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The Time That Andy Carvin, Mark Lynch, and Twitter Interviewed the White House's Ben Rhodes

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, May 19 2011

From left to right, Marc Lynch, Andy Carvin, and Ben Rhodes. From a journalistic perspective, the idea of a White House teaming up with two media figures to produce a White House event can be discomforting. But even ... Read More

Why Apple Tracker-Gate Is the Future of Journalism

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, April 22 2011

What an unnamed iPhone user's location file looks like after being run through programmers Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden's iPhone Tracker app. There have been some grumbling in tech circles ever since Apple ... Read More

Facebook Hires a Journalist Sherpa

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, April 14 2011

'Member how Facebook was in the market for a "Journalist Program Manager," someone to "lead development of strategic programs and projects which help journalists use Facebook progressively as a reporting ... Read More

Mohammed Nabbous Killed in Benghazi

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, March 21 2011

Nabbous, a 27-year-old software engineer, had become the eyes and ears for western news organizations in Libya in recent days, in part because he managed to rig up ways to bypass the Gadhafi regimes information ... Read More

From Wikileaks to OpenLeaks, Via the Knight News Challenge

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, December 17 2010

Back in 2009, Daniel Domscheit-Berg applied to the Knight News Challenge in the name of Wikileaks for $532,000 to fund a project to "improve the reach, use and impact of a platform that allows whistle-blowers and ... Read More

Woodward's Anonymous Sources in Age of Transparency

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, September 10 2010

See, technology is changing politics. Or, at least, political reporting. Read More

Data Has Its Limits: Searching for Stories in "Top Secret America," Wikileaks

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, July 30 2010

Judge Richard Posner isn't a fan of "Top Secret America," the Washington Post's investigative project that landed with a big splash but hasn't seemed to produce many subsequent ripples. Read More

A Story Worthy of the Domain

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, July 20 2010

And yet another note on "Top Secret America," the Washington Post's series on intelligence community sprawl post-9/11. It's a sign, perhaps, of how differently they WaPo is thinking about this experiment in ... Read More