How to Concentrate in a Collaborative Workplace
The New York Times — Now On Apollo
Finding the Parallels Between Improv Comedy and Product Mana...
Duke graduate develops Chrome extension to identify source r...
Improving Our Video Experience
The New York Times is Now Available as a Tor Onion Service
Improving Our Video Experience
Local fact-checking is hard to find when voters need it most...
Prototyping Games at The New York Times
SRCCON Recap: Developing New Live Coverage Story Formats
Knight Foundation, Facebook and Craig Newmark provide fundin...
Publishing with Apache Kafka at The New York Times
Bulk Downloads of Congressional Data Now Available
Reporters’ Lab study finds poor labeling on news sites
What we did on our summer vacation — Part 3
Nonprofit Explorer Update: Full Text of 1.9 Million Records
What we did on our summer vacation — Part 2
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 ...
What we did on our summer vacation — Part 1
[PHOTOS] The Reporters’ Lab takes on Global Fact 4 in Madrid...
Global Fact 4: Notes From Day 3
Fact-checking moves into the Google Home
From Bootstrap to CSS Grid
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...
Happy Thanksgiving!
In Turkey, use of Facebook and Twitter for news is falling, ...
The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism released a Turkey-specific supplement to its annual Digital News Report. The supplement, by Servet Yanatma,...
“Checking Twitter…while being rushed into a bunker”: Conside...
Coming soon: The Disinformation Action Lab. Part of a group of Knight grants announced last week: The Data Society Research Institute is getting $250,000 to...
New Angles on the Holiday Shopping Season
The future of news (and far beyond), according to Scandinavi...
‘Tis the season for trend reports. The Scandinavian media giant Schibsted’s annual trends report — part predictions, part survey research, part self-promotio...
Can Canada build its own independent podcast industry in the...
Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue 141, published November 21, 2017. Lock down that turkey, folks. And for you vegans, long live ...
Here are three tools that help digital journalists save thei...
The abrupt shutdown of the Gothamist and DNAinfo local news networks earlier this month was a stark reminder to digital journalists who want archives of thei...
5-Week Countdown: Strictly Financials, Phoenix
Village Media, relying on local advertisers, seems to have f...
Village Media is doing that weird thing where it’s using only digital advertising to support local news — and it’s working. With roots from an online coupon ...
Investigate these resources for in-depth reporting, from the...
More than a thousand investigative journalists convened over the weekend in Johannesburg, South Africa, for the tenth iteration of the Global Investigative J...
Three years in, Discourse Media looks to membership to power...
Can a “scrappy West Coast startup” go national in an expansion based on crowd investment and a membership platform drawing on artificial intelligence? There ...
2017 Barlett & Steele Awards: Watch the Behind-the-Scenes Vi...
Bad news from Mashable, BuzzFeed, and Vice shows times are r...
Thursday was a rough day for digital media. Within hours, a series of reports, some unofficial and others confirmed, underscored a bitter reality that’s beco...
Asking members to support its journalism (no prizes, no swag...
Instead of using tote bags, tickets to live events, or other swag, The Guardian‘s membership program has grown to 800,000 supporters a year and a half after ...
Beating the 404 death knell: Singapore news startups struggl...
It wasn’t much of a surprise when the Singapore news startup The Middle Ground announced recently that they were shutting down. The site, which managed to pu...
Business Stories of the Week: Nov. 17, 2017
Newsonomics: A call to arms (and wallets) in the new era of ...
Quibble, if you will, about the level of degeneracy now afoot in the heart of the Old and New Confederacy, as the Roy Moore saga provides yet more sick drama...
Knight shares what it’s learned over 10 years of the Knight ...
Ten years, 190 projects, and $49 million later, the Knight Foundation has released a report about what it’s learned over a decade of funding the Knight News ...
Small Business Saturday Story Ideas
The Trust Project brings news orgs and tech giants together ...
Will readers trust the news more if they have more information about who’s behind it? It’s worth a try. Thursday marks the launch of The Trust Project, an in...
“No cookie-cutter model”: How local news organizations are s...
Most newspapers in the U.S. have circulations of less than 50,000. Some are headquartered in towns of fewer than 2,000 residents. Some are flying under the r...
Kickstarter’s new product, Drip, lets people charge subscrip...
National Observer is no stranger to successful crowdfunding campaigns. The Canadian investigative news outlet launched its first Kickstarter in 2014, raising...
Students: Spend the summer working with Nieman Lab via the G...
Hey students: Want to spend next summer working with Nieman Lab? I’m very happy to say that we will again be one of the host organizations for the Google New...
Apply Today for a (Free!) Week of Data Training
From Nieman Reports: The news industry has a sexual harassme...
A good place to start telling the unfolding story of sexual harassment in newsrooms is July 6th, 2016. That’s the day former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson s...
Who are podcast “super listeners,” what do they do, and how ...
Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue 140, published November 14, 2017. Hello from Chicago, where I’m writing this in the lovely Hea...
Social media teams could fight misinformation rather than ju...
“When it comes to Twittering for The Post, our senior editors should know beforehand if a reporter plans to Twitter or otherwise live-blog something she is c...
Climate Change and the Business Reporter
Post-layoffs, Spirited Media is exploring memberships and co...
Spirited Media — the much-watched local-news startup with sites in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Denver — is providing a bit more clarity on its future plans...
Newsonomics: The New York Times’ Mark Thompson on regulating...
Five years is a long time, especially in the media business. It was five years ago this week that Mark Thompson took on the top job at The New York Times Com...
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
An immodest but entirely justified proposal
Journalists, here’s a story idea at no charge
ESPN, journalism, and what the network owes people of color
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
Startups vs. Systems: Why Doing Good with Tech is Hard
My Next Adventure: Journalism’s Wicked Problems and Democrac...
The Technology Behind the World’s Worst DVR
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...
“Data matters — but people are still the best sources of sto...
In a guest post Jane Haynes speaks to investigative journalist Peter Geoghegan of the award-winning news site The Ferret about data, contacts and “nosing up ...
Data storytelling done right: 8 easy tips to avoid bad visua...
In a guest post for OJB, Steve Carufel interviews Dutch data journalist Thomas de Beus about visualisation, storytelling — and useful new tools for data jour...
Pricing access to the Trump White House: the strange case of...
"Any semblance of a political opinion must be squashed, with the appearance of neutrality and balance preserved at all costs." The post Pricing access to the...
Sunday sampler
A potted history of the last 6 years? How the Online Journal...
A few weeks ago the second edition of the Online Journalism Handbook was published. Two years in the making, it was more than just an update of the first edi...
Sunday sampler
Want to work as a sports data journalist? Inviting MA Data J...
As part of the new MA in Data Journalism I have partnered with a number of organisations who are keen to bring data journalism expertise into their newsroom....
9 *more* newsletters about data and vis? Yes!
A few weeks ago I posted a list of 9 great newsletters about data. The post generated so many suggestions of other newsletters that I thought I’d gather them...
Sunday sampler
Announcing the line up for Data Journalism UK 2017
We’ve confirmed the line up for this year’s Data Journalism UK conference on December 5 — and I’m pretty excited about it. We’ve managed to pack in networked...
Sunday sampler
Wanted: MA Data Journalism applicants to partner with The Te...
As part of the new MA in Data Journalism we have partnered with a number of organisations who are keen to bring data journalism expertise into their newsroom...
Happy Birthday, John Prine
Audioboom is ending its free service. Here are some free mob...
It’s been widely rumoured for some weeks now that Audioboom was about to end its free service – and this morning an email to users of the service confirmed t...
Sunday sampler
(More than) 4 examples of computational thinking in journali...
Today I will be introducing my MA Data Journalism students to computational thinking techniques (you can read my post about why that’s important here). As pa...
Moral Authority as a Platform
Cosmic Goodness (Immigrant Edition)
Sunday sampler
Up close and personal? Mobile journalist Twan Spierts on rep...
Dutch journalist Twan Spierts says mobile journalism doesn’t just get the job done more quickly — it can also get you better access. Interview by Jonny Jacob...
Sunday sampler
Sunday sampler
Normalizing Trump: An incredibly brief explainer
A conflict in the journalist's code was created by a president wholly unfit for the job. The post Normalizing Trump: An incredibly brief explainer appeared f...
Stupid Idea For Readers To Destroy
Sunday sampler
A Handful Of Quick DACA-Related Thoughts
The Vanishing Newspaper, revisited
Grifters All The Way Down
You Know You Have A Problem…
Stray Thoughts and Mental Misdemeanors