Introducing Lock & Key
Talking Technology: Aaron Dignan and Spencer Pitman
Writing Asynchronous Code for Android — Introducing Coroutin...
FactStream app now shows latest fact-checks from Post, FactC...
Going Places with HTML and CSS
At Global Fact V: A celebration of community
Order from Chaos: Streamlining Our Tagging Infrastructure
How The New York Times Uses Software To Recognize Members of...
Giving Readers Control: Announcing Two New Options in The Ne...
Reimagining The New York Times Digital Story Experience
The Future of Meta Tag Management for Modern React Developme...
Meet the bot builders: How our student team is automating fa...
Super Tuesdays: Newsroom Programmers Gear Up for the 2018 Mi...
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...
Fact-checking triples over four years
Pop-up fact-checking app Truth Goggles aims to challenge rea...
What we learned during our experiment with live fact-checkin...
What to expect tonight from FactStream, our live fact-checki...
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...
Chance the Rapper, Chance the Philanthropist, and now Chance...
Add rappers to the list of people-who-might-buy-a-news-organization: This morning, Chance the Rapper announced in a new song that he now owns Chicagoist, as ...
The hit podcast In the Dark is bringing “meaningful interact...
There’s little argument over whether In the Dark is a quality podcast. Some listeners feel it’s even worth $50 to join a Facebook group for it. That’s one wa...
The universe of people trying to deceive journalists keeps e...
Robyn Tomlin has led newsrooms in New York, Texas and North Carolina over the past two decades, and amid a torrent of change she’s noticed a constant. The un...
The investigations and reporting of BuzzFeed News — *not* Bu...
BuzzFeed has always had a branding conundrum. It produces fun quizzes people love to take, listicles centered around identities people love to share, and wil...
On a big story like the Helsinki Trump/Putin summit, Google ...
Imagine that you came back home after a busy day of work and wanted to catch up on the news about the Trump/ Putin summit. This is, in fact, exactly what I ...
When a link to a news story shows the source of the story, s...
People don’t always remember the precise source of their news. Pew Research found in a recent study that Americans could come up with a publisher behind a ne...
The number of Americans who get news from mobile has nearly ...
The use of mobile phones for news now far outpaces the use of desktops and laptops for news — and that’s a big change over just the past two years, according...
News n00bs: The quest for new audiences has taken The Washin...
Twitch: It’s not just for Fortnite battle royales anymore. The Washington Post tried out broadcasting on the streaming platform best known for gaming yesterd...
Wilson FM, which aims to “elevate podcast aesthetics,” is th...
So there’s this new podcast app-doohickey that came out last week that really caught my eye. It’s called Wilson FM — a name I will forever associate with a v...
Dog-eared MP3s: The podcast and book publishing industries a...
Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue 169, published July 17, 2018. Hey all! Headlining this newsletter with three parallel — but in...
Amazon Prime Day is the bad-news-free news event we’ve been ...
Amazon Prime Day. A day where clicking to refresh is fun, not panic-inducing. Where the only surprises are good ones. Where 3 p.m. marks not a one-hour warni...
A new proposed law would turn drone journalism into a swarm ...
It’s a crisp autumn day and the news director has asked for drone video of fall colors. You know just the place: a rise aside a subdivision that borders a st...
Three multi-billion-dollar companies dominate the Chinese in...
Internet penetration in China is at around just under 56 percent, according to a report released this year by the Chinese internet administrative agency CNNI...
AM/FM radio holds strong for American listeners
While local TV news still barely beats the internet as the top source of news for Americans (no, really), viewership and revenue continued to slide in 2017, ...
Facebook might downrank the most vile conspiracy theories. B...
“Just for being false, that doesn’t violate the community standards.” CNN’s Oliver Darcy asked John Hegeman, the head of Facebook News Feed, why InfoWars is ...
Twitter is weeding out bots and — now — locked accounts. “Mo...
Twitter has taken steps to fight spam and bots on the platform. Now, it’s making other changes “as part of our ongoing and global effort to build trust and e...
In Alabama, a small-town paper is figuring out digital adver...
Digital advertising has, broadly speaking, been a disappointment for American newspapers. From 2013 to 2017, digital ad revenue for newspapers increased only...
What kind of information — not just content — do you need as...
For all the questions journalists ask, sometimes one of the most important ones can get lost in the shuffle: What do you, as a reader/ ​listener/ ​viewer/ ...
Covering the Amusement Park Industry
Several people are typing: The good, the bad, and the manspl...
On June 30, a spam article was posted to WikiTribune, Jimmy Wales’ news startup that argued “news is broken and we can fix it.” “International Airport Escort...
54 newsrooms, 9 countries, and 9 core ideas: Here’s what two...
The news media most successful at creating and maintaining ties with their readers, users, listeners and viewers will increasingly be media that dare challen...
Reporting on Older Workers and Age Discrimination
YouTube has a plan to boost “authoritative” news sources and...
Google-owned YouTube on Tuesday announced a few improvements it intends to make to the news discovery and viewing experience. The platform has had a bit of a...
The promises and pitfalls of reporting within chat apps and ...
In early 2013, residents of East Boston were faced with a proposal for the construction of a billion-dollar casino complex in their neighborhood. A community...
The Washington Post wants to figure out the best places to p...
Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue 168, published July 10, 2018. Into the Woods. The rollout for Crooked Media’s first audio docu...
Small Businesses Deserve More of Your Attention
With a registry for news sites and fines for “fake news,” Ca...
Multi-million-dollar tax bills “pulled out of thin air.” The pruning of an independent newspaper after being sold to party-friendly investors. A final headli...
More than 11,000 people are paying (yes, paying) for email n...
Substack offers its latest paid-subscriber numbers as evidence that there’s a market out there for valuable information in email newsletter form — a market t...
A couch to crash on: PressPad aims to tackle one small part ...
Addressing journalism’s class diversity problem is tricky. Applicants of lower socioeconomic status have resumes that are usually less clean than those of we...
Check Out These Numbers on Student Debt
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?
Who ya got?
The kids are alright; or, finally getting some common-sense ...
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
What Data Can’t Tell Us About Buying Politicians
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...
Sunday sampler
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...
Sunday sampler, Father’s Day edition
Thank You, Craig
Sunday sampler
In journalism, caring about who wins
“Amateur Hour:” Brendan Marks and participatory journalism
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...
The front page still matters, part 2
GEN Summit: AI’s breakthrough year in publishing
This week’s GEN Summit marked a breakthrough moment for artificial intelligence (AI) in the media industry. The topic dominated the agenda of the first two d...
Sunday sampler
This is what I learned after teaching chatbots to journalist...
In a guest post for OJB Maria Crosas points out three main takeaways that newsrooms should consider when aiming for a complete chatbot experience.  Over the ...
This Twitter hack can help journalists to check what a group...
Want to see what your Twitter timeline would've looked like 10 years ago today, if you followed all the same people you do now? https:/ / t.co/ 41a6iQcYhc...
Thank you, Secretary Clinton
Why does CNN continue to have Kellyanne Conway on?
There was an exchange on "Reliable Sources" today that stands as a reveal. The post Why does CNN continue to have Kellyanne Conway on? appeared first on Pre...
How to: uncover Excel data only revealed by a drop-down menu...
Sometimes an organisation will publish a spreadsheet where only a part of the full data is shown when you select from a drop-down menu. In order to get all t...