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Murdoch v. Platforms, Sick Systems, Inmates w/o A/C: J+D links

By Alexandra Blair

Journalists and designers tell stories, but we also read, listen, watch, play… So periodically we round up stories that Journalism + Design faculty are looking at, listening to, and interacting with. Heather Chaplin: A Prototype for Stemming the Flood of Misinformation during Breaking News Events (Misinfocon) Allison Lichter: Explore how Rupert Murdoch has become an ++++++++>

Snopes, Group Chats, an End to First Click Free: J+D Links

By Alexandra Blair

Journalists and designers tell stories, but we also read, listen, watch, play… So periodically we round up stories that Journalism + Design faculty are looking at, listening to, and interacting with. Here’s what caught our attention this week: Irwin Chen: Anyone looking for a timely example of telling a story purely through visual imagery need ++++++++>

Tech in the Crosshairs, Illustrating Rape, Bodegas and Diapers: A J+D Link Roundup

By Blake Eskin

Journalists and designers tell stories, but we also read, listen, watch, play… So periodically, we’ll be rounding up a few stories that Journalism + Design faculty are looking at, listening to… Here’s what’s caught our attention this week: Heather Chaplin: Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker, Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds. This is part of ++++++++>

Pay Attention to the Weak Links

By Blake Eskin

Over the past several days, I’ve kept seeing this explanation of a scholarly paper on the epidemiology of disinformation. (Thanks to Laura Hazard Owen at Nieman Lab for first putting the story on my radar, and to my New School colleague David Carroll for flagging it again.) Three scholars, who Bloomberg View contributor Mark Buchanan ++++++++>

Journalism as Problem-Solving

By Blake Eskin

via GIPHY In response to a divisive memo by former Google engineer James Damore, another former Google engineer named Yonatan Zunger wrote that Damore fundamentally misunderstood the role of an engineer: Engineering is not the art of building devices; it’s the art of fixing problems. I do not quote Zunger because he made a groundbreaking ++++++++>

Katie Salen, noted game designer and educator joins J+D Advisory Board

By JuLondre Brown

We are thrilled to welcome Katie Salen to the advisory board of Journalism + Design. Her experience and expertise will accelerate our progress in the development of great journalism in a complex digital environment. Salen has served as an advisor to J+D on the development of our open-source curriculum, and has been an inspiration for ++++++++>

Why Designers Need Better Ethics

By JuLondre Brown

A “sustainability provocateur” and Founder of the UnSchool of Disruptive Design, Leyla Acaroglu argues that many designers subscribe to codes of ethics at the level of their membership organizations, like the IDSA, AGDA, IGDA. But she says they have a responsibility to examine their own ethical frameworks, and not abdicate responsibility to people and institutions ++++++++>

An Expanded Vision for Journalism + Design

By JuLondre Brown

Two years after its launch, Journalism + Design has been awarded $1.3 million from the Knight Foundation to broaden its design and systems-oriented approach to journalism innovation. We’ll expand our innovative model beyond The New School, offering open-source curriculum, forming partnerships with other journalism programs, introducing journalistic ethics and practice to design schools. We’ll also ++++++++>

J+D director Heather Chaplin publishes a new guide to design thinking in journalism

By Lindsay Abrams

What journalists mean when they make reference to “design thinking” is the topic of a new report by Journalism + Design director Heather Chaplin, published by the Tow Center for Digital Journalism. It provides an in-depth view of the design practices that are emphasized in our undergraduate program — and that are currently in use at BuzzFeed, The New ++++++++>

Confessions of a former content farmer

By Lindsay Abrams

Last August, as a staff writer for a well-known online news outlet, I committed the following act of journalism: I took an animation that had been produced by someone else, added some snarky commentary to it, and posted it online under the headline, “This video demonstrates how rats can swim up your toilet bowl and will turn you ++++++++>