What are nutgrafs? They're what journalists call the heart and matter of a story, why you care (contraction for "nutshell paragraph").

Our Millennial generation today believes more than ever that we can change the world for the better. We are interested in how journalism and its role in society, from storytellers to watchdogs, fit into all of this.

"To make government accountable, people have to know the facts. But prying secrets out of Washington is hard. FOIA Machine can help."

The Freedom of Information Act Machine is “like TurboTax for government records,” states its Kickstarter page. Produced alongside the Center for Investigative Reporting and a handful of experienced journalists and technicians, it is the much-needed answer to simplifying the complicated process behind accessing public records. Anyone can use it. Already 800 reporters have shown their support and are awaiting its launch. [TechCrunch]

The majority exalts the interests of the government while unduly trampling those of the press, and in doing so, severely impinges on the press and the free flow of information in our society.
- Judge Roger Gregory dissented against the federal appeals court’s ruling that James Risen, veteran reporter for New York Times, has to testify against his source in the trial of a former C.I.A. charged with disclosing classified information. A pivotal and harmful moment for investigative reporting—what protection do journalists have? [NYT]
“Enter the 2013 Millennial Impact Report, which reveals that Millennials aren’t interested in structures, institutions, and organizations, but rather in the people they help and the issues they support.”
Achieve released the 2013 Millennial Impact Report. The report narrows in on Millennial attitudes towards social change, focusing on how organizations can reach out to the Millennial audience. Huffpost outlines some key takeaways.  
 

Enter the 2013 Millennial Impact Report, which reveals that Millennials aren’t interested in structures, institutions, and organizations, but rather in the people they help and the issues they support.”

Achieve released the 2013 Millennial Impact Report. The report narrows in on Millennial attitudes towards social change, focusing on how organizations can reach out to the Millennial audience. Huffpost outlines some key takeaways.  

 

"[Al Jazeera America] could transform the way we see news and the way we think about it. But, then again, it could be a disaster in almost every sense of the word." —Christopher Dickey in Newsweek 
Al Jazeera America is coming to American televisions on August 20th. The big question is: Can this Middle East broadcast bigshot overcome the building skepticism of its neutrality and win over the American audience? Take a look at New York Magazine’s in-depth feature on Al Jazeera America’s development. 
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"[Al Jazeera America] could transform the way we see news and the way we think about it. But, then again, it could be a disaster in almost every sense of the word." —Christopher Dickey in Newsweek 

Al Jazeera America is coming to American televisions on August 20th. The big question is: Can this Middle East broadcast bigshot overcome the building skepticism of its neutrality and win over the American audience? Take a look at New York Magazine’s in-depth feature on Al Jazeera America’s development. 

Photo from Policymic