The powerful structured approach of The Next to Die
Six new fact-checkers join global journalism movement
Giving a voice to the (literally) voiceless: data journalism and the dead
Reporters' Lab projects featured at Computation + Journalism conference
Fact-checkers spin-up for presidential debates
Students selected for research work at Duke Reporters' Lab
Former NPR editor to join Reporters' Lab, teach journalism at Duke
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
Dashboards and journalism: why we need to do better
Data journalism isn't just a technical skill – it's a cultural one too
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
Instant Articles get shared more than old-fashioned links, plus more details from Facebook’s news push
For the past few months, the discussion of Facebook Instant Articles has far outpaced the actual number of Facebook Instant Articles â€" or the number of Fac...
In Utah, hundreds of newspaper readers are paying to kill online ads
Are people willing to pay for ad-free access to a newspaper website? Evidence from Utah indicates at least some are, but the numbers won't make anyone think ...
Must Read Money Stories For Monday, Oct. 26
Why does Google want to pay for digital news experiments in Europe?
Lately Google is spending a lot of time â€" and money â€" trying to convince journalists it wants to be friends. In recent months, they've introduced Acceler...
Shouts, murmurs, earbuds: How The New Yorker is making the transition to radio
The New Yorker has spent 90 years trying to perfect its formula for making a magazine. There's voice and perspective, but also no small amount of style. It's...
Must Read Money Stories For Friday, Oct. 23
Too much slicing and dicing: Canada’s Postmedia ditches its evening tablet editions
'Lean back in your favourite chair and enjoy a rich evening news magazine': That, at least, was what Postmedia hoped readers would do. When the Canadian medi...
You’re probably underestimating how much your articles are being shared via text message
Last fall, in our Predictions for 2015 package, Jamie Mottram of Gannett predicted we'd see an increase in SMS sharing. He cited the impact a SMS share butto...
A group of researchers is trying to help science journalists parse academic articles on deadline
About 1.8 million new scientific papers are published each year, and most are of little consequence to the general public â€" or even read, really; one study...
A new project from Knight and Temple helps metro newsrooms get digital faster (and on a deadline)
Jennifer Preston spent the past few months visiting newsrooms around the country and found that, 'while they have made headway toward a digital transformatio...
Must Read Money Stories for Thursday, Oct. 22
Come work for Nieman Lab
With the sad departure of our own Justin Ellis to ESPN, we have an opening for a staff writer here at Nieman Lab. If you’re interested, apply over here. Th...
Young money: How German legacy publishers are chasing millennial audiences
BERLIN â€" The efforts of venture-backed new media startups jostling for the attention of millennial audiences has crescendoed in the U.S. in the past couple...
Vice blacks out all its homepages and social media to call for the release of journalist Mohammed Rasool
Vice is blacking out its homepages and social media channels worldwide for two hours on Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST, in protest of the ongoing imp...
Must Read Money Stories For Wednesday, Oct. 21
Covering Federal Grants, Loans, And Awards
Tow Tea: Computational Journalism in Practice
Podcasting: A History
How a local startup in Charlotte, North Carolina thinks it can make online advertising work
With the online ad market dominated by large players such as Facebook and Google and under threat from ad blockers, many in the news business are looking bey...
Hot Pod: Why is WNYC making such a big bet on podcasts?
Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is Issue Forty-Five, published October 20, 2015. WNYC Studios, part two: In case you missed it, last we...
The New York Times is sending out a million Google Cardboards to go with its upcoming VR films
The New York Times is launching a new virtual reality initiative called NYT VR, partnering with Google on the launch, and getting getting ready to release an...
Must Read Money Stories for Tuesday, Oct. 20
Event startup NewCo, best known for its city-based festivals, is building out its editorial team
The event startup NewCo (yes, that is the name), launched by Wired co-founder John Battelle, has since its inception focused mostly on city-based festivals, ...
What’s actually working in digital advertising? 8 publishers on how they’re bringing in money
Many publishers' digital revenues have been on an upward swing in recent years â€" but it's not enough to fill the gaps left by print. According to eMarketer...
What it means to be a mobile editor, as told by mobile editors themselves
'Mobile editor' is a role that didn't even exist at most news organizations just a few years ago â€" at least not the multifaceted, multi-team, multi-platfor...
Why Do Crowds Contribute To Crowdsourced Journalism Campaigns?
Must Read Money Stories For Monday, Oct. 19
The German investigative nonprofit CORRECT!V is building a name for itself by doing a bit of everything
BERLIN â€" CORRECT!V launched with lofty goals. In the year-plus that it's been in operation, the nonprofit investigative news outfit â€" Germany's first â€"...
Did the city of New York just create a platform for hyperlocal news?
The city of New York is getting into the hyperlocal publishing business. The city recently announced it is beta testing a portal for 'neighborhood-specific i...
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Odds and ends for Oct. 12
Want to know how you can help survivors of the S.C. flooding?
Happy birthday …
Odds and Ends for Oct. 6
Giving the government a do-it-yourself proctological exam
For thou art with us
Don't do it
The 'boro
How We Are Working with Universities to Strengthen Local Journalism
Can Old School Low-Power Radio Help Digital Newsrooms Thrive?
29 Journalism Sessions Worth Voting for at SXSW
New Orleans 10 years after Hurricane Katrina
Odds and ends for Aug. 29
When your big, obnoxious Flash ad doesn’t work and just crashes the Web page
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
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
Information security: you are the weakest link
Over on the BBC Academy blog I've written about 3 problems with source protection, and 3 things we can do about it. Meanwhile there's now only 10 places left...
Sunday sampler
New Music: Palma Violets, English Tongue
New Music: Daughn Gibson, Shatter Through You
Happy Mole Day
New Music: Froth, Turn It Off
SEO in headlines: how the colon became king
Someone, somewhere, ought to be doing some research on the increasing use of the colon in news article headlines online. That simple character has already...
Paying To Be Cruel
New Music: Girls Names, Reticence
Metrics and the media: we can measure it – but can we manage it?
Today I will be chairing the 'Data Strategy' track of talks at the Monetising Media conference: individuals in every part of the industry talking about how m...
Who You Gonna Believe?
New Music: Royal Blood, Figure it Out
How to: convert XML or JSON into spreadsheets using Open Refine
One of the most useful applications of the data cleaning tool Open Refine (formerly Google Refine) is converting XML and JSON files into spreadsheets that yo...
NICAR launches list for Spanish speaking journalists
A new data journalism mailing list for Spanish speakers has been launched by The National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting (NICAR) and its parent or...
New Music: Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin, The World is in a Bad Condition
New Music: Vintage Trouble, Run Like the River
Photos: NY Farm Bureau Foundation, Food and Farm Experience 2015
This past weekend I participated in the Food and Farm Experience, hosted by the NY Farm Bureau Foundation for Agricultural Education. The two-day seminar was...
My Twitter is still very much alive
Sunday sampler
New Music: Hustle Rose, Get Some
New Music: Ballyhoo, Battle Cry
Smart politics makes N.C. look stupid
If you’re worried about the future of FOI, here’s what you can do about it
So, the commission that has been formed to look into Freedom of Information in the UK is worrying a lot of people, particularly journalists. From the selecti...
NICAR lanza lista de correos en español sobre periodismo de datos
Una nueva lista de correos en español dedicada al periodismo de datos ha sido puesta en marcha por el Instituto Nacional de Periodismo Asistido por Computad...
Giving a voice to the (literally) voiceless: data journalism and the dead
Giving a voice to the voiceless is one of the core principles of journalism. Traditionally this means those without the power or money to amplify their own v...
A breath-taking Sunday sampler
Aaron Sorkin and the Technological Arts
Now Is Not The Right Time. It Is The Only Time
Research: regional publishers may be risking their sources and their brands
Local journalists don't know how to protect their social media accounts, or the law regarding sources, and they don't know what their employers are doing abo...
Because No One Knows The Essence Of Blackness…
New York Times Editor Dean Baquet defends Biden coverage
New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet on Monday backed a Maureen Dowd column alleging Joe Biden's dying son urged the vice president to run for presid...
New York Times shutters City Room blog
The New York Times The New York Times on Monday announced it will close its City Room blog, which for years has been a clearinghouse for the paper's metro ne...
How Dan Barry wrote a New York Times baseball game story as if it were 1908
Dan Barry. (Photo by Fred R. Conrad of The New York Times) On a week consumed by 'Back to the Future' retrospectives and updates, Dan Barry went back to the ...
Why TV partners with social media to cover debates — and how it falls short
Presidential candidates assemble onstage in Nevada for CNN's Oct. 13 Democratic debate. Remember the post-debate spin room? Once upon a time, viewers turned ...
Tips from the Financial Times on evergreen journalism
Can a journalism project be both timely and timeless? As with many news organisations, we at the Financial Times question whether our journalism should be 'e...
The Steve Jobs movie: reviews stellar, box office stinks
Good morning. Critics and public aren't on same page The reviews of the flick were impressive. "Score a triumph for Steve Jobs, written, directed and acted ...
Post and Courier in Charleston shows that family-owned newspapers can still work
The front page of the Post and Courier after the horrific shootings after a church prayer meeting. In this year of consolidation in the newspaper industry, G...
'Feed the goat' and other lessons on reporting and writing from Lane DeGregory
New reporters aren't going to get lots of time to do big things, said Lane DeGregory, a Pulitzer Prize-winning features writer at the Tampa Bay Times. But th...
Why 3 Canadian newspapers gave up on the tablet edition
Post Media Tablet art (courtesy of Garcia Media)Those wonderfully produced tablet editions of the Postmedia group in Canada have ceased to exist. Yet, other...
This week on Medium: 'Dear Jay,' 'Dear Dean'
Medium had much more than just the back and forth between Amazon and The New York Times this week, but seeing a major tech company and a major news company b...
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