid reporters will be winning $25,000 for the 2010 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting. The six finalists announced today come from such varied locales and media as KHOU-TV in Houston, The Boston Globe, and ... [FishbowlNY]

2010 Trends: Non-Profit Journalism Takes On Investigative Work - Posted December 31, 2009
When our friends at Folio magazine asked us to contribute to their compilation of media predictions for 2010, we knew we had to include something about non-profit journalism organizations. Her... [morningmedianewsfeed]

2010 Trends: Non-Profit Journalism Takes On Investigative Work - Posted December 31, 2009
When our friends at Folio magazine asked us to contribute to their compilation of media predictions for 2010, we knew we had to include something about non-profit journalism organizations. Her... [FishbowlNY]

ProPublica Demonstrates The Benefits Of Crowdsourcing - Posted December 30, 2009
Now on to crowdsourcing, which is more than just asking your Twitter friends for restaurant recommendations. It can also be a helpful tool for journalism, wherein reporters cull information and data from groups of people on the ground and in the know. Perhaps one of the best examples of crowdsourcing was ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

ProPublica Demonstrates The Benefits Of Crowdsourcing - Posted December 30, 2009
Now on to crowdsourcing, which is more than just asking your Twitter friends for restaurant recommendations. It can also be a helpful tool for journalism, wherein reporters cull information and data from groups of people on the ground and in the know. Perhaps one of the best examples of crowdsourcing was ... [FishbowlNY]

How Citizen Journalism Helps A Story Live On - Posted December 30, 2009
As we cover the media trends we're looking forward to in 2010, today we're focusing on citizen journalism and crowdsourcing -- two similar concepts that promote engagement between reporters and people involved in the stories they're covering. To get us started on this topic, we spoke to ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

How Citizen Journalism Helps A Story Live On - Posted December 30, 2009
As we cover the media trends we're looking forward to in 2010, today we're focusing on citizen journalism and crowdsourcing -- two similar concepts that promote engagement between reporters and people involved in the stories they're covering. To get us started on this topic, we spoke to ... [FishbowlNY]

Feminist Press Honors Huffington|Mother Jones Focuses On Climate Change|More On The Vanity Fair Layoffs|Latina's Special Mexico Issue Brings In Ads - Posted October 23, 2009
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Feminist Press Honors Huffington|Mother Jones Focuses On Climate Change|More On The Vanity Fair Layoffs|Latina's Special Mexico Issue Brings In Ads - Posted October 23, 2009
... [FishbowlNY]

CJR Panel: Is Web Journalism Profitable? - Posted October 22, 2009
Yesterday, the Columbia Journalism Review held a conference entitled "Beyond the Newsroom: Traditional journalistic skills in a nontraditional world" with panelists Michael Calderone... [morningmedianewsfeed]

CJR Panel: Is Web Journalism Profitable? - Posted October 22, 2009
Yesterday, the Columbia Journalism Review held a conference entitled "Beyond the Newsroom: Traditional journalistic skills in a nontraditional world" with panelists Michael Calderone... [FishbowlNY]

NYT And ProPublica: Keeping Long Form Journalism Alive? - Posted August 28, 2009
The New York Times magazine this Sunday will feature a 13,000-word article that reveals the findings of a two-year investigation that was a joint venture between the... [morningmedianewsfeed]

NYT And ProPublica: Keeping Long Form Journalism Alive? - Posted August 28, 2009
The New York Times magazine this Sunday will feature a 13,000-word article that reveals the findings of a two-year investigation that was a joint venture between the... [FishbowlNY]

Help HuffPost Pick New Media "Game Changers" - Posted August 14, 2009
The Huffington Post is launching its Game Changers awards -- "100 people who are using new media to reshape their fields and change the world." Making the awards democratic, ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Help HuffPost Pick New Media "Game Changers" - Posted August 14, 2009
The Huffington Post is launching its Game Changers awards -- "100 people who are using new media to reshape their fields and change the world." Making the awards democratic, ... [FishbowlNY]

FLYP's James Gaines Offers Old Media A New Way Of Thinking About Online Content - Posted August 13, 2009
Now it's time for something completely different. In the current era of searching for "what's next" for the media industry, James Gaines, a former managing editor at People... [morningmedianewsfeed]

FLYP's James Gaines Offers Old Media A New Way Of Thinking About Online Content - Posted August 13, 2009
Now it's time for something completely different. In the current era of searching for "what's next" for the media industry, James Gaines, a former managing editor at People... [FishbowlNY]

New York Times Takes Home Top Honors For Innovations In Journalism - Posted July 24, 2009
The past few years have been a transitional period for journalism, filled with innovative reporting strategies and interactive presentations that allow readers to get involved in the process of editing and experiencing the news. The Knight-Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism, presented by J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalis... [morningmedianewsfeed]

New York Times Takes Home Top Honors For Innovations In Journalism - Posted July 24, 2009
The past few years have been a transitional period for journalism, filled with innovative reporting strategies and interactive presentations that allow readers to get involved in the process of editing and experiencing the news. The Knight-Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism, presented by J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalis... [FishbowlNY]

From Texas Monthly to Texas Weekly: Evan Smith Picks Up Experienced Staff For New Venture - Posted July 23, 2009
After announcing his departure from Texas Monthly just last week, ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

From Texas Monthly to Texas Weekly: Evan Smith Picks Up Experienced Staff For New Venture - Posted July 23, 2009
After announcing his departure from Texas Monthly just last week, ... [FishbowlNY]

Longtime Texas Monthly Editor To Launch Non-Profit News Site - Posted July 17, 2009
Evan Smith, the president and editor-in-chief of Texas Monthly said today that he will be stepping down next month in order to take a job as founding CEO of the ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Longtime Texas Monthly Editor To Launch Non-Profit News Site - Posted July 17, 2009
Evan Smith, the president and editor-in-chief of Texas Monthly said today that he will be stepping down next month in order to take a job as founding CEO of the ... [FishbowlNY]

Another Portfolio Veteran Finds A Home - Posted July 9, 2009
Jesse Eisinger, the Wall Street editor of now-defunct Portfolio has happily landed on his feet. Starting next month, Eisinger will join nonprofit investigative outfit ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Another Portfolio Veteran Finds A Home - Posted July 9, 2009
Jesse Eisinger, the Wall Street editor of now-defunct Portfolio has happily landed on his feet. Starting next month, Eisinger will join nonprofit investigative outfit ... [FishbowlNY]

Knight Foundation Awards $5.1 Million To News Challenge Winners - Posted June 18, 2009
Yesterday, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced the winners of its 2009 Knight News Challenge, which provides funding to innovative digital news projects submitted to the foundation. This year, the Knight Foundation awarded a total... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Knight Foundation Awards $5.1 Million To News Challenge Winners - Posted June 18, 2009
Yesterday, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced the winners of its 2009 Knight News Challenge, which provides funding to innovative digital news projects submitted to the foundation. This year, the Knight Foundation awarded a total... [FishbowlNY]

Journalist Judges Help ProPublica Award Investigative Governance Prizes - Posted May 19, 2009
Non-profit investigative newsroom ProPublica announced the winners of its first ever Investigative Governance Prizes today. The winners were federal and state/local investigative reports of el... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Journalist Judges Help ProPublica Award Investigative Governance Prizes - Posted May 19, 2009
Non-profit investigative newsroom ProPublica announced the winners of its first ever Investigative Governance Prizes today. The winners were federal and state/local investigative reports of el... [FishbowlNY]

LAT In 90 Seconds -- Sunday Edition - Posted November 3, 2008
We're playing catch-up with our newspaper reading this morning, and we're bringing you along for the ride: Familiar Bylines: Former LAT reporters Tracy Weber and Charles Ornstein are back --... [FishbowlLA]

Former WSJ Editor Says Rupe Doing a Great Job, Mr. Hyde So Far a No-Show - Posted July 24, 2008
Is Rupert Murdoch single-handedly keeping the WSJ a bastion of journalistic integrity? Paul Steiger, the former managing editor of The Wall St. Journa... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Former WSJ Editor Says Rupe Doing a Great Job, Mr. Hyde So Far a No-Show - Posted July 24, 2008
Is Rupert Murdoch single-handedly keeping the WSJ a bastion of journalistic integrity? Paul Steiger, the former managing editor of The Wall St. Journa... [FishbowlNY]

LA Times Loses Two Top Reporters to ProPublica - Posted July 8, 2008
We're not sure if this is a case of following the money or just escaping the lack of it, but LA Observed is reporting that two of the ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

LA Times Loses Two Top Reporters to ProPublica - Posted July 8, 2008
We're not sure if this is a case of following the money or just escaping the lack of it, but LA Observed is reporting that two of the ... [FishbowlNY]

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