Liliana Bounegru, writing for the Harvard Business Review, argues that data journalists need to expand their source material from conventional, privileged authorities to not "exacerbate the tendency to amplify issues already considered a priority." In other words, journalists need to look to unconventional sources like social media and curated journalism to lend voice to neglected groups and people.
The Federal Communications Commission chair, Tom Wheeler, has been battling perceptions of his position on net neutrality for several days now. Critics believe he's taking the FCC down the road of different-speed access. He appeared Tuesday before a congressional subcommittee and, after a few minutes of scolding, was able to put forward his view that the commission is not attempting to create two Internets or unequal access. The process under way will involve a debate that, ultimately, aims to serve the consumer, he says.
The imposition of martial law in Thailand has led to the shuttering of 14 TV and 3,000 radio stations, along with a debate-controlling demand that media not interview anyone not in authority about the political upheaval. As The New York Times reports, easier said than done.