Tuesday, December 2, 2014

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Journalism After Snowden: 
Finding and Protecting Intelligence Sources
A Lecture with James Bamford
Yale Law School, New Haven
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 12:00 PM
Journalism After Snowden: 
In Defense of Leaks
A Lecture with Jill Abramson
Columbia Journalism School
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 12:00 PM

Upcoming Tow Tea:
Understanding the Role of Algorithms and Data at Buzzfeed
Ky Harlin, Director of Data Science at Buzzfeed
Thursday, December 4th, 4:00-6:00 PM
Brown Institute for Media Innovation

“If there is a free press, journalists are no longer in charge of it. Engineers who rarely think about journalism or cultural impact or democratic responsibility are making decisions every day that shape how news is created and disseminated.” 

Director of the Tow Center, Emily Bell, recently gave the Reuters Memorial Lecture at Oxford.  Read the full transcript here.
On Nieman Lab, November 10, 2014
Can Mesh Networks and Offline Wireless Move From Protest Tools to News? by Susan E. McGregor

Read here


In the New Yorker, October 21, 2014
How Edward Snowden Changed Journalism by Steve Coll

Read here
"We are happy to report that many of the attendees of our October 11 workshop on Source Protection in the Information Age left with a good foundation in digital security, and trainers gained a better understanding of the challenges journalists face in becoming more secure..."  

Source Protection: Resources by Susan E. McGregor

"Invariably, just as important as building a framework for sensor journalism is building a community of practice for it, one that brings together key players to provide a space for asking critical questions​, sharing best practices,​ and fomenting connections/collaborations..."   

Sensor Journalism: Communities of Practice by Lily Bui

November 18th, 2014
Journalism After Snowden:
Normalizing Surveillance

A Lecture with Ethan Zuckerman
Watch video from this event

October 23rd, 2014
#Ferguson: Reporting a Viral News Story
Watch video from this event

October 21st, 2014

Journalism After Snowden:
Investigative Reporting in an Age of Surveillance and Big Data

A lecture with Steve Coll
Watch video from this event 

September 29th, 2014
Source Protection: Rescuing a Privilege Under Attack
A lecture with David Schulz
Watch video from this event 

Recent Tow Tea's have included a FOIA WorkshopNew Beats and Covering Diverse Beats in Digital Media, and Reporting without the Internet: Using Mesh Networks and FireChat for Journalism  

On October 15th, the Tow Center co-hosted Race in the Age of Digital Media: A Lecture by Ta-Nehisi Coates with the Sevellon-Brown Fund. Following the lecture, Coates led a writing workshop for students and faculty of Columbia Journalism School.  Read more about students' experiences in the workshop here.  
If you would like to contribute to the Tow Center Blog, contact Smitha Khorana, Digital Media Associate at the Tow Center.

If you would like to propose research, contact Fergus Pitt, Senior Research Associate at the Tow Center.  

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