Archives for January, 2017
Posted: Jan. 19, 2017 | Tags: interns
The Investigative Reporting Workshop, a nonprofit news organization based at the American University School of Communication in Washington, is looking for smart, engaged students from around the country for internships in the summer of 2017.
Positions include researchers, data journalists, videographers, graphic designers and web producers. Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply. Preferred majors include journalism, communication, film, public policy, public health, history or economics.
The Workshop publishes in-depth stories about government and corporate accountability, on topics ranging widely from the environment and health to national security and the economy. The Workshop pairs experienced professional reporters and editors ...
Posted: Jan. 19, 2017 | Tags: journalism
Photo by Jeff Watts, AU
Louise Lief, our scholar in residence, writes about Russia's manipulation of news and information, not only in U.S. elections but in other countries as well.
Lief's analysis in The Columbia Journalism Review says Russians have "pioneered new, computerized ways to pollute the information ecosystem. The Russians were among the earliest to massively scale up and deploy trolls and bots, Potemkin communities of fake users that support or oppose various positions."
She cites examples in the Urkraine, Moldova and Lithuania that range from partially fake news (facts but false conclusions) to ...