CJR unveils its News Frontier Database, with information on 50 digital journalism sites

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The Columbia Journalism Review has launched the News Frontier Database with profiles of an initial 50 prominent digital news sites. The database “is a searchable, living, and ongoing documentation of digital news outlets across the country,” the industry mag said. “Featuring originally reported profiles and extensive data sets on each outlet, the NFDB is a tool for those who study or pursue online journalism, a window into that world for the uninitiated, and, like any journalistic product, a means by which to shed light on an important topic.” CJR aims to make the database “the most comprehensive resource of its kind.”

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