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 actually helping to fuel dozens of sites promoting election denial, white … [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 — at least when you’re expecting AI to … [Read more...] about AI Content for Journalism: Unleash it, or control it?
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 … [Read more...] about The case for building better business journalism
‘Remember the Ladies’
When the great-grandmothers of today’s young women were born, women couldn’t vote. They were expected to be mothers and homemakers. When the grandmothers of today’s young women were born, women had no legal protections against discrimination in education, jobs or credit. The Supreme Court said “Equal Protection” in the 14th Amendment didn’t include women. When the mothers … [Read more...] about ‘Remember the Ladies’
Two SIUC graduates make Editor & Publisher list of inspiring young journalists
Photojournalist Tiffany Blanchette was standing with a family after their house had burned down just east of Kankakee, Il when the family's lost cat appeared. Blanchette captured the touching scene with her camera. For Blanchette, 33, this was a particularly rewarding moment in her early career as a photojournalist. Another such moment was when a Bradley, Illinois, … [Read more...] about Two SIUC graduates make Editor & Publisher list of inspiring young journalists