J+D Digest

Ad-Supported Dystopia, Juvenile Justice, Journalism’s Class Problem: J+D Digest

Journalists and designers tell stories, but we also read, listen, watch, play… So periodically we round up stories that the Journalism + Design team are looking at, listening to, and interacting with.

Sure, algorithms keep our digital lives organized and specific, but at what cost? Zeynep Tufekci argues that we’re building a virtual dystopia to drum up ad clicks. (TED via Irwin Chen)

This searing examination of Florida’s juvenile justice system whips deep, investigative journalism and compelling design up into a riveting, multimedia format as comprehensive as it is compelling. (Miami Herald via Allison Lichter)

She’s a journalist, her husband drives a garbage truck. Heather Bryant examines journalism’s unspoken class problem in this intimate and thoughtful personal essay. (Medium via Kayla Christopherson)

“if you’re gonna stop 700,000 more people than you were before, a few of those people are gonna die.” Matt Taibbi looks at Eric Garner’s death as a symptom of a broken system. (WNYC via Blake Eskin)

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