The Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism announced it's launching a new digital project: The New York World. It is designed to "provide New York City citizens with accountability journalism about government operations that affect their lives".
The New York World will serve both as a site, where citizens can learn more about how services are allotted and tax dollars are spent, and as a news service, providing stories, data and other information to local news providers, the site said.
The Guardian published an interactive chart of 190 moments that made its 190-year history. It starts with the Peterloo Massacre that happened on 16 August 1816 during a political meeting in support of the parliamentary reform, which was one of the key factors that prompted John Edward Taylor to found a newspaper dedicated to the cause of reform, and it ends with the recognition as the "newspaper of the year" at the Press Awards in April 2011 for its partnership with Wikileaks in publishing the US cables.
The Guardian's Roy Greenslade interviewed Stephen Abell, the Press Complaints Commission's Director. They talked about the role of self-regulation in the UK press system and the privacy reform that is under discussion these days. Due to the criticism of the PCC's handling of the hacking scandal, the interview also has a section on hacking and another on the role Twitter is playing. You can find the article here and more from Greenslade on the interview here.
According to the Huffington Post, Bloomberg News, coherently with the aim of broadening the company's influence on national affairs, is expanding also its White House Team. The article cited a source familar with the matter who said Margaret Talev, who's been covering the Obama White House for McClatchy Newspapers, will soon be heading to Bloomberg News.
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