Fact-checking triples over four years
Pop-up fact-checking app Truth Goggles aims to challenge rea...
From Pyeongchang to Your Pocket: Developing a New Way to Fol...
Improving Our Video Experience: Part Three
What we learned during our experiment with live fact-checkin...
What to expect tonight from FactStream, our live fact-checki...
Want to help us test our fact-checking app during the State ...
Talking Technology: Nick Rockwell + Charity Majors
Bloomberg editor discusses Greek life at Duke, new book on t...
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
Duke graduate develops Chrome extension to identify source r...
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...
After years of testing, The Wall Street Journal has built a ...
The Wall Street Journal thinks it might know your reading habits — and your potential spending habits — better than you know them yourself. For the past coup...
A 2018 survey of fact-checking projects around the world fin...
23 years ago, there was Snopes.com. Now there are at least 149 dedicated fact-checking projects around the world currently active, according to the latest ce...
This TV station took a “marvelous” Facebook fast — and think...
“It felt like a spa vacation.” Many publishers are uncomfortable with their dependence on Facebook for traffic, particularly in light of recent changes to Fa...
How to Stop Astroturfing by Special Interests
We’ll See You in Chicago for NICAR 2018!
Post-Facebook News Feed tweaks, Vox Media lays off 50 employ...
Publishers’ pivot to video appears to have become a pivot to layoffs. And not even the biggest and most successful of digital-native companies is safe. Vox M...
Newsonomics: Will Michael Ferro double down on newspapers or...
Michael Ferro’s not done yet. He may have sold off his prized flagship Los Angeles Times — the cornerstone of his latest transformation strategy — but the pu...
With audience engagement and live events, Finimize is findin...
What better way to promote a daily email newsletter that sums up an industry’s latest news than…in another daily email newsletter that sums up an industry’s ...
Google AMP is now coming to a Gmail inbox near you. Do we wa...
You’ve got mail — and now you won’t always have to click out of your Gmail app to deal with it. After launching its Accelerated Mobile Pages framework a few ...
With a year of guides to a better life, The New York Times h...
Do you want to make the world a better place? Would you like a how-to guide for that? The New York Times is seizing on its audience’s “constant thirst for se...
Will moving to radio put a strain on what makes The Daily wo...
Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue 152, published February 20, 2018. Crossing over. In case you missed it: The Daily is heading t...
Are news publishers directly liable for embedding tweets tha...
News publishers will now be thinking twice before embedding in articles a certain viral tweet that contains a “full color image” of Tom Brady and Danny Ainge...
Here’s how Google is thinking about surfacing paywalled news...
Hey, Google — how do we solve the news industry’s various revenue problems? Google gave a preview of some features it’s been working on and thinking about re...
What strategies work best for increasing trust in local news...
After six months of investigating thousands of disciplinary cases in dozens of police departments around Cincinnati, Scripps TV station WCPO was almost ready...
Business Stories of the Week: Friday, Feb. 16, 2018
Should we consider fake news another form of (not particular...
“Most forms of political persuasion seem to have little effect at all.” Dartmouth’s Brendan Nyhan writes in The New York Times that it isn’t that easy to cha...
Healthcare Stories to Report on the New Tax Cuts
GroundSource switched from an email newsletter to a SMS news...
Want to connect with and update audience. Spend time perfecting email newsletter. Ask subscribers for responses. Receive zero responses. Sound familiar? This...
The Guardian’s new podcast player for the web tries to make ...
Sometimes, the podcast isn’t enough. Or to put it differently, it’s so good you want to find out even more. While binging on the S-Town podcast last year, th...
Newsonomics: 11 questions the news business is trying to ans...
No, the saga of the Los Angeles Times isn’t the only story in the newspaper world. It’s just that in its breathtaking oddness, it consumed the beginning of o...
$2.31/week: That’s about what you’ll pay for a digital newsp...
It doesn’t really matter where you live or how large your local newspaper’s circulation is: The average price for a digital newspaper subscription is $2.31 p...
Google Chrome’s built-in ad blocker goes live tomorrow. Here...
Here’s something that will either scare or soothe anyone concerned with the future of digital advertising and the web: Starting tomorrow, Google, the largest...
Connecting reporters with experts, Sciline wants to improve ...
If you believe the experts, regularly eating dark chocolate can help lower your blood pressure, make you smarter, and help you lose weight. Also, say the exp...
Comfortable in its first language, this German business publ...
Every so often, an English-language news publisher tries to set up shop in Germany. Or a German news publisher tries its hand at an English-language edition....
Facebook’s Campbell Brown: “This is not about us trying to m...
Campbell Brown, who heads Facebook’s news partnerships team, and Adam Mosseri, Facebook VP of News Feed, took the stage at Recode’s Code Media conference Mon...
Last blog standing, “last guy dancing”: How Jason Kottke is ...
In 2013, Jason Kottke wrote a prediction for Nieman Lab’s year-end roundup: “The blog is dead, long live the blog.” Kottke was then (and still is) owner of o...
Today, Explained, explained: Vox enters the daily news podca...
Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue 151, published February 13, 2018. Quick preamble: I was working on my taxes yesterday when I r...
Finding Stories in Corporate Responsibility Reports
Snap brings its heat map feature out of the app. Will any ne...
Snap — née Snapchat — first rolled out its heat map feature last June. The map algorithmically surfaced Snap stories around events like sports and concerts; ...
Here are the digital media features to watch during the 2018...
Each edition of the Olympics offers a shining host city, compelling tales of athletic triumph, and an opportunity for news organizations to test out new stor...
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...
Constitutional crisis: You’re soaking in it; or, The state o...
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...
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 diminishing view from the moral high ground
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...
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
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
Sunday sampler
Tucker Carlson will speak at UNC-Chapel Hill, and everything...
Text-as-data journalism? Highlights from a decade of SOTU sp...
In a guest post for OJB, Barbara Maseda looks at how the media has used text-as-data to cover State of the Union addresses over the last decade. State of the...
Sunday sampler
What do journalists do with large amounts of text?
Barbara Maseda is on a John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship project at Stanford University, where she is working on designing text processing solutions for j...
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...
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...
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...