The Life and Death of Words

Words, like plants and animals, fight for survival. An international group of scientists studying English, Spanish and Hebrew believe that many — in general — are dying off. Their killer? Editors.

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Traffic Whoring and the Newsroom

A fascinating look at Gawker’s newsroom. In particular, the results of an experiment in which each staff writer spends one day a week on “traffic-whoring duty” while the rest pursue longer form journalism

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Fact Checking Politics? It’s an Uphill Battle

“I don’t think [fact checkers] make a whit’s worth of difference. Millions more people will see the ad than will ever see the political fact check.” - Rick Tyler, senior adviser to Winning Our Future, a Super PAC that backs Newt Gingrich.

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Designing the News

While at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Johnny Selman monitored the BBC and created a poster out of each day’s “most important” news. The result is BBCx360.

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