Congress API Update
Teaching data journalism in developing countries: lessons fr...
Introducing the Vital Signs API
International fact-checking gains ground, Duke census finds
[VIDEO] Reporters’ Lab students test Share the Facts skill o...
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Quick and Statistically Useful Validation of Page Performanc...
Improved version of FactPopUp, our real-time fact-checking t...
Learn Data, Design and Code for Journalism. Apply for ProPub...
ProPublica’s on IFTTT
Store Grand Opening — Wrangling Android Data Loading and Cac...
Continuous Deployment to Google Cloud Platform with Drone
HTTPS on NYTimes.com
Civio and transparency in Spain: “We fight for public access...
Civio y el poder de la transparencia: “Luchamos por el libre...
Sunlight Labs Takeover Update
Fact-checkers’ reach keeps growing around the globe
Presenting Hell and High Water VR
Building a Cross Platform 360-degree Video Experience at The...
The 2016 election, as seen through one overstuffed mailbox
Bullies, vanishing parents and a candidate flexing for the c...
Duke Ad Watch: Gender stereotypes play a role in commercial ...
Using Microservices to Encode and Publish Videos at The New ...
We Went to the Grace Hopper Celebration. Here’s What We’re B...
Duke Ad Watch: Gary Johnson bucks traditional use of actors ...
Duke Ad Watch: Candidates continue to look for musical edges...
Introducing kyt — Our Web App Configuration Toolkit
Testing Varnish Using Varnishtest
Putting {Style} into the Online New York Times Stylebook
Why We Should All Digest Our Data
Word up! This is the story behind The New York Times’ most f...
In March 2007, New York Times developer Jacob Harris had some spare time and decided to create a Times account on a fledgling service that is today the prefe...
Get ready to binge-listen to Serial’s new spinoff S-Town: Al...
Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue 112, published March 21, 2017. Missing Richard Simmons dropped its final episode yesterday, tw...
Must-Read Money Stories for Tuesday, March 21
Jobs Number, Part 2: Digging In
Avoiding articles from “the creep”: People trust news based ...
From new mottos to television advertising campaigns, news organizations are refocusing efforts on why their readers should trust them. But new research sugge...
To slow the spread of false stories on WhatsApp, this Colomb...
In 2016, Colombian journalists faced the challenge of telling one of the most important stories in the country’s history: after more than 50 years, the Colom...
As refugees resettle across Europe, four news organizations ...
Across Europe, the migration story is still unfolding. Starting this month, four European news organizations — in Britain, France, Germany, and Spain — are p...
Jobs Number, Part 1: Transparency and Trends
Must-Read Money Stories for Monday, March 20
Hundreds of local reporters in New Jersey were laid off this...
Last summer, a very hungry Gannett bought The Record, New Jersey’s second largest daily newspaper, as well as dozens of other community papers and magazines ...
Harvard Library gets slammed for its earnest fake news guide...
Harvard librarians probably didn’t guess the blowback they were in for when they published this innocent online guide to “Fake News, Misinformation, and Prop...
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Must-Read Money Stories for Friday, March 17
Financial Market Reporting, Part 6: Derivatives
“My goal in public media”: How 16 producers worked to create...
Jess Mador has driven the revamped 1980s-era bread truck all over Knoxville and other towns in eastern Tennessee. The truck has the Knoxville skyline painted...
This is what could happen if Donald Trump’s plan to eliminat...
President Trump on Thursday released his administration’s first budget blueprint, which among other cuts proposes eliminating all federal funding to the Corp...
With DCReport, David Cay Johnston — the man with Trump’s 104...
David Cay Johnston, the reporter that Donald Trump says “nobody has ever heard of,” suddenly came to a lot of people’s attention Tuesday, when he appeared on...
25 Trump voters from Alabama + 25 Clinton voters from San Fr...
Getting people with differing views to talk to and understand each other’s perspectives can seem like an impossible task. But that’s what Spaceship Media and...
Must-Read Money Stories for Thursday, March 16
How to Use Twitter, Part 2: Live Tweeting
Barlett & Steele Awards Rules 2017
A Twitter tool was hacked this morning, which means now is a...
A large-scale hack hit Twitter on Wednesday, affecting hundreds of high-profile accounts, including those belonging to news organizations like BBC North Amer...
Biblioteca de Harvard atacada pelo seu guia sobre “notícias ...
Separar as águas Os bibliotecários de Harvard provavelmente não adivinhavam as reacções que iam receber quando publicaram um inocente guia online sobre Notíc...
FOIA the Dead uses The New York Times’ obituaries to shine a...
“Reader, would you be surprised to learn that you had been a terrorist suspect?” The author William T. Vollmann wrote in Harper’s in 2013 about the process o...
Discors wants people to pay for news via a low-priced subscr...
When we last wrote about the app Discors, back at its launch in 2015, its strategy was to provide users additional context around the news by featuring comme...
La Silla Vacía utiliza WhatsApp para que sus usuarios le ayu...
En 2016, el periodismo colombiano tuvo el desafío de narrar uno de los acontecimientos más importantes de la historia reciente del país: después de más de 50...
Watch Out! Pro-Forma Financial Reports
The future of podcasting is strong, but the present needs to...
Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue 111, published March 14, 2017. Infinite Dial 2017. The latest Edison Research report capturing...
This email newsletter raised $300K from its (affluent, large...
Launching a general-interest tech and business news site these days seems like kind of a dumb idea — there’s way too much competition. It doesn’t seem that m...
Readers seem willing to pay for news sites centered around a...
To tote bag, or not to tote bag? For more and more news organizations, reader-supported — member-supported — journalism has taken on new urgency. And startin...
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 ...
Rachel Maddow and Trump’s 2005 tax return (redux)
Introducing the CJ Workbench
In which your news media attempt to polish a turd
Friday Random 10, Saturday Edition
Defense Against the Dark Arts: Networked Propaganda and Coun...
What we have learned this week about U.S. conservatism
Friday Random 10, Porch-Weather Sunday/Global Warming Editio...
Friday Random 10, Feb. 17, 2017
Friday Random 10, Feb. 10, 2017
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Where are we going from here?
A fledgling coup?, cont.
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...
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?
Tap to advance: the rise and rise of the horizontal story
Another month, another set of new feature launches: this time the longform blogging platform Medium announcing ‘Series‘, a “new type of story”, then days lat...
Rhetorica Update
A few things going on this spring (cuz, yeah, it has arrived in Missouri): My Carbon Trace Productions documentary team has two projects in the works: 1) Stu...
Teaching data journalism in developing countries: lessons fr...
Eva Constantaras is a data journalist and trainer who recently wrote the Data Journalism Manual for the UN Development Program. In a special guest post she t...
Research on information security in local newspapers – the p...
Previously on OJB I posted about some ongoing research I was conducting into whether security practices in local news organisations had changed in the wake o...
Sunday sampler
Sunday sampler
Instagram has launched a new “carousel” feature – here’s how...
This week Instagram announced a new feature that allows its users to share up to 10 pictures and videos within a single post. The feature resembles Stories i...
Completa la versión en español de Excel para periodistas
La versión en español de mi tercer libro electrónico de periodismo de datos, Excel para periodistas, ya está terminada. Es un texto que cubre una amplia vari...
Sunday sampler
Hyperlocal publishers: BBC inviting feedback on local report...
Some time ago the BBC announced that it would be supporting local journalism by paying “local democracy reporters” (LDRs) to cover councils, courts and publi...
AllSides’s John Gable: from the Dark Ages of the internet to...
As part of a series of articles on the innovators tackling the filter bubble phenomenon, Andrew Brightwell interviews John Gable, founder and CEO of AllSides...
A few notes on unbuilding a key part of the presidency
The American President can blow up the world. A lot of work went into reassuring us that he won't. Now it's being undone. The post A few notes on unbuilding...
Trump & the Press: A Murder-Suicide Pact
Steve Bannon’s styrofoam balls
It's not like reality gives up easily, and lets you roll over it. That's Distortion Field 101. The post Steve Bannon’s styrofoam balls appeared first on Pres...
5 highlights from news:rewired: from live video ethics to mo...
In a guest post for OJB, Livia Vieira rounds up some of the highlights of News:Rewired 2017, from best practices to deal with fake news and engagement with l...
Sunday sampler
Live: a list of my top problems in pressthink
These are the problems in pressthink that most concern me now. Ranked by urgency. The post Live: a list of my top problems in pressthink appeared first on Pr...
Filter burst: Read Across The Aisle
In a new series of interviews, Andrew Brightwell talks to the innovators fighting the polarising force of social media filter bubbles. First up, Read Across ...
Sunday sampler
Send the interns
Put your most junior people in the White House briefing room. Recognize that the real story is elsewhere, and most likely hidden. The post Send the interns a...
Sunday sampler, the march
41 key moments in the history of online journalism {now 45} ...
In the history chapter of the Online Journalism Handbook you will find a timeline of key events in web journalism. While working on the forthcoming second ed...
Sunday sampler
Plagiarism charges against Monica Crowley put her publishing...
These mettle tests are going to come more quickly than we thought, I guess. HarperCollins: you're up! The post Plagiarism charges against Monica Crowley put ...
Prospects for the American press under Trump, part two
Winter is coming. But there are things that can be done. The second half of my post on the American press under threat. (Part one is here.) The post Prospect...
Winter is coming: prospects for the American press under Tru...
How bad is it? Bad. I will explain why. Any bright signs? A few. This is part one. Part two is about what can be done. The post Winter is coming: prospects f...
Merry Christmas, Hillary Clinton
Hey, that’s not what I said.
A small matter (tiny, really.) But it matters to me because what I said was misrepresented, The post Hey, that’s not what I said. appeared first on PressThin...
Sunday sampler, transparency edition
Sunday sampler
Report: Benny Johnson was accused of plagiarism (again)
Staffers at Independent Journal Review accused Benny Johnson of plagiarism in 2015, just a year after BuzzFeed fired him for copying dozens of other sites, a...
6 questions to guide the way you engage with your audience
Audience engagement is more than just a buzzword — it's an essential part of journalism. By focusing on three topic areas — transparency, listening and outre...
How a freelance journalist told the real story of the U.S. Y...
Iona Craig, who reported on the aftermath of the botched Navy SEAL raid in Yemen for The Intercept from Yeman, did so with the help of the Pulitzer Center. G...
Local Edition: What skills do you need to stay in journalism...
This article originally appeared in our weekly newsletter, Local Edition. Are you part of the conversation? Join in here! This week, I talked with two Southe...
Meet the tiny nonprofit behind the world’s most ambitious jo...
Iona Craig, a prototypical high-wire journalist without much of a safety net, recently found herself in a broken-down car with no phone reception by a riverb...
Joanne Lipman becomes editor in chief of USA Today
Joanne Lipman, who joined Gannett 15 months ago to create an investigative network of the company's 109 community papers, today was named editor-in-chief of ...
Remembering Jimmy Breslin and the ‘gravedigger’ school of ne...
I am a writing teacher, not a beat reporter. No one calls me "scoop." So it was fun last September to help break the news that the Daily Beast was about to p...
For a speedier D.C. news cycle, Politico is rolling out a se...
The rhythm of Washington, D.C. has been thrown off in recent months as President Trump has refined his ability to create entire news cycles with a series of ...
8 techniques for finding and fixing errors in your writing
Mistakes are not necessarily an indicator of skill — or lack thereof. Certainly, a journalist who consistently makes factual errors is in need of training an...
How did a journalist wind up with Tom Brady’s stolen jerseys...
For most journalists, memories are the most precious souvenir. Not this time. The case of Tom Brady's missing jersey took a bizarre twist Monday when the NFL...