Nearly a year has passed since the Gateway Journalism Review first reported that LockerDome, a prominent St. Louis tech startup, had become a company that partners with some of the most notorious right-wing websites in the country. Serving as an advertising middleman, LockerDome was … Read More... about News Analysis: St. Louis tech startup that monetizes far-right fantasies faces little pushback in its hometown
AI Content for Journalism: Unleash it, or control it?
Artificial intelligence ought to help journalists and other content creators. It’s modern and efficient. Feed it data, tell it the subjects you want covered and watch as the finished articles pop up on your screen. Make a few tweaks and send them out. Sit back and watch the profits come in. What could go wrong? Everything — […]
The case for building better business journalism
Business journalism, if done well, is community journalism. The beats converge in stories about burgeoning small businesses, from a new grocery store that serves an underserved Hispanic community, to the giddy launch of a trading-card store. Business journalism seeks to answer the “why” behind the persistence of sexual harassment at restaurants. And it explores quirky […]
‘Trust Project’ sets standards to help readers assess credibility of journalism
By Donna Vestal
Throughout my career as a newspaper and public radio editor, I always referred to myself as “proud journalist.” Proud meaning that it was an honor to serve the public by communicating truth – and, yes, holding power accountable. But public perception – distrust and even loathing of journalists and their work — has clearly challenged […]