A report from the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University examines the state of data-driven journalism. It looks at the impediments to growth (availability of skilled talent, newsroom culture and data literacy, among others) and identifies several recommendations to make records more transparent and accessible and to make newsrooms better adopt them in their journalism.
A U.S. report indicates online television viewing has grown by 246 per cent in the last year. The New York Times reports Adobe report suggests TV Everywhere (meaning authenticated viewing of channels you subscribe to and watch online) is approaching mainstream use, largely because of sports programming. Mobile video viewing grew 57 per cent and online video viewing overall was up 43 per cent in the year (35 billion viewings). As other evidence of transformation in consumption, The Guardian reports that film streaming and downloads will overtake the movie box office revenue by 2017.
The Hollywood Reporter says correspondent Lara Logan will be back on CBS and 60 Minutes in the fall. Logan has been on a leave since her segment on the attack on the Libyan U.S. compound in Benghazi was discredited for using a source who fabricated his supposed eyewitness account.