Building a Text Editor for a Digital-First Newsroom
Tech & Check Alerts aim to ease the workload of fact-checker...
How We Made The Holiday Gift Guide
Journalists, computer scientists gather for Tech & Check Con...
Talking Technology: Scott Belsky
Scrum, Swarm, Sprint — How to Take the Agile Process and Mak...
Five Questions with Orta Therox
The New York Times Hosts its First-Ever Technology Event in ...
How to Grow as an Engineer (Working Remotely)
Fact-checking browser extensions hold promise but need furth...
Talking Technology: Lara Hogan
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 ...
Bloomberg editor discusses Greek life at Duke, new book on t...
New Tech & Check projects will provide pop-up fact-checking
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...
Northwestern will help local newsrooms study and design a su...
Bring out the safety goggles: More experimentation in local news is on the way, soon to take place in the “Learning Labs” of the Chicago Tribune, the San Fra...
Truth Goggles are back! And ready for the next era of fact-c...
The Truth Goggles are back — though now they’re more like prescription contact lenses. It’s not the name of a funky band of journalists, at least not one wit...
Facing government pressure, this Polish news organization is...
COPENHAGEN — In a land fraught with tension over an increasingly authoritarian government that’s attacking press freedom — not to mention Russia next door — ...
The New York Times has signed up a lot of subscribers. Here’...
Last week, The New York Times launched its newest podcast, Caliphate, which gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse into Rukmini Callimachi’s ISIS reporting. The T...
Apple, having bought Texture, is reportedly working on its o...
Apple is planning some paid news thing, according to a Bloomberg report — though it’s unclear if that’ll simply be a rebrand of the Texture digital magazine ...
Phew, we’ve apparently solved 97% of the podcast measurement...
Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue 159, published April 17, 2018. Quick measurement bite. Been a while since we’ve checked back i...
Fact-checking the network: The most interesting digital and ...
As we enter 2018, academics continue to focus on the problem of fake news, working to understand who seeks it out and how to keep various types of bad inform...
Reynolds Center Accepts Entries for Barlett & Steele Awards
Here’s what you need to know to build successful paid newsle...
Thinking about starting your own email newsletter? A panel at ISOJ 2018 contains a wealth of advice for launching all types of editorial newsletters, from pa...
Newsonomics: The news world will miss Michael Ferro
On Friday afternoon, Tronc announced that its lead shareholder Merrick Media, led by just-resigned board chairman Michael Ferro, was selling its entire stake...
Newsonomics: 8 questions as Michael Ferro leaves the stage (...
Michael Ferro has left the room. Tronc announced Friday that Merrick Media, the Ferro-led, Chicago-based investment firm had sold its 25% stake in Tronc. The...
People read news differently (i.e., worse) on phones than th...
People seem to pay better attention to news presented on desktop than on mobile. What changes as people read more news on mobile than desktop? A new paper by...
The EJC, Civil, and News Integrity Initiative launch an acce...
Ten to 15 European journalism organizations will receive grants from a €1.7m accelerator launched by the European Journalism Center with contributions from c...
Business Stories of the Week: Friday, April 13, 2018
Here’s how The New York Times is trying to preserve millions...
Remember Flash? Adobe is sunsetting the software, which powered so many early web games and videos, in December 2020; browsers like Chrome, Edge, and Safari ...
Former ProPublica journalists are launching a newsroom to co...
ProPublica investigative journalist Julia Angwin and data scientist Jeff Larson are leaving the company to start a newsroom built around investigating techno...
When Talking Trade, Here’s Where to Go for Info
Here’s what we know so far about Google Chrome’s mobile arti...
Two weeks ago, we published an analysis showing the rise of Google Chrome Suggestions(GCS) — suggested links that appear in any new tab of Chrome on mobile d...
NewsWhip’s new research center will be a hub for its disinfo...
NewsWhip is mostly known as a data company that offers social media metrics to publishers, brands, and agencies, but as of late it’s been doing more research...
The Dutch newsletter platform Revue, with around 30,000 user...
For people interested in a no-frills way to spin up a new personal newsletter, there are more alternatives to Mailchimp-TinyLetter than ever. Prominent newco...
How many avocados for a houseboat? Curbed’s spunky side Inst...
“So why do you think millennials can’t afford houses?” wonders a man with a white handlebar mustache. “Because avocado toast is priced up to $17!” a man gest...
Tips for Covering Autonomous Vehicles
Jason Kint: Here are 5 ways Facebook violates consumer expec...
As the Facebook scandal continues to snowball, COO Sheryl Sandberg and CEO Mark Zuckerberg have finally admitted publicly they have a lot of work to do to re...
True podcast love, in all of us command: This is how Canada ...
Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue 158, published April 10, 2018. Infinite Dial Canada. The Great North gets its own report from ...
Covering the Business of Independent Booksellers
That Politico article on “news deserts” doesn’t really show ...
Sunday afternoon, Politico came out with a “special report” on the relationship between the strength of local newspapers and support for Donald Trump in the ...
Facebook and Twitter are opening up a bit to academic resear...
At least a few platforms are lifting the curtain a little bit. Facebook announced on Monday, ahead of CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s appearance before Congress on Wed...
Think your articles are getting a lot of attention on Twitte...
An estimated two thirds of tweets linking to stories from some of the most popular websites don’t come from humans, but from bots, according to a Pew Researc...
Newsonomics: The Denver Post’s protest should launch a new e...
What are we to make of The Denver Post’s “extraordinary display of defiance”? As the paper’s editorial board, led by Chuck Plunkett, fired a fusillade of pub...
How can local independent news orgs build successful members...
Would free pizzas offered by a local pizza restaurant entice you to subscribe to your hyperlocal online news source? That’s one approach Covering Katy, an on...
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...
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...
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
Sometimes an algorithm really is (politically) unbiased
Britain does a great job of opening its data, except for wha...
Journalist SA Mathieson has used open data in Britain to put together an impressive new ebook. In a guest post for OJB he looks at the country’s strengths wh...
What’s Wrong With This Picture?
The Sinclair Speech
There are many problems with the copy Sinclair Broadcast Group “forced” its news anchors to read. I’m just going to hit a few highlights after getting this o...
Making Roseanne and Racism Ready for Prime Time
To Facebook — and Its Critics: Please Don’t Screw Up Our Int...
2018 has been a good year for UK local data journalism — her...
Local data journalism in the UK has been undergoing a quiet revolution in the last 12 months, but 2018 in particular has seen a number of landmarks already i...
Sunday sampler
Perspective, please
Sunday sampler
FAQ: Is UGC more helpful or harmful to journalism?
The latest set of questions in the semi-regular FAQ section on this blog are about UGC, and come from a student at Liverpool John Moores. Here they are… Is U...
Newsroom vultures
This is just a list of depressing news about “investors” dismantling independent newspapers… I’ve been following the stories via the Washington Post and othe...
Equal access to the lunch counter in Greensboro
Sunday sampler
“I tried to deal with numbers as professionally as I could. ...
In a guest post for OJB Maria Crosas interviews Ferran Morales, the journalist behind The Story of Zainab, to understand how he tackled the challenge of proc...
On International Women’s Day here are 7 data journalism proj...
Women represent 49.5% of the world’s population, but they do not have a corresponding public, political and social influence. In recent years, more and more ...
Membership as a force multiplier for beat reporting
Just published a "concept paper" for an idea I have been trying to introduce for 11 years. It may take 11 more but I don't care. I think it's a good idea. Th...
3 weeks left to enter the Data Journalism Awards
The deadline for the Data Journalism Awards is now just 3 weeks away. One category for educators and young journalists to look out for is the ‘Student and yo...
Sunday sampler
The Flight to Quality is on the Runway
Sunday sampler
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...
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...