“Several times a year, dedicated groups like this one gather to discuss the growing violence against journalists,” Associated Press Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll told the Inter American Press Association this past weekend. “And every year the outrages grow, the bodies of our friends and colleagues fall and our anger boils over. And yet, nothing changes.”
The Associated Press today announced an effort to expand public access to critical information and bring data journalism to a wider array of news organizations with $400,000 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
The nature of newsgathering is evolving at a breathtaking pace, and no disruption has been as dramatic and important as the explosive growth of user-generated content.