Study explores new questions about quality of global fact-checking
Building the Next New York Times Recommendation Engine
Coverage of Global Fact-Checking Summit in London
Voices from London: reflections on the Global Fact-Checking Summit
At the Global Fact-Checking Summit, a call to look ahead
Snapshot of fact-checking around the world, July 2015
Week 6 of Structured Stories: Could we do this from a warehouse in Durham?
Week 5 of Structured Stories NYC: The pros and cons of leaving the office
Dashboards and journalism: why we need to do better
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
Peru data journalism project Convoca launches interactive tool on mining infractions
Extracting Structured Data From Recipes Using Conditional Random Fields
How to: clean a converted PDF using Open Refine
Purifying the Sea of PDF Data, Automatically
A New View for NYTimes Photos
How to Unit Test a RequireJS Application
The 10 most-read posts (and one page) on the Online Journalism Blog in 2014
TimesOpen Hack Day 2014
Embracing HTTPS
Programming Language or Shakespeare Character?
Girls Who Code
Real-World Development
Getting Groovy With Reactive Android
FAQ: Do you need new ethics for computational journalism?
Build an Open Source Community Platform With New York Times, Washington Post and Mozilla
EMR Streaming in Go
Improving Article Accessibility
On Beginning a Huge, Complicated Data Journalism Research Project
Jackson, Miss., becomes first What Works city to sign executive order on open data
Mayor Tony Yarber signs the open data executive order in Jackson, Miss. In a huge step forward for transparency in the city of Jackson, Miss., Mayor Tony...
Entertaining Business: Can Dancing With The Stars Survive Len Goodman's Departure?
Must Read Money Stories For Tuesday, Sept. 1
Interview: Sarah van Mosel, New York Public Radio
Five New Story Angles For Labor Day
Sports And Money: One MLB Broadcaster Will Return, One Won't
Must Read Money Stories For Monday, Aug. 31
OpenGov Voices: Bringing understanding and engagement to public budgets
Chris Adams, president of Engaged Public Creating a budget is one of the most important tasks of government, but citizens are more disconnected ...
Millennials And Money: Why Cell Phones Are Fine
The Trump question: How do self-financed candidates fare in elections?
(Image credit: Wikimedia Commons) We've been saying that this election will be BYOB â€" "bring your own billionaire" â€" but for Donald Trump, i...
Must Read Money Stories For Friday, Aug. 28
Millennials And Money: Cell Phone Attitudes
Technology And Money: Why Tech Giants Slipped Like Everyone Else
Must Read Money Stories For Thursday, Aug. 27
Kansas officials rebuff lawsuit seeking voting machine records
(Photo credit: Justin Grimes/ Flickr) Voting records, so long as they don’t personally identify the people voting, should be public records to ens...
White House makes Presidential Innovation Fellows program permanent
President Obama on extending the PIF program: "These fellows are helping us upgrade the way Americans interact with their government online." Great news ...
Interview: Matt Lieber, Gimlet Media
Twitter shuts down 30 international versions of Politwoops
Over the weekend, Twitter informed the Open State Foundation that it was suspending API access to all remaining Politwoops sites in 30 countries aro...
Sunlight joins coalition demanding Congressional Research Service reports be published online
A view inside the Library of Congress, which houses the Congressional Research Service. (Photo credit: Architect of the Capitol/ Flickr) In an o...
OpenGov Voices: Richmond’s new open data portal a good start, but more work needed
Tom Nash, journalist and FOIA agitator The city of Richmond, Va., recently unveiled an open data portal that gives people access to important da...
Follow the 2016 money with Sunlight's Real-Time Campaign Finance tracker
A screenshot of the 2016 cycle overview page, found within Sunlight's Real-Time Campaign Finance tracker. The 2016 election cycle is well underw...
WhoFishesFAR brings open data and accountability to illegal fishing
An illegal fishing vessel from Gabon. (Photo credit: National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration) While open data is at the center of ...
New Pew survey: Not all Twitter users tweet news, but those who do tweet a lot of it
A study published last month confirmed what we already know: Americans across all demographics are increasingly getting their news from Facebook and Twitter....
Messaging and chat apps continue their rise in popularity, especially among young people
Publishers are increasingly looking to messaging apps like Snapchat and WhatsApp as a way to deliver news to young, smartphone-dependent audiences. And these...
Press Publish 13: Adam Ragusea on podcasts and the pessimist’s case for public radio’s future
It’s Episode 13 of Press Publish, the Nieman Lab podcast! My guest today is Adam Ragusea, the host of The Pub, a podcast about the state of public media â€...
“Behind every tweet is a story,” and journalists’ other advice for new journalism students
You might not know it from the 90-degree weather, but fall is approaching, and that means it's time to go back to school. On Monday evening, Emily Bell, a ...
Hot Pod: The Netflix-YouTube-Twitter-Starbucks of podcasting
Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is Issue Thirty-Seven, circa August 18, 2015. Hey folks! If this is the first time you're encounterin...
How The Skimm’s passionate readership helped its newsletter grow to 1.5 million subscribers
To hear Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin tell it, when they launched their email newsletter The Skimm three years ago, they had no plan for creating an en...
Will The Huffington Post’s latest international foray build an audience in Australia?
The past few years have been positively revolutionary for the Australian news landscape. From a static and highly concentrated media market, dominated by New...
New Orleans 10 years after Hurricane Katrina
Odds and ends for Aug. 29
Odds and ends for Aug. 28
Odds and ends for Aug. 27
Odds and ends for Aug. 26
Odds and ends for Aug. 25
Newspaper editor and publisher Jeff Ackerman, pansy
Odds and ends for Aug. 14
Odds and ends for Aug. 13
When your big, obnoxious Flash ad doesn’t work and just crashes the Web page
Odds and ends for Aug. 12
Vanity Fair, for when one interstitial is not enough
The coming ad-block apocalypse
Memories of the Animas River Before it Ran Yellow
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...
Why newsrooms should train their communities in verification, news literacy, and eyewitness media
Words and numbers in journalism: How to tell when your story needs data
New Collaboration Focuses on Building Verification Resources for Journalists and Citizens
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
Job: Help us learn how teaching works by visualizing millions of syllabi
Glad That's Clear
When to use shape maps in data visualisation: part 2 of a great big guide
In a previous post I explained some of the considerations in deciding to use a map in data visualisation, and went into detail about mapping points and heatm...
When advertising looks like news
Trump’s press
Pick Up The Damn Phone — The Phonening
When to use maps in data visualisation: a great big guide
When it comes to data visualisation, everyone loves a map. More exciting than a chart, easier than an infographic, it's generally the first thing that journa...
Photos: Blue Ribbon Bastards, Mohawk Place, Buffalo, NY, Aug. 22, 2015
Sunday sampler
'These New Assets'
When institutional memory dies
Sunday sampler
Hacking through Amazon’s jungle of coverage
When Hearst sang 'Cuba, cheer up!'
   As the U.S.A. reopens a Havana embassy, and Puerto Rico struggles with financial problems, perhaps it's time to look back at a century of history â€" and ...
VIDEO: Jornalismo de Dados – “Dados no contexto digital”
InĂŞs Rodrigues interviewed me and a bunch of other people for a Portuguese video project about data journalism. The results can be seen in the video above, ...
A Couple Of Things To Talk About When You Pick Up The Damn Phone
Pick Up The Damn Phone
What Would Alphabet Do?
How one journalist found hidden code in a Google report and turned it into a story
Sylvia Tippmann wasn't looking for a story. In fact, she was working on a way that Google could improve the way that it handled 'right to be forgotten' proce...
The Duty Of Memory: August 6, 1945
New video powerhouse
Soundtrack for the GOP Debate
Journalism is not a crime: A letter to German authorities
Where is the social media conversation moving?
N.C.: Where the government doesn't trust its citizens
Sunday sampler
The hidden dangers of ethnic minority data in big surveys
This is very interesting â€" why tiny samples bandied around in the news can't be trusted in the immigration debate: https:/ / u2EfMVGOZn â€" Dominic C...
When newspapers don't care about their customers
Sunday sampler
16 areas where publishers can learn from retail: shopping news
After decades as a business reporter and shopping correspondent John Cokley has turned his attention to the news business in the book Shopping News. In a spe...
In the wake of Ashley Madison, towards a journalism ethics of using hacked documents
Last week I said we needed an ethical code for dealing with hacking leaks, and promised to explore that. Now yet another site â€" 'casual sex and cheating ne...
Bloomberg EIC outlines editorial vision in wake of cuts
After a day of layoffs that claimed dozens of journalists from the ranks of Bloomberg's massive reporting and editing corps, Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwai...
With 'Only Clinton Emails,' BuzzFeed brings a distributed approach to politics coverage
Texas station shares unedited video showing man killed by police
CNN KSAT in San Antonio, Texas published a video showing a man's shooting death during an arrest, Brian Stelter reported Tuesday for CNN. The video shows Gi...
'Brilliant jerks' no longer welcome as Kansas college daily heralds 'kick-ass' first week
Medium Katie Kutsko doesn't suffer from low ambitions, undue modesty or lack of clarity as editor in chief of the University Daily Kansan at the University o...
Front page of the day: Have we reached peak Denali/McKinley?
I apologize for that headline. Tuesday's front page of the day comes from The Cincinnati Enquirer, which led with news that the president was renaming Alask...
Why The New York Times is traveling with migrants and refugees through Europe
Migrants get on the train that will take them straight to #serbia border. #refugees #Europe #migrants #onassignment @nytimes A photo posted by Sergey Po...
Apple watch: time for dramatic move into programming?
Good morning. Tech goliath may go Hollywood Drum roll, please. "The moment the media and technology industries have been expecting for years may finally be ...
Financial maneuvers bring McClatchy share price back up
Typically, having a stock trading at $1.26 a share is not cause for celebration. But when McClatchy stock closed at that level today, it represented a gain o...
Behind a winning Trump tactic: feuding with the press
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump answers questions from reporters at the National Federation of Republican Assemblies on Saturday, Aug. 29, 201...
Today is NPR's 10th podcast-iversary
Ten years ago today, NPR podcasts made their debut, with a directory of 170+ programs created by NPR and public radio stations. At the time, we didn't know w...
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