Where does local TV news fit in the digital age? Tegna, a ye...
Television isn’t dead; it isn’t even TV, as we’ve known it. Broadcast companies may be weathering for now the rise of platforms, the fractured nature of digi...
Report: The New York Times is expanding to Australia and Can...
The New York Times is planning on expanding to Canada and Australia as part of the paper’s three-year $50 million push to grow its readership outside the Uni...
Hot Pod: Can a political podcast avoid being overtaken by ev...
Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue eighty-four, published August 23, 2016. A design challenge for political podcasts. I’ve spilt ...
Must Read Money Stories for Tuesday, August 23
The Apple Industry: Four Fresh Ideas For Reporters
Why this Mexican sports site is experimenting with as many n...
The Mexican men’s Olympic soccer team entered its game against South Korea earlier this month needing a win to advance to the knockout round. El Tri, as the ...
After 14 years, Gawker.com is officially dead. Here are some...
By now you’ll have heard that after 14 years, Gawker.com will publish no more. Univision, the new owner of Gawker.com’s sibling sites, likely decided it didn...
How does your newsroom share the data behind your data journ...
When your news organization publishes data stories, does it always publish a “nerd box” alongside it, explaining the methodology behind the analysis and deta...
Must Ready Money Stories for Monday, Aug. 22
Finding the Business Stories in Food Waste
Twitter introduces a vague new “quality filter” (but, yeah, ...
Yesterday, Twitter rolled out a couple new enhancements that it says will “give you more control over what you see and who you interact with on Twitter” and ...
It’s time to apply for a Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowship
Journalism lives in interesting times. By many measures, the opportunity for invention and impact are greater than ever. By others, it’s an industry crippled...
Fusion’s newsletter strategy trades automated feeds for huma...
Few would argue at this point that the email newsletter isn’t one of the most powerful ways for publishers to develop strong relationships with readers. What...
Expert Tips for Covering Localist Movements
Must Read Money Stories for Friday, Aug. 19
After being bought by Univision, Gawker.com is being shut do...
After agreeing to purchase all of the Gawker Media properties earlier this week, Univision has decided to shut down Gawker.com, the site reported Thursday. G...
The New York Times is shutting down its lauded, younger-read...
The New York Times said Thursday that it is shutting down its NYT Now app. The app was an attempt at developing a mobile product aimed at a younger audience....
What it takes to manage a daily popup Snapchat channel from ...
The people on the BuzzFeed team on the ground in Rio producing the NBC Olympics daily Snapchat channel are night owls — by necessity. “Because most of the ac...
“It’s a little bit of a crazy concept”: Three women’s newsle...
With the folding of More and Lucky magazines, layoffs across properties, and more brands focusing their marketing efforts on mobile and digital, it’s not a g...
Follow the Leaders? Jill Stein and Gary Johnson’s Twitter an...
Reynolds-Sponsored Workshop on 10 Top Mobile Tools for Journ...
Must Read Money Stories for Thursday, August 18
NPR is retiring the comments section on its story pages (bec...
Starting next Tuesday, stories on NPR.org will no longer have comments sections. NPR announced the decision in a blog post on Wednesday, explaining that whil...
Must Read Money Stories for Wednesday, August 17
Reporter’s Source: Your Local Chamber and Business Associati...
Univision is buying Gawker Media and all of its sites (yes, ...
Here’s a sentence few would have expected to read in 2016, if ever: Gawker Media and Fusion are now owned by the same company. Univision has purchased Gawker...
Designing news products with empathy: How to plan for indivi...
Many people want to catch up on the news and stay informed, but these aren’t the only reasons people consume news. They also search for news in moments of cr...
Hot Pod: Is Hillary Clinton’s podcast propaganda or a milest...
Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue eighty-three, published August 16, 2016. With Her. Well, this is certainly something. Last Fri...
The Wall Street Journal is changing up its paywall, offering...
The Wall Street Journal’s proposition has, for many years, been clear: Pay for our journalism, including online. Many do: The Journal recently hit 948,000 di...
That friends-and-family Facebook algorithm change doesn’t se...
When Facebook announced in June that it was tweaking its News Feed algorithm — giving more weight to friends and family and less to publishers and brands — f...
Yes, Gawker was killed, but, no, Tom Scocca, it was never ga...
Startups vs. Systems: Why Doing Good with Tech is Hard
Happy birthday to a great American …
Kathleen Parker, Elon University, free speech, and …
Happy birthday …
Tenth Avenue Google Chrome Freeze-Out
A long train of abuses and usurpations
Unseemly appearances
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
A Puntitled Framework for Evaluating the Quality of Puns
Lessons from The New York Times Super Tuesday hoax: Five way...
From Chat Apps to Town Halls: Why More Newsrooms are Designi...
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
Sorry, Nick
Native advertising: Another false messiah?
Sunday sampler
My Gob is Smacked Past All Smackeration. Thanks, Rudy
An Amusing Aside
I’m finishing an essay — due today — for the American Political Science Association conference in Philadelphia. The title is “Race, Poverty, and Police: A Co...
Sunday sampler
Incoming!
When Stenography Matters
So I’ve spent a lot time here grousing about stenography. But the candidacy of Donald Trump is changing the game of journalism a bit — including my game. It’...
After rejection, acceptance
Compare and Contrast
Where I’m Coming From
Back in the day, I wrote this: As I learned early in my journalistic career before becoming an academic, there is no such thing as an objective point of view...
That Didn’t Take Long
Covering a “Major Policy Address”
Jay Rosen has been wondering about the “interpretive challenge” the Trump campaign presents for journalists. How do you use the tools of reporting to cover a...
Sunday sampler
Setting the Hook on a Juicy Quote
“If Hillary Clinton becomes president you will have terrorism, you will have problems, you will have really, in my opinion, the destruction of this country f...
From Media to Memes: Lessons from Occupy Democrats
Unanswered Questions
There are plenty of jobs for stenographers in American political journalism. It’s the safest — and easiest — job in the business. American political stenogra...
The best rejection letters I ever got
Dear Morning Joe,
I’m A Hillary Supporter And I Approve This Ad
Thrice Before Cock Crow
Sunday sampler
A Guy Can (Day) Dream…
Because Some Asshattery Needs Its Own Snark
The Siberian Candidate
Getting granular with NPR’s culture of timidity
NPR would not call it plagiarism when Melania Trump’s speech to the Republican convention took passages from Michelle Obama. But there was a revealing moment...
Sunday sampler
Gov. McCrory & HB2: Try harder
Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree
To have a prayer of meeting the interpretive challenge posed...
Last week in the Washington Post I said that journalists covering the candidacy of Donald Trump may have to come up with novel responses. Here I elaborate by...
9 guidelines to access public and private property
While the First Amendment protects your right to engage in speech, it does not grant you complete access to the property of others. Here are some guidelines ...
For 2 photographers who covered Katrina, Baton Rouge floods ...
The first thing that got him was the smell. It was not quite the same as it was after Hurricane Katrina. But it was very close. That smell — a mildewy, wet, ...
Gimlet Media’s latest membership perk? A Slack channel for d...
A few weeks ago, Chris Giliberti arrived at the office to discover a delicious surprise. Giliberti, chief of staff of Gimlet Media, turned up at the Brooklyn...
Gawker’s demise is troubling for experiments in reader engag...
This is a column about Gawker.com's demise, but it is also a column about a plane ride I took last Friday. The two are related, though it might not seem that...
Melania Trump threatens to sue news outlets
Charles Harder, the attorney who represented Hulk Hogan and others in their lawsuits against Gawker Media, is now taking legal action against Politico, The W...
The New York Times has created a newsroom-wide team for cove...
More than a decade ago, The New York Times won a Pulitzer Prize for "How Race is Lived In America," a series of stories exploring attitudes toward race acros...
How to plan your audio options before you start your story
Producing an effective audio narrative starts with extensive planning well before picking up a mic. When you’re considering audio treatment for a story, make...
How CIR created an investigative series just for Instagram
Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting's Instagram account has doubled its followers in the past year. And beginning today, those followers, old ...
CNN just launched a new drone division. Here’s what they pla...
For months, anticipation has been building about the prospect of journalists sending drones skyward to cover the news. At long last, after many months and pi...
7 ways to write a “kick-ass” column, via Sally Jenkins
This morning on Twitter I awarded The Washington Post's Sally Jenkins a gold medal for a "kick-ass column" she wrote about Olympic urinator Ryan Lochte. Chec...
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