Saving Journalism 2 - Anya Schiffrin

Saving Journalism, Part One: Finding the Right Funding

In this excerpt from Anya Schiffrin’s latest report on the state of sustainability of journalism, the author discusses how government funding can throw the profession a lifeline in an era where philanthropic efforts to support the press are struggling and Big Tech is increasingly seen as a competitor instead of a platform for news organizations.

Data Journalism Top 10: Where Raindrops Go, Spiral Chart Debate, Prenatal Tests, Death Threat Dataviz

We have rolled into the third calendar year of the pandemic, but the debate about how journalists present data on the coronavirus continues to rage. Just six days into 2022, a spiral chart divided the data journalism community into two camps. Our weekly NodeXL analysis and curation of the most popular data journalism stories on Twitter also features an investigation into the prenatal testing industry, a visualization of death threats received by election staff, and an interactive map of Russian military bases near the Ukraine border.

The 20 Leading Digital Predators of Press Freedom Around the World

Reporters Sans Frontieres published, for the first time, a list of press freedom’s 20 worst digital predators in 2020. Whether state offshoots, private-sector companies, or informal entities, they reflect a reality of power at the end of the 21st century’s second decade, in which investigative reporters and other journalists who cause displeasure risk being the targets of predatory activity by often hidden actors.