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The Ethics Of Sensor Journalism: Community, Privacy, And Control

October 13th, 2014 | by EJC

Revelations about both commercial tracking and government surveillance have sparked a contentious national debate about our fundamental rights regarding privacy and security. Meanwhile, community participation in the journalism process has blurred the lines between news professionals and the audience. It is into this public uncertainty and ambiguity that sensor journalism emerges


Oakland Police Apply Data-Driven Journalism In California

May 12th, 2014 | by EJC

Oakland Police Beat is a new data journalism resource aimed at shining light on the practices of Oakland’s law enforcement officers. Their first story out of the gate is pulled no punches, finding that Oakland’s most decorated officers were responsible for a high number of brutality lawsuits and shootings. Alexander Howard interviews the Beat's co-founder Abraham Hyatt



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