Two great examples of how journalism has changed for the better

The power of amateur or “citizen” journalism becomes obvious when you look at two recent examples: one being the tracking of military activity in Ukraine, and the other the effort by residents of one of Rio’s biggest slums to document police violence

Technology set journalism free, now new platforms are in control

As Emily Bell of Columbia pointed out in a recent speech about the disruption of journalism by technology, publishing has never been easier — but now it is controlled in a disturbing way by proprietary corporate platforms like Twitter and Facebook