Spreading the word on The NC Fact-Checking Project
What it's Like to Intern at The New York Times
Talking Technology: Bill Magnuson
We Don't Just Develop Software, We're Developing Careers, To...
How We Hire Front-end Engineers at The New York Times
A Faster and More Flexible Home Page that Delivers the News ...
The number of fact-checkers around the world: 156… and growi...
Announcing a New York Times iOS Feature that Helps Readers F...
Five Questions with Will Sentance
Reporters’ Lab joins N&O, UNC Reese News Lab on major fact-c...
Catherine Clabby joins the Duke Reporters’ Lab
To Send Emails to Readers, We Went Serverless
Introducing Lock & Key: A New Measure to Secure Subscriber A...
Talking Technology: Aaron Dignan and Spencer Pitman
FactStream app now shows latest fact-checks from Post, FactC...
At Global Fact V: A celebration of community
Meet the bot builders: How our student team is automating fa...
Tech & Check Alerts aim to ease the workload of fact-checker...
Journalists, computer scientists gather for Tech & Check Con...
Fact-checking browser extensions hold promise but need furth...
Bulk Downloads of Congressional Data Now Available
Nonprofit Explorer Update: Full Text of 1.9 Million Records
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 ...
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...
Goodbye, Facebook traffic. Welcome back, SEO, we missed you?...
“We are not interested in talking to you about your traffic and referrals any more. That is the old world and there is no going back.” That, allegedly, was C...
Does your Google News change based on whether you’re conserv...
How much do algorithms encourage echo chambers? We know that the information people receive can be very different depending on the terms they Google — and th...
Jack Dorsey says Twitter is experimenting with features to p...
All unhappy social media networks are unhappy in their own ways. Twitter has capped off a weird week of equivocating over the presence of Alex Jones and Info...
How The Globe and Mail is covering cannabis, Canada’s newest...
When life gives you nationwide legalization of recreational cannabis, you make high-priced subscription products covering the industry. And hire at least fiv...
Has the GDPR law actually gotten European news outlets to cu...
It seems that a fairly severe, sweeping data privacy law in Europe could be just the incentive news organizations needed to trim the number of third-party co...
Democracy is cracking and platforms are no help. What can we...
Platforms aren’t efficiently self-regulating. Government officials don’t know how Facebook’s advertising works (or some know it too well). The internet can b...
How media coverage of epidemics helps raise anxiety and redu...
Lethal infectious diseases are making headlines again, with 17 confirmed new Ebola cases reported in Congo as of August 8. The news brings back the memories ...
Major internet companies might want to push their own point ...
So we all heard Facebook’s view on the role that major companies play in deciding who gets what news. (Really, no need to say it twice.) But what does your a...
I want bad news and I want it fast: That’s the business mode...
Breaking News, which sent out news alerts from around the globe 24 hours a day, was beloved, but that wasn’t enough to save it. The company, consisting of a ...
American podcasters are starting to pay more attention to th...
Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue 173, published August 14, 2018. International House of Podcasts. When considering the global p...
Read Nieman Lab stories in other languages — and help us tra...
Did you know you can read many Nieman Lab stories in Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, German, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish? Over the past couple...
How not to be a parachute partner: ProPublica’s figured out ...
Eight months into its first year, ProPublica’s local reporting network has helped: a radio reporter in Orlando survey first responders about PTSD; a newspape...
Facebook’s message to media: “We are not interested in talki...
The Australian — the Murdoch-owned national paper — has an interesting (and aggressively paywalled) scoop about Facebook today, based on comments Campbell Br...
Submissive audiences? “Less special” news outlets? And other...
Do you really want your audiences to submit to you? That and other questions came up during this year’s WordPress Camp for Publishers, running Wednesday thro...
An analysis of 16,000 stories, across 100 U.S. communities, ...
We know that local journalism is suffering. We talk about news deserts and shuttering newspapers. Research has tended to focus on individual communities, or ...
We can write about Twitter, we can stay on Twitter, but we c...
Are you still having fun? Brief recap of why Alex Jones and Infowars are bad and gross. Infowars is a conspiracy-theory-driven website that publishes many fa...
The Cincinnati Enquirer wrote an audience-driven article usi...
If you follow news organizations on Instagram, you probably see a dozen news quizzes or “things to know” every week on your Instagram Stories. Now, there’s n...
There will always be another Alex Jones, a glitch in the Ame...
Confrontational characters spouting conspiracy theories and promoting fringe ideas have been with us since the invention of American broadcasting. First on r...
How The Wall Street Journal is revamping its newsletters — a...
The Wall Street Journal is not exactly known for its sense of whimsy — but that’s what the folks revamping its newsletter system are aiming for. When Cory Sc...
Whoops, the paywall just reset: Here are some of the nasty b...
The growing troubles of (non-Facebook, non-Google) digital advertising have left many publishers eager to move to a reader-driven, digital-focused revenue mo...
In Germany, a news site is pairing up liberals and conservat...
If only online dating could go as smoothly. As an attempted antidote to sociopolitical polarization in its country — particularly all the hateful logjams tha...
More than 1,000 U.S. news sites are still unavailable in Eur...
As a senior editor at The Philadelphia Inquirer, Daniel Rubin writes a daily newsletter with links to 10 “Hey, Martha!” articles — some on Philly.com, some o...
If Facebook makes a safe harbor for journalists and research...
If The New York Times hadn’t reported on the fake Twitter follower factories. If ProPublica hadn’t investigated targeted Facebook ads discriminating against ...
Podcasting’s next frontier: A manifesto for growth (beyond t...
This is a long article. It will be challenging to some, especially those that have been in podcasting a long time (which, for the record, I have). I’ll make ...
A big shakeup at Audible has left the audiobook giant’s podc...
Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue 172, published August 7, 2018. Huge shakeups at Audible Originals. I can confirm that the Amaz...
WhatsApp is a black box of viral misinformation — but in Bra...
Another big national election means another big collaborative fact-checking initiative. But this one will get a small but important assist from the Facebook-...
What is a Scandinavian media company’s first-ever director o...
GDPR and forthcoming ePrivacy regulations around consumer data protections. Antitrust fights and fines, new taxation proposals, a continued unpleasant relati...
Echoing the network: The most interesting new digital and so...
It’s difficult to choose which research articles to spotlight here as the most interesting or compelling — because scholars are doing so much interesting and...
Upworthy just laid off 31 people. The question remains why.
Good Media Group, which owns viral site Upworthy and Good Magazine, cut at least 31 employees yesterday. The layoffs were first announced on Thursday afterno...
With “Your Feed,” The New York Times lets iOS users follow t...
The New York Times has a new notification for you: Open its iOS app and, in the upper right-hand corner of the home screen, you’ll see a new icon right next ...
God bless The Root, but: No, it has NOT proved the Russians ...
For the 4,683rd time: No, the two parties are NOT both equal...
Family road trip, Summer 2018
We left the dog and the house and the garden behind, told them all to be good, and took off up Route 15, across the Potomac, retracing our usual path past Cu...
What to do when the World Cup is over, 2018 edition
DAB ON THE HATERS, PAUL POGBA, WORLD CUP WINNER (Photo RIA Novosti, probably Vladimir Pesnya, but I stole it from Twitter.) In 2010, the first World Cup whe...
The crying of the lambs
Some stuff matters more than manners
Friday Random 10, Saturday Night Edition
Friday Random 10
About face
Thought for the day
Hasta la vista, Zuckerberg
God, how much would these people whine if they’d LOST?
Three books that changed my mind in the past three months
I’ve been trying to read more. Books. Not just staring at my phone. Unless there’s a book on it! I read a decent percentage of Stephenson’s Baroque Cycle tha...
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...
An update on the reading list you assigned me in March 2012
Storify is over. I’m old enough to remember working for a startup that built tools to curate social media posts into news articles before Storify did a much,...
The Future Of America’s Free Press Is In Our Hands
For the people
I’m starting a new job today as an Enterprise Growth Engineer on the WordPress VIP team at Automattic. I’m a little bit excited. If you know me at all, you k...
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
News Match Launches With $3 Million in Matching Funds for No...
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
There is no Trump without Murdoch
Sunday sampler
Twitter, Trump and the dancing flamingo
7 ideas for things to do over the summer while preparing to ...
As the summer begins, I’ve been recommending some things that my incoming students might do in preparation for their MA in Multiplatform and Mobile Journalis...
Congratulations, America. Victory against Infowars!
What is “the Enemy of the People” doing today?
Sunday sampler
Sunday sampler
Trolling Washington
Gutenberg in Mainz
There’s more than one way to make an impact with data journa...
In an extended extract from the forthcoming second edition of the Data Journalism Handbook, I look at the different types of impact that data journalism can ...
Finding the line
Sunday sampler
Meet the man who fought a dozen FOI battles to prove that da...
For the last three years Gavin Chait has been fighting — and winning — multiple Freedom of Information cases to unlock data on vacant properties. In a specia...
Sunday sampler
Sunday sampler
Emma Youle: “Local newspapers are one of the best places to ...
As Archant’s award-winning Emma Youle announces she is to leave local newspapers to join Huffington Post UK as a special correspondent. Victoria Oliveres spo...
Sunday sampler
How to: create a Slack alert bot for Parliament events
Following a request on the Bureau Local Slack channel (join here) I created a tutorial on how to create a Slack bot which would post alerts whenever a new Ho...
Bearing Witness
I leave this morning, Texas-bound, with one of my Carbon Trace Productions documentary crew members. We’re going to have a look at the situation on the borde...
It’s time for the press to suspend normal relations with the...
That is my recommendation. The post It’s time for the press to suspend normal relations with the Trump presidency appeared first on PressThink.
Harshing the Civic Mellow
Nail. Head. Hit. When it comes to protests, mean words, civil disobedience, boycotts, public shunning, we may disagree when one or other is wise or called fo...
Verify Then Publish
No need to waste a lot of finger tapping to explain this. It’s a simple matter of practicing the discipline of verification. No news organization should have...
Designing data journalism courses: reflections on a decade o...
In this second extract from a commentary for Asia Pacific Media Educator I reflect on the lessons learned from a decade of teaching dedicated data journalism...
Why I Laugh at Millennials
I’m a Baby Boomer. And I’m an admirer of the theory of generational personality developed by William Strauss and Neil Howe. Add one more thing: I’m a fan of ...
Big Lies, Small Lies, and Child Abuse
The government is telling lies about its abuse of children on the southern border. Like any fallacy, logical or otherwise, this tactic can certainly be emplo...
Teaching data journalism — fast and slow
I’ve now been teaching data journalism for over a decade — from one-off guest classes at universities with no internal data journalism expertise, to entire c...
Thank You, Craig
3 concepts from archive studies that every data journalist s...
Some useful frameworks for judging data from archival field outlined by @JamesLowryRAI at #datajustice18 in relation to Kenyan open data – including provenan...
My other damn book(s)
In keeping with Dave Winer’s (scripting.com) occasional reminders to write things outside of Facebook, where non-facebookers can read them, and taking inspir...