Data journalism sits at the heart of the movement toward increased government transparency, open data and accountability. But the role of the media in this equation – and of free speech – is too often overlooked.
Adjustments to U.S. tax policy should make it easier for social entrepreneurs and philanthropies to launch and finance non-profit journalism startups. Good luck to them. Raising capital and sustaining news startups, regardless of tax status, will still be difficult.
The experience at the extraordinary Hunt Library is so encompassing, so collaborative that it’s apt to make gatekeepers everywhere a little uncomfortable. So complete is the remaking that traditionalists and visionists alike wonder if The Hunt should even be called a library.