Week 4 of Structured Stories NYC: Thinking like 'structured journalists'
Data journalism isn't just a technical skill – it's a cultural one too
Week 3 of Structured Stories NYC: Getting the hang of it
Week 2 of Structured Stories NYC: Nouns, verbs and learning to write again
Conference report: Scala Days Amsterdam 2015
Week 1 of Structured Stories NYC: Unlocking the atoms of news
Maintaining an open source project at the Guardian
Structured Stories NYC: an experiment in local news
Africa Check's Julian Rademeyer: A career of digging
Designing in the dark: How we created the Guardian App for Apple Watch
Canadian Press fact-checkers find politicians full of baloney
Extra! Extra! Rethinking the Guardian Breaking News Experience
Reporters' Lab wins ONA grant for Structured Stories NYC
Report from Perugia: Fact-checkers discuss sustainability, July meeting, olive oil
Peru data journalism project Convoca launches interactive tool on mining infractions
Extracting Structured Data From Recipes Using Conditional Random Fields
Clever Compilers
How to: clean a converted PDF using Open Refine
Purifying the Sea of PDF Data, Automatically
Africa Check editor says government data is sometimes hidden or inaccurate
The best way to learn tech is to teach it
A New View for NYTimes Photos
Upgrading Elasticsearch: Content API’s dual stack strategy
Android Subtle Prompt library
Guardian Hack Day February 2015 – liveblog
Fullstack 2014 - conference report
Compile-to-JavaScript languages
What to listen to next? jq to the rescue!
Building great products through anarchy
How we reimagined search for the Guardian app in one day
Sunlight in Argentina
Casa Rosada, the Presidential Palace in Argentina. (Photo credit: Dragan/ Wikimedia Commons) We are excited to announce that Sunlight is taking ...
A collaborative public media project is getting a second — if only perhaps a brief — shot
A group of Southern public media outlets is getting a second shot at a collaborative effort to cover education in the region. The Southern Education Desk rec...
Greece's Debt Crisis: What We Know Now
Food And Money: A Snack Is A Meal
Entertaining Business: The Impact Of Music Festivals
Must Read Money Stories for Monday, June 29
OpenGov Voices: Top 5 federal opengov efforts
(Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons) In recent years there has been a lot of talk about opengov at the state, local and international levels, but w...
Business lobby set to air more ads
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce headquarters in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: Almonroth/ Wikimedia Commons) The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is up wi...
Reynolds Extra: Same Sex Marriage Is Legal
Millennials And Money: The Luxury Student Housing Trend
“Learning to write again”: A Duke team tests a new way of reporting on New York City government
When Bill Adair and his team began their first structured story a few weeks ago, it took them 40 minutes to enter a single sentence. When you consider that m...
One thing we can learn from Circa: A broader way to think about structured news
The collective response to the mobile news app Circa's shutdown on Wednesday has largely cast it as a noble news experiment that failed " a company that te...
Must Read Money Stories For Friday, June 26
Jindal soft money group hits airwaves — then goes offline
Screengrab from American Future Project video showing Gov. Bobby Jindal. A soft money organization that poured over $224,000 into Iowa TV ads during the m...
The House opens up to open source
(Photo credit: Timothy Appnel/ Flickr) Traditionally, members of the House of Representatives have been presented with a limited plate of option...
Here’s how you can follow the 2015 version of SRCCON away from Minneapolis
The second iteration of SRCCON, the conference spun out of the Knight-Mozilla OpenNews project, is underway today in my hometown of Minneapolis. As far as jo...
Reynolds Extra: Swift Will Let Apple Stream 1989
Food And Money: A Growing Demand For Organics
Politics And Money: The Confederate Flag And Business
Newsonomics: 10 numbers that define the news business today
We're bombarded by endless numbers every day " some claiming the exalted status of metrics or, even higher, benchmarks. It's tough for any of us to figure ...
From Nieman Reports: Solutions journalism brings data and good news together to engage readers
Journalists make careers out of covering the symptoms and causes of bad urban public schools, writing tragedies about students falling through the cracks, sc...
We need a sharper focus on money in politics
It’s not the kind of thing I ever tried to do, but a term I was the first to use, back in a 2010 blog post for Sunlight " "dark money" " ende...
Climate group features Pope Francis in new Iowa TV ads
Screen grab from a NextGen ad uploaded online. A political group focused on climate change plans to begin airing TV ads in Iowa and other states tomorrow ...
Congress to President Obama: Make government contractors disclose political spending
(Photo credit: Official White House Photo/ Flickr) Yesterday, President Barack Obama received separate letters from members of the House and Sen...
Circa is shutting down after finding only a “modest” audience, but still hopes to sell its tech
Circa is being put on 'indefinite hiatus,' Matt Galligan, the CEO and co-founder of the mobile-first atomized news app wrote today in a post on Medium: We ha...
Can comment sections contain (gasp!) rational, coherent, civil debate? Maybe? Sometimes?
Is it possible comment sections aren't as terrible as many journalists believe? That's the argument of a new study, 'A Tale of Two Stories from 'Below the Li...
After being shut down by Gannett, San Francisco’s The Bold Italic is returning under new ownership
The Bold Italic is coming back. After being shut down abruptly by Gannett in April, the local San Francisco site is returning under new ownership. Sunil Raja...
Here are some of the best projects from Vox Media’s annual hackfest
Four hackathons in, Vax (Vox + Hack = Vax) has become an annual tradition for Vox Media. Vox prides itself on two things: being a media organization that mak...
Growing chorus calling for CRS reports to be open to the public
The Sunlight Foundation, along with a range of allies, have been pushing for consistent public access to Congressional Research Service (CRS) repor...
Quartz maps a future for its interactive charts with Atlas
Quartz editor Kevin Delaney estimates his journalists created close to 4,000 charts last year in the service of stories about the global economy. That is a n...
Depending how your dream goes
New Collaboration Focuses on Building Verification Resources for Journalists and Citizens
Odds and ends for June 4
Odds and ends for June 3
Odds and ends for June 1
Odds and ends for May 29
Quiverfull of evil; or, Lock up Josh Duggar. And Jim Bob. And Michelle.
Odds and ends for May 27
Hey, Alabama judges, what part of the LAW don't you understand? (Besides all of it, I mean.)
The posting drought
Odds and ends for May 10
Building Journalism With Community, Not For It
A Secret History of Unmanned Bombing
The Art of the Commons
The Editorial Product
Building Journalism With Community Starts With Building Trust
Closing the Gaps in Local News
Je Suis Charlie: Defending Freedom of Expression Depends on All of Us
The Best Online Storytelling and Journalism of 2014
Ten years ago today, I launched this blog
It's hard for me to remember what my career was like before I launched this blog on a whim 10 years ago this very night. Certainly the world of traditional ...
There is no value in working for free for publicity
10 Crowdfunding Lessons From The Radiotopia Kickstarter Campaign
Five Kinds of Listening for Newsrooms and Communities
Job: Help us learn how teaching works by visualizing millions of syllabi
How can I help?
What I learned at Build Peace, the first conference for technology and conflict resolution
Questions about the NYPD I cannot answer
Carnival of Journalism: Modernizing college media organizations
Dear Huffington Post, you get the commenters you deserve and real names won’t change that
Why I am so happy that I chose Flickr over Instagram for my photo of the day project
Readers may love newspapers, but newspapers won't love them back
'I need people who can make good decisions without tilting it toward the forms they learned on or the skills they identify themselves with.'
I often ask editors and executives at news companies what kind of people they're looking to hire. These two answers I get a lot. The first: 'Know any develop...
Sunday sampler
'Love wins' and other N.C. front pages
I Raise My Glass To All Those Now Able To Celebrate Marriage — Filled With The Sweet, Sweet Liquor Of Scalia's Tears
Keeping up to date with FOI and open data: new mailing list launched
Matt Burgess, the man behind FOI Directory (and the former editor of Help Me Investigate Education) has launched a new weekly email newsletter providing ...
Guest post: hyperlocal Groundhog Day – why policy makers need to support UK hyperlocal media (and how)
In a guest post for OJB, Damian Radcliffe argues that the need for policy makers to support hyperlocal publishers is stronger than ever " and explains ju...
How to: calculate or find rankings in spreadsheets using RANK, LARGE and SMALL
The ebook version of this tutorial includes a dataset and exercise to employ these techniques. Right at the start of my book on Excel for journalists I talk ...
Data journalism isn’t just a technical skill – it’s a cultural one too
When people talk about data journalism the emphasis is almost always on the technicalities of the role: visualisation tools and spreadsheet formulae; scrapin...
Journalism boiled down to the quote: Trooclick’s sentiment analysis offers an “alternative to article-based journalism”
The world is running out of water, say #Nasa " 9 #quotes http:/ / t.co/ rkNUqt9SV1 #bigdata pic.twitter.com/ JacMD8XSww " Trooclick (@Trooclick) June 17,...
Sunday sampler
The announcement that NBC did not make about Brian Williams getting a second chance there.
They had an opportunity to rid themselves of toxic anchorman syndrome and credibility collapse via celebrity behavior. But no... This from Jonathan Mahler is...
The slow drain of accountability in watchdog reporting
David Higgerson writes about some depressing recent developments " and equally depressing wider trends " around the lack of transparency in public office...
We Have A Problem With Guns
Research: why communities are a key “strategic resource” for magazine publishers
Magazines should be investing more effort in developing their online communities because they represent an increasingly important 'strategic resource,' accor...
Free book: social media, online campaigns and polls in the UK election 2015
A month ago I blogged an extended version of a chapter I was invited to write for an edited collection by the Political Studies Association. That collect...
Sunday sampler
Kung Fu Pope v. Big Carbon
Ten days to summer
Feels like summer here with 90 degree days, but it isn't officially until the 21st. I'm already in 'not getting everything done I intended to today' mode, bu...
N.C. politics: What happens when your governor is a loser
Yes, yes, yes. Newspapers didn’t let the ‘genie out of the bottle': they just lost their bottle
Steve Yelvington has a great phrase for the oft-repeated claim that newspapers 'sowed the seeds of their own demise' by putting their content online for fre...
The drawn out death of Yahoo! Pipes and the steady rise of IFTTT
So Yahoo! Pipes will be 'retired' in a couple of months. It was a seminal tool for its time, helping people like me demonstrate and explore the potential of ...
Support for citywide wifi
Sunday sampler
Some Damn Foolish Thing In The Balkans
I Can't Even…
Back to school again
After a semester or two off, I've enrolled in another Coursera 'MOOC' (Massively Open Online Class)... No new Wesleyan University listings for more film hi...
No One Could Have Predicted
Mountains, Stars, Conflict
Sunday sampler
The 'You're fired' headline did well today
News that NBCUniversal will no longer work with Donald Trump resulted in a lot of coverage on Monday. And a lot of it led with the same headline. Here's The ...
NBC severs ties with Donald Trump after 'derogatory statements'
Deadline | CNN Citing 'recent derogatory statements' made by Donald Trump, NBCUniversal announced Monday that it is 'ending its business relationship' with t...
Same-sex marriage: Covering the battles ahead
Now that the Supreme Court's decision on same-sex marriage has had time to sink in, journalists should wake up to the fact that a complicated and contentious...
Melissa Block stepping down as anchor of 'All Things Considered'
NPR Melissa Block, an anchor of NPR's 'All Things Considered,' will be leaving the program to become a special correspondent for the public radio network, NP...
Poynter will partner for Pulitzer's 2016 centennial with a focus on social justice
The Pulitzer Prizes announced Monday that the Poynter Institute for Media Studies is among the organizations chosen to host events for the organization's cen...
What journalists should know about the Greek banking crisis
Greece’s debt crisis most likely touched your retirement and investment accounts today as markets tumble on news that Greece will likely default on a loan ...
The Greek bank shutdown made front pages around Europe today
Front pages around Europe led with images of people standing in lines outside banks in Greece on Monday, following that country's decision to shut down banks...
Gannett splits into 2 companies today
Good Monday morning. Newspaper company 'lucky to tread water' Gannett becomes the latest media company to split its print and broadcast assets into separate...
Career Beat: Alan Rusbridger to teach at the Asian College of Journalism
Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Karen Mendez will be news director for WNJU in New York. Previously, she was news ...
New day for Gannett newspapers — they're on their own
The 19,600 employees of Gannett newspapers coming to work Monday will be working for a new company " untethered from growing and prosperous television stat...
Why scientists often hate records requests
The shadow side of sunlight laws
James Hamblin: A fresh perspective for health journalism
The Atlantic editor has accumulated a loyal following with his video series "If Our Bodies Could Talk"
Is national media ignoring local science fraud?
Instances are being covered as local stories rather than as data points in a national narrative
Database may uncover conflicts of interest for TV doctors
Free lunches, paid speaking gigs & free drug samples are often not disclosed by media physicians
The Texas school board isn't as powerful as you think
Its textbook clout has waned but reporters are still writing as though it hasn't
Will radio save science journalism?
WNYC will soon have a new health unit
Climate change coverage at a crossroads in Australia
Conservative news outlets News Corp and Fairfax Media tend to control the message
A digital transformation for Science
In transitioning to a new magazine model, the publication's challenges are familiar
BP's aggressive PR strategy obfuscates facts
The company's flack blurs lines between journalism and company mission
Why media probably shouldn't name Ebola victims
Ebola's made its American sufferers famous--but what do we gain with personal details?
Here's how to produce strong Ebola stories
The most effective coverage of the first American case has stemmed from the steady hands of experienced--and highly credible--federal medical leaders as well...
Has climate change become a business story?
The cost of brushing science aside
The media's growing interest in how animals think
The more divorced we become from animals in our daily lives, the more we want to look at them online
A long-time science reporter wrote a questionable book on genetics. Can we trust his other work?
The case of Nicholas Wade and reporting on a lively field with a dishonorable past
The newest tool in teaching about climate change: the weatherman
A South Carolina pilot project expands