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Insider politics must die and the case for local news: 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. There was a time when Ben Smith helped create insider politics. Now, he argues, it’s time for it to die. (Via Buzzfeed News) Microsoft’s Bing search ++++++++>

Amazon is seeking ‘maniacal’ applicants and the AP style guide is a Slack bot now: 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. It’s hard enough to have productive conversations on Facebook, but fostering dialogue between 5,000 strangers? One media company is trying their best. (Via Nieman Lab) What separates ++++++++>

Not all graphic designers live in Brooklyn and Google Maps knows all about your shed: 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. Believe it or not, not all graphic designers live in Brooklyn. Automattic’s John Maeda brings high profile mentorships down into the belly of coal country. ++++++++>

The ‘Pivot to Video’ Charade, Radio on the Internet: 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. The inventor of the internet reflects on a system failure on the eve of net neutrality’s gravest hour: “I’m still an optimist, but an optimist standing ++++++++>

Teaching Tech about Race, The Invasion of Sutherland Springs: 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. Studies suggest teaching our tech about demographics can help it perform better across the board, but a dangerous question remains: should we teach ++++++++>

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 ++++++++>

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

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

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

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 ++++++++>