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Why Gorging Ourselves on Junk News Matters

Posted on by Debbie Galant, Director, NJ News Commons

As is often the case, TV’s satirists — Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers — do a better job of getting to the truth of things that those of us actually practicing journalism. A few weeks ago, it was Fred … Continue reading

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It’s Time for Journalists to Learn Math

Posted on by Debbie Galant, Director, NJ News Commons

Watching someone like Matt Ericson of the New York Times show off the fabulous data visualizations that his department makes is a little like watching a master magician. What is there, after all, to pulling a rabbit out of a … Continue reading

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Hack Jersey: Celebrating Creativity in Journalism

Posted on by Debbie Galant, Director, NJ News Commons

The decline of the American newspaper is generally seen as a tragedy of modern journalism. The villain in the story is the internet, that great disruptor — which, by the way, has disrupted the businesses of book publishing, real estate, … Continue reading

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The Million Reporters of Superstorm Sandy

Posted on by Debbie Galant, Director, New Jersey News Commons

Back when I was in graduate school in the early 1980s, before Twitter and Facebook and YouTube and even before blogs, I spent one semester studying the concept of news diffusion. It’s been 30 years, and it was only one … Continue reading

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