New Tech & Check projects will provide pop-up fact-checking
Thinking Like Entrepreneurs: Our Experience with Matter, a D...
In a Confusing World, Context is Key — A Times Intern Sets O...
Agrarian-Scale Kubernetes: Part 3
Agrarian-Scale Kubernetes: Part 2
A big year for fact-checking, but not for new U.S. fact-chec...
Agrarian-Scale Kubernetes: Part 1
Play by Play: Moving the NYT Games Platform to GCP With Zero...
The wide world of fact-checking apps
Develop Your Culture Like Software
How to Concentrate in a Collaborative Workplace
The New York Times — Now On Apollo
Finding the Parallels Between Improv Comedy and Product Mana...
Duke graduate develops Chrome extension to identify source r...
Local fact-checking is hard to find when voters need it most...
Knight Foundation, Facebook and Craig Newmark provide fundin...
Bulk Downloads of Congressional Data Now Available
Reporters’ Lab study finds poor labeling on news sites
What we did on our summer vacation — Part 3
Nonprofit Explorer Update: Full Text of 1.9 Million Records
What we did on our summer vacation — Part 2
Keep an Eye On Your State’s Congressional Delegation
How (and Why) We’re Collecting Cook County Jail Data
Authenticating Email Using DKIM and ARC, or How We Analyzed ...
What we did on our summer vacation — Part 1
New in Our Congress API: Bill Subjects, Personal Explanation...
New in the Congress API: Congressional Statements and More
Congress API Update
Introducing the Vital Signs API
Learn Data, Design and Code for Journalism. Apply for ProPub...
Business Stories of the Week: Friday, Jan. 19, 2018
BIZ QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About E-Commerce?
Reporting on Highway Infrastructure: Facts to Get You Starte...
Planning Your New Years’ Fitness Coverage
Big Personal Finance Stories for 2018
Business Stories of the Week: Friday, Jan. 12, 2018
4 Steps for Improving Your Blog Posts
China’s news agency is reinventing itself with AI
On the heels of billions of yuan of investment burrowed into China’s artificial intelligence scene, China’s state news agency has announced that it is rebuil...
With its new newsletter director, The New Yorker wants to ex...
For The New Yorker, newsletters have become so vital to its digital strategy that the magazine decided that it needed someone to run them exclusively. Dan Os...
“Ho, Ho—Help!” Stories on Paying Off Holiday Debt
Newsonomics: Can cross-subsidy (and nursing homes) help revi...
SINGAPORE — Even virtual monopolies get the blues. Singapore Press Holdings — publisher of its flagship Straits Times — is confronting the worldwide downturn...
What the rise of the smart speaker might mean for podcasts (...
Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue 146, published January 9, 2018. Just a heads up: I’m told that the Interactive Advertising Bur...
Here’s who gets news from TV: The elderly, Pew finds (again)...
2018 could mark a tipping point: The first time that the percentage of Americans who regularly get news online exceeds the percentage who get news from telev...
From microplastics to mega-stories: Journalism nonprofit Orb...
Can a worldwide network of in-house journalists and publishing partners have a greater impact finding, reporting, and stirring change than they would have wo...
The Offshore Journalism Project would let newsrooms send a “...
On March 23, 2006, PrimaDaNoi.it, a local news site covering the Abruzzo region of Central Italy, published a story about a couple who had been arrested for ...
Arabic-language narrative podcasts connect with a new genera...
The Jordan-based podcast network Sowt isn’t offering any newfangled technology. But as a platform that both curates and produces its own original, high-quali...
What does Mark Zuckerberg’s pledge of fixing Facebook’s issu...
The question had been raised before: What if Facebook, struggling with the global “fake news” problem, just threw up its Like hands and de-prioritized news a...
How to Check a Source’s Statistics
Why Financially Satisfied Americans Need to Hear About Debt
Automated, live fact-checks during the State of the Union? T...
Instead of watching the upcoming State of the Union address with snide fact-checks from users on Twitter or other social media in the background, viewers wil...
In India, the BBC wants to partner with local companies to d...
When he’s evaluating the BBC’s ongoing expansion efforts into Asia and Africa, BBC digital development editor Dmitry Shishkin finds himself returning to one ...
Cross-examining the network: The year in digital and social ...
There’s never a shortage of fascinating scholarship in the digital news/ social media space. This year, we’re spotlighting 10 of the most compelling academi...
Apple Podcast Analytics is finally live (and with it, the ab...
Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue 145, published January 2, 2018. Happy New Year everybody! Let’s, uh, see where this one goes. ...
The rise of skeptical reading
There is a quiet revolution in the making. It’s about how people make sense of the news. Barely perceptible amidst the loudness of commentary about bots, tro...
The trust problem isn’t new
In 2018, we’ll commit to working hard to earn the trust of our audiences every single day — I hope, anyway. Here’s what else I hope: that in doing so, we’ll ...
The rise of video messaging
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From pageviews to t-shirts
Until recently, going back to 1999, every real paycheck I’d received was thanks to digital content and display advertising. Now, I sell t-shirts. I get that ...
The future is female
Among the predictions published in this series last year, none proved more prescient than Rachel Sklar’s “Women are Going to Get Loud.” It’s as if Rachel got...
The year of The Washington Post
The contemporary newspaper war between The Washington Post and The New York Times began as a traffic war, with the Post topping the Times in 2015 for the fir...
Television has won
The Internet used to be something you read. In 2018, it will officially be something you watch. Two decades after the web posed an unexpectedly serious chall...
Confess your unpopular opinion: Noprah
Crisis, opportunity, Jung, and Skinner
I posted something on this blog a few days ago. That's become an exceedingly rare event. This blog has been largely dormant for a very long time. And with go...
20 Of The Best Nonprofit News Stories Of 2017
Thirteen lucky years
I woke this morning with a need to write. There's nothing unusual about that. I wake most mornings with a need to write. But what was unexpected today was th...
The diminishing view from the moral high ground
The Future Of America’s Free Press Is In Our Hands
Meet the candidate: Adam Coker, NC13, U.S. House
Telling the story of metrics inside your news organization
I’m presenting this at a Poynter event called Measuring Journalism on Nov. 10, 2017. My slides are available here, but I needed some blogging exercise, too. ...
Why Quality Journalism Matters When We Talk About Honoring V...
Election Day in Cheltenham
Friday Random 10
Job: Workbench partnerships manager
From the Wayback Machine: Sinclair Broadcast Group
News Match Launches With $3 Million in Matching Funds for No...
The bigoted Mr. Guarino
What do you call a fired Salt Lake City police officer? A go...
World Mental Health Day
RIP, Tom Petty
An immodest but entirely justified proposal
Why remote works
I’ve been at Chalkbeat for more than 15 months now, working remotely on a permanent basis for the first time, after two six-month stretches at the beginning ...
Introducing the CJ Workbench
Defense Against the Dark Arts: Networked Propaganda and Coun...
How to Find and Support Trustworthy Journalism
What do Journalists do with Documents?
The Dark Clouds of Financial Cryptography
The Origin of Banking
What Data Can’t Tell Us About Buying Politicians
Sometimes an algorithm really is (politically) unbiased
Startups vs. Systems: Why Doing Good with Tech is Hard
My Next Adventure: Journalism’s Wicked Problems and Democrac...
Sunday sampler
What Makes a Community?
Building the first central database of victims of the Spanis...
In a guest post for OJB, Carla Pedret looks at a new data journalism project to catalogue what happened during the Spanish Civil War. 125,000 people died, di...
Sunday sampler
Evil triumphs when good people are silent
Facebook’s changes
No. Just no.
The ancient Greeks put a lot of stock in the ability to speak well in public. They understood effective speakers to have political and cultural power. They m...
Now available under Creative Commons: my book chapter on dat...
When I agreed to write the second edition of the Online Journalism Handbook, I asked that the chapter on data journalism from the 2011 edition of the book be...
Sunday sampler
Analog Newsroom Memories
This started as technostalgia and finally got me to write something I’ve been trying to get around to for a week… On Facebook, Kathryn Lord, a former Hartfor...
FAQ: How the use of UGC and verification has changed in jour...
The latest in my series of FAQ posts comes from a current MA Online Journalism student, who is writing an article for a German publication. How has the use o...
The best new songs of 2017
I listen to a lot of bad new music so you don’t have to, always searching for great new songs. I keep a constantly rotating playlist of my iPhone of Top 50 N...
Best Photos of 2017
I skipped out on doing a Best Photos of 2016. Here’s 20 of my best from 2017.
Show your work: The new terms for trust in journalism
The transparency movement has finally come of age. Power has shifted to the users. Their trust has to be earned in different ways now. The post Show your wor...
Sunday sampler, New Year’s edition
Death to the Mass(es)!
The story behind “Our Story Continues”
FAQ: Top 3 tips for journalists wanting to get started in da...
The latest in my series of FAQ posts comes from the National University of Sciences Technology (NUST) in Pakistan. As always, I’m publishing my answers to t...
Sunday sampler, Christmas edition
Democracy Dies in the Light
What changed in 2017 — and what we can expect in 2018 (maybe...
Because he sends me an email every December, Nic Newmanhas a tag all of his own on this blog. So as this year’s email lands in my inbox here’s my annual repl...
All my data journalism ebooks are $5 or less this Christmas
The prices of my 3 data journalism ebooks — Data Journalism Heist, Finding Stories in Spreadsheets and Scraping for Journalists — have been cut to $5 on Lean...
How we did it: investigating Nigerian football agents
Last year I was part of a team — with Yemisi Akinbobola and  Ogechi Ekeanyawu — that won a CNN MultiChoice African Journalist of the Year award for an invest...
Sunday sampler, open government edition
Data journalism’s AI opportunity: the 3 different types of m...
This week I’m rounding off the first semester of classes on the new MA in Data Journalism with a session on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning...
Local journalism is getting more data-driven — and other tho...
Last week I hosted the second annual Data Journalism UK conference — a convenient excuse to bring together speakers from the news media, industry experts, ch...
Here are all the presentations from Data Journalism UK 2017
Last week I had the pleasure of hosting the second annual Data Journalism UK conference in Birmingham. The event featured speakers from the regional press, h...
Gone into the new ether
I found out yesterday that I have lost a friend, just an acquaintance really, but someone whose interests and mine overlapped in this new ethereal world of s...
Sunday sampler
What Doesn’t Make You Stronger Can Kill You