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Daily Archives: May 17, 2014

Commentary on the impact of the leaked New York Times Innovation Report

Joshua Benton, director of the Nieman Journalism Lab, May 15, 2014: “There are few things that can galvanize the news world’s attention like a change in leadership atop The New York Times. Jill Abramson’s ouster yesterday afternoon probably reduced American newsroom productivity enough to skew this quarter’s GDP numbers. We don’t typically write about intra-newsroom politics at Nieman Lab, leaving that to Manhattan’s very capable cadre of media reporters. But Abramson’s removal and Dean Baquet’s ascent has apparently inspired someone inside the Times to leak one of the most remarkable documents I’ve seen in my years running the Lab, to Myles Tanzer at BuzzFeed. It’s the full report of the newsroom innovation team that was given six full months to ask big questions about the Times’ digital strategy. (A summary version of it was leaked last week, but this is the big kahuna.)

EFF – Which Tech Companies Help Protect You From Government Data Demands?

EFF Survey Shows Improved Privacy and Transparency Policies of the Internet’s Biggest Companies “Technology companies are privy to our most sensitive information: our conversations, photos, location data, and more. But which companies fight the hardest to protect your privacy from government data requests? Today, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) releases its fourth annual “Who Has… Continue Reading

New Report Documents Rising Rate of Female Genital Mutilation the US

Protecting Girls and Women in the U.S. from FGM and Vacation Cutting, Sanctuary for Families Although FGM is most prevalent in twenty-eight countries in Africa and the Middle East, it is no longer confined to distant shores. Every year, women in the United States discover that they, their daughters, and their loved ones face a very real… Continue Reading

Trends in the Parent-Report of Health Care Provider-Diagnosis and Medication Treatment for ADHD

“Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Health Resources and Services Administration have published a new study:  Trends in the Parent-Report of Health Care Provider-Diagnosed and Medicated ADHD: United States, 2003—2011. You can read the abstract here and listen to a podcast by the journal discussing the study and its findings here.  See below… Continue Reading