Must Read Money Stories for Friday, July 29
5 Ways to Cover the Honey Industry as a Business Reporter
Purple, the news startup built around SMS, is leaving it beh...
The trend toward distributed content — moving news and information from open platforms to those controlled by a few tech giants — has a new and interesting e...
How Vox Media’s new Storytelling Studio thinks of stories as...
When Hillary Clinton takes the stage in Philadelphia tonight to accept the Democratic nomination for president, it will be the peak of a lifetime spent in po...
Curious Communities: An online engagement platform meets fac...
Pay it forward: LaterPay, a German payment infrastructure co...
Micropayments, schmicropayments, amirite? For skeptics, any excitement over the pay-per-article model — this mythical iTunes for journalism that the micropay...
Just a Few Days Left to Apply to 2016 Barlett & Steele Award...
How the Swiss newspaper NZZ is building products to try and ...
It’s become a common trope in media: As print advertising continues to evaporate and digital giants Facebook and Google suck up more and more digital adverti...
How The New York Times redesigned its archives, more than a ...
The New York Times redesigned its website in 2014, introducing a new homepage, section fronts, and article pages. The Times publishes roughly 230 articles an...
Paywalls and politics: Independent Russian television statio...
For the Moscow-based Russian television station TV Rain, it was an unlikely form of support — its online paywall and subscription service — that buoyed it th...
Three Regional Economic Business Stories Using BEA Data
Must Read Money Stories for Wednesday, July 27
Of Twitter, time, and talking: Reflections on interviewing p...
For Western news companies looking to India, partnering with...
If a publisher wants rapid success in India, a hugely attractive but notoriously difficult market, it might be best to set up a partnership than go it alone:...
For the people who block ads, is there any way to win them b...
Panic! People love blocking ads! Adblocking could cost the industry as much as $12 billion by 2020! But there’s hope yet, at least according to a new study c...
Hot Pod: Are too many people skipping the ads in podcasts?
Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue eighty, published July 26, 2016. Ad-skipping. I wasn’t able to cover this last week, but it’s ...
Must Read Money Stories for Tuesday, July 26
Five Government Data Sources On the Labor, Employment And Ec...
The New York Times is trying to narrow the distance between ...
Over the course of the morning of July 8, a New York Times story about the shooting of police officers in Dallas changed headlines more than a dozen times — ...
Here are some observations, concerns, and media implications...
It’s official: Verizon has acquired Yahoo. The companies finally announced the $5 billion deal early Monday, after weeks of rumors all but confirmed the news...
At Vox Media’s latest hackathon, devs focus on the distribut...
Many of the standout projects at Vax, Vox Media’s annual hack week, don’t seem to have much in common with one another. Eaterbot, for example, is a Slack bot...
Must Read Money Stories for Monday, July 25
Intangible Asset Accounting
Mic used text messaging during the Republican National Conve...
Couldn’t watch the final night of the Republican National Convention last night? Mic had you covered. Through a push notification for mobile and desktop, Mic...
How Invisibilia and NPR One are creatively cross-promoting o...
This spring, controversially, NPR announced a set of restrictions on how its podcasts could be promoted on air during its flagship radio programs — and said ...
Must Read Money Stories for Friday, July 22
Newsonomics: What really ails Fox News, the leader in its sh...
If the ascendance of Donald Trump is showbiz, the descent of Roger Ailes can only be described as opera. Trump and Ailes should go down into history together...
British investigative outlet Exaro shuts down days after dec...
The London-based investigative news website Exaro is shutting down, despite assurances less than a week ago that it was still “open for business.” The small ...
The Financial Times is testing blocking the adblockers by bl...
On Wednesday, The Financial Times began testing blocking a tiny percentage of registered readers on desktop who have adblockers turned on, reports Jeremy Bar...
The Washington Post is adapting some of its stories for Medi...
Here’s a simple tip for publishers looking looking to attract readers on Medium: Start with what already works on the platform (first-person stories), and av...
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
The Big Lie: Andrew Sullivan on Donald Trump
Happy birthday, Dad
No more copy editors; or, Sue me, please!
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
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...
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
Who Needs The Sorting Hat?
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...
Which Of These Is Not Like The Others?
All Hail Acting President Mike Pence!
What Ailes The Republican Party?
How to: fix spreadsheet dates that are in both US and UK for...
It’s quite common when working with Google Sheets to have data set to US format (Month-Day-Year) without realising it. This is because Google will format you...
How the networks should cover the conventions
German intelligence reforms: will some journalists be more e...
In a guest post for OJB, Christian Mihr explains how German plans to allow surveillance of foreign journalists represent a threat to reporters all over the w...
Stupid/Evil Venn Diagram
Sunday sampler
Snapchat Memories is nothing to do with memories – but it ch...
Snapchat’s new Memories feature is being pitched as a way to share old snaps and stories — but the real change is what it means for those creating and report...
The war on the news media
Sunday sampler
Donald Trump’s Bank Is Tottering
All the Chilcot Iraq Inquiry report documents structured by ...
When you’re dealing with documents amounting to 2.6million words spread across over 50 PDFs, you need to do more than just be able to press the CTRL and F ke...
Free investigation training for independent journalists and ...
Next month (August) the Centre for Investigative Journalism is organising some free workshops for independent community based journalism outlets in Birmingha...
Sunday sampler
Understatement Of The Year Competiton May Already Be Over
Google knows what you did last summer: how to use the My Act...
If you use an Android phone, the Chrome browser, or even just YouTube, you may at some point have been surprised by how much Google knows about you. If you h...
Journalists learning how to code is just journalists learnin...
Recently I read some feedback about a book proposal. The proposal included some chapters on coding for journalists, which prompted one of the reviewers to wr...
Facebookmageddon? Not so soon
Facebook backs off on the View from Nowhere
Today Facebook released a document it calls: News Feed Values. It’s a start on beginning to define some editorial priorities. Even a start — and that’s all t...
Cartogram or election map? The Guardian vs The New York Time...
The New York Times didn’t use a cartogram for its EU referendum map, Gregor Aisch explained last week, because they are “too confusing for readers unfamiliar...
Don’t blame Facebook for your own filter bubble
As the UK worked through the aftermath of the vote to leave the European Union, Tom Steinberg found himself frustrated. “I am actively searching through Face...
In Turkey, ‘it seems the critical press is defenseless at th...
Emre Kizilkaya was having dinner with his family in Istanbul on the night the Turkish military staged a coup. He noticed, first, emails about low flying F-16...
Kyle Pope named editor and publisher of Columbia Journalism ...
Kyle Pope, the editor in chief of several Manhattan local weeklies, will be the next editor and publisher of Columbia Journalism Review, the magazine announc...
After Hillary Clinton’s big night, one cable icon finds insp...
Good morning. Here's our daily summary of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. It was ...
New Media Investment Group buys the Fayetteville Observer
New Media Investment Group, which operate the GateHouse chain of newspapers and websites, kept second quarter same property revenue losses to 3.2 percent yea...
Digital advertising 2.0 has arrived, The New York Times find...
As the New York Times suffered sharp print losses like other newspaper companies in the second quarter, it experienced a "tipping point" in digital advertisi...
How to focus on the people in every story
The lead of a story makes a promise to the reader of good things to come. The classic journalism device of asking five W's (who, what, where, when, why), an ...
Seattle Times apologizes to readers for Clinton front page
The Seattle Times included an apology to readers online Wednesday and in print Thursday. The paper, like many others, led Wednesday with an image of former P...
Melissa Bell named publisher at Vox Media
Vox Media announced on Thursday that Melissa Bell will be appointed to the recreated job of publisher. Bell, who is a member of Poynter's National Advisory B...
Surprise! Even Bloomberg covers Bloomberg at the convention
Good morning. Here's our daily summary of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. BREAKIN...
The Cohort: I’m with [redacted]
The Cohort is Poynter's bi-monthly newsletter about women kicking ass in digital media. Being a journalist is a tough gig during election season. Between con...
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