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Snowden: Journalists can’t win surveillance arms race against NSA; they have to lobby for privacy-protecting policies

In an interview led by author and professor Dan Gillmor, Snowden warned that freedom of the press cannot exist without confidentiality between journalists and their sources. Gillmor kicked off the discussion with a developing report from The Daily Beast on AT&T’s massive spying programme going back as far as 1987.

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Search: “The old Google-like list of results is definitely not the future”

In the lead up to the Süddeutsche Zeitung Editors Lab in Munich, which will focus on investigative journalism, I had a talk with Sébastien Heymann, founder and CEO of Linkurious, a tool designed to help the user search and visualise data.

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Jean-Yves Chainon & Bertrand Pecquerie

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VR in the newsroom: Don’t wait too long, don’t spend too much

If there were remaining doubts as to the potential use of virtual reality and immersive journalism to augment the quality of traditional reporting, this year has quashed these doubts: whether it was the extensive use of 360 video to cover the Rio 2016 Olympics (see coverage from NBC, live 360 coverage through the BBC’s app, or in this 360 video by Immersiv.ly) or the Guardian’s 6x9 VR project,…

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