With California Today, The New York Times is testing expandi...
The New York Times, no stranger to focused newsletters, is turning its attention to California. With California Today, the new morning newsletter it is testi...
Mississippi Today, backed by an NBC exec, aims to be the Tex...
Mississippi has one of the thinnest statehouse press corps in the United States. In 2014, there were just four full-time reporters — one for every 741,824 Mi...
Saying publishers’ anti-adblock tactics are illegal, a Europ...
Privacy advocate Alexander Hanff knew he had touched a nerve when the angry tweets from publishers and ad tech execs started pouring in. Over the past few mo...
Resources for covering the energy and sustainability beat
Must Read Money Stories for Monday, June 27
How to Cover Money Episode 28: Inside the 2015 Barlett & Ste...
Should it stay or should it go: News outlets scramble to cov...
As the votes rolled in for the U.K.’s European Union referendum, newspapers scrambled to get the historic “Leave” decision into their print pages on Friday. ...
Acast wants to get new audiences “in the podcast door” with ...
Acast resists the term “paywall.” The Stockholm-based podcasting startup, which entered the U.S. last fall and is the hosting platform of choice for publishe...
Must Read Money Stories for Friday, June 24
Watch Live: A First Amendment For Social Platforms
Finding GDP Data on The Bureau of Economic Analysis Website
Digital News in a Distributed Environment
Matter launches in NYC with help from Google and New York Ti...
Media startup accelerator Matter Ventures announced the opening of its New York office Thursday, in collaboration with The New York Times and Google News Lab...
“Medium’s team did everything”: How 5 publishers transitione...
“Even 15 years after Blogger, it’s still hard to publish on the internet,” a Medium executive told a group of publishers this past spring. Medium has now mad...
Five International Economics Business Stories Using BEA Data...
Must Read Money Stories for Thursday, June 23
The Dallas Morning News and Dallas Public Library are teamin...
The Dallas Morning News and Dallas Public Library are partnering together to launch a program that will teach journalism skills to high schoolers. The progra...
How the Tampa Bay Times retold accounts of choice and chance...
What happened inside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando in the early hours last Sunday when a gunman entered, shooting and killing 49 people and injuring dozens ...
ProPublica is helping other news orgs do formal reporting (F...
Saying it takes “more than one news organization in Manhattan” to report on the American Red Cross’s job cuts and chapter closures, ProPublica is tapping oth...
Reporter Tips For Interviewing a CEO
Must Read Money Stories for Wednesday, June 22
In 60 days, drone journalism will be legally possible in any...
In 60 days, drone journalism will be legally possible in any newsroom in the United States. That’s not to say it will be easy, but it will be legally possibl...
The future of #content?: Tumblr adds a live video feature wh...
Tumblr, misunderstood by its owner Yahoo, a trove for BuzzFeed, and the once-safe haven of weird teens all over the world, is opening up to live video. Tumbl...
Mark Luckie on his new job at Reddit, diversity on the platf...
To many news organizations, Reddit seems like a black box: It can deliver massive amounts of traffic to a single story, but it’s almost impossible to predict...
Hot Pod: New podcasts, more existential public radio talk, a...
Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue seventy-seven, published June 21, 2016. Oh geez. So much happened while I was out. This week’s...
Must Read Money Stories for Tuesday, June 21
The Washington Post is testing out a few new hurdles for non...
Even as it boasts of record traffic, The Washington Post is apparently looking at ways to make it a little more difficult for people to read its journalism f...
Breaking News wants you to use its app to share news tips wi...
Less than a minute after a 5.2-magnitude earthquake shook Southern California at 1:04 a.m. on June 10, tips began pouring into the Breaking News app. Last mo...
The Washington Post and The Atlantic start running sponsored...
Sponsored content has come to Facebook Instant Articles: This week, The Washington Post and The Atlantic both launched branded campaigns there. Facebook had ...
Fast and furious: Using Axel Springer’s reach, Business Insi...
Business Insider is wasting no time setting up its little newsrooms around the world. With the recent launch of Polish and Nordic sites, the company now has ...
Father’s Day
Odds and ends for June 8
Well, that was different
My Next Adventure: Journalism’s Wicked Problems and Democrac...
The Technology Behind the World’s Worst DVR
The Big Lie: Andrew Sullivan on Donald Trump
Happy birthday, Dad
No more copy editors; or, Sue me, please!
Why “Bernie or nothing” will kill us dead
Sure, Jesse Helms could be cordial. So could Reinhard Heydri...
A Puntitled Framework for Evaluating the Quality of Puns
Lessons from The New York Times Super Tuesday hoax: Five way...
Unfortunately, racism probably is more durable than Whiggery...
From Chat Apps to Town Halls: Why More Newsrooms are Designi...
Hasta la vista, baby. And, no, I probably won’t be back.
The Best Online Journalism and Storytelling of 2015
It’s not you: Political journalism really is broken
Scale vs. Love: The Secret Balancing Act
I Have To Push My Own Limits To Let My Kids Find Theirs
What Could You Do With An Actual Crowd?
P E R S O N A L   N E W S
Seriously, when did we start calling new job news “personal news” and why? It’s professional news. It’s just me, getting a new job. Personal news is “we adop...
Elsewhere, recently, blogging
Remember when I remembered blogging? Hard to believe that was almost four months ago, but there it is. Meanwhile… Here’s what I did after I posted that real ...
BEYOND THE NUMBERS: MEDIA DIVERSITY AND LOCAL NEWS
Can Old School Low-Power Radio Help Digital Newsrooms Thrive...
How We Are Working with Universities to Strengthen Local Jou...
When your big, obnoxious Flash ad doesn’t work and just cras...
Vanity Fair, for when one interstitial is not enough
The coming ad-block apocalypse
Overcoming the wall of links on news homepages
Remember blogging?
Cracks me up. Every time. Not sure how it started, but my top skill of “Top Skills” on LinkedIn is Blogging. Remember blogging? Every now and then someone te...
Sunday sampler
BBC’s Newsnight creates instant 24 hour #EUref news channel ...
It's basically a 24 hour #euref channel using Facebook Live #fblive https:/ / t.co/ Mp2IAZyo5W — Paul Bradshaw (@paulbradshaw) June 24, 2016 For 45 minute...
How one Mexican data team uncovered the story of 4,000 missi...
by Maria Crosas Batista Mexican newspaper El Universal has put a face to the 4,534 women who have gone missing in Mexico City and the State of Mexico over th...
Sometimes we talk to bad people, and they have to trust us –...
Radiolab’s recent podcast The Buried Bodies Case is a brilliant piece of storytelling. The producers’ newsgathering; the choices of elements and how they are...
Sunday sampler
Guest post: 5 things I learned from recording my first podca...
Anna Noble, one of my MA Online Journalism students, wrote this about her first experiences of podcasting. I liked it so much I’ve asked to reproduce it here...
Racism Kills…And Kills…And Kills
Journalists, please break the mold
Beyond The Watch List
Gunfight at the V.V. Corral: the shootout over vertical vide...
David Neal (@walruswinks) is a producer and director who has been working in vertical video for years. In a special guest post he tells the story of the ongo...
4 password leaks, half a billion reasons to use different pa...
Do you run one of the 33 million Twitter accounts whose passwords were hacked recently? Did you once have a MySpace account, and are one of the 360 million w...
Sunday sampler
If You Need A Break (I Do)
Getting Google and Publishers to Share Love — and Data
Everything I Love About Bernie
INVINCIBLE!
Verbum Sat Sapienti Est…Or Maybe Not
Linked data and structured journalism at the BBC
Last month Basile Simon from BBC News Labs gave a talk at the CSV conference in Berlin: a two-day “community conference for data makers” (notes here). I invi...
Trump’s First General Election Ad
They Are Who We Thought They Were: Gun Nuts/Domestic Terrori...
Ceci Ne Sont Pas Des Lunettes*
Why news websites suck
5 ways to find useful Snapchat accounts to follow as a journ...
Finding Snapchat accounts to follow is harder than it needs to be. There are some directories, such as Snapcodes, but these rely on user submissions. The iPh...
Sunday sampler
Today In Unsolicited E-Mails
Make way for the new journalists
How to embed a vertical video from YouTube or Vimeo
In my series of posts on Snapchat for journalists I mentioned that you can embed vertical video so that it doesn’t have those annoying black bars either side...
Sunday sampler
News v. Reality
As the saying goes: If a dog bites a man, that’s not news, but if a man bites a dog, that’s news. It’s also not reality, or, rather, an odd little bit of it....
We are proposing to hand away property details at the very p...
Late last year, as the government indicated it was prepared to water down the Freedom of Information Act, industry publication Press Gazette launched a petit...
Cable news juggles Brexit drama and Clinton-Warren lovefest
Cable news started its week with an abundance of live riches and a quandary: Cover Britain's exit or Elizabeth Warren's arrival? In the end, CNN, Fox and MSN...
It’s time for a new set of news values. Here’s where we shou...
If you had the opportunity to build a news organization from the ground up, what would you include? What would you do differently? I considered this question...
3 ways to start reporting on your investigative project
Working on investigative reports? If you are looking at a system — a government program, juvenile courts, corporate regulation — your preparation should incl...
George Will’s defection from the Republican Party is meaning...
Good morning. Here's our morning roundup of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. So Ge...
Tronc talk: A Q-and-A with the company’s digital bosses
Tronc Inc., the company formerly known as Tribune Publishing, has pledged to bring its 11 major daily newspapers into the 21st century by combining machine l...
Elizabeth Spayd, incoming New York Times public editor: ‘I’m...
Elizabeth Spayd remembers where she was when the call came through. She was driving into New York City after a visit to Long Island when her phone rang. It w...
Ask the ethicist: Should CNN have hired Corey Lewandowski?
CNN drew a fair share of criticism — and some shrugs — when it announced Thursday the hiring of recently fired Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowsk...
Media dissect Brexit with an eye toward finance, politics an...
The cable news networks morphed into a golf resort infomercial Friday as they aired Donald Trump in Turnberry, Scotland while he heralded the supposedly wond...
New York Times reorganizes digital leadership ranks
In part of an ongoing push to remake The New York Times for a constantly changing media landscape, the newspaper on Friday announced several personnel moves ...
Historic vote for Brexit stuns Europe, dominates front pages...
The British referendum on membership of the European Union, held Thursday, resulted in a win for the "Leave" camp, leading media outlets across Europe and ot...
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 ge...
The case of Nicholas Wade and reporting on a lively field with a dishonorable past
The newest tool in teaching about climate change: the weathe...
A South Carolina pilot project expands