Reimagining The New York Times Digital Story Experience
The Future of Meta Tag Management for Modern React Developme...
Meet the bot builders: How our student team is automating fa...
Super Tuesdays: Newsroom Programmers Gear Up for the 2018 Mi...
Diversity, Inclusion and Culture: How to Build Great Teams
Cindy Taibi Named Chief Information Officer of The New York ...
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
Fact-checking browser extensions hold promise but need furth...
Fact-checking triples over four years
Pop-up fact-checking app Truth Goggles aims to challenge rea...
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...
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...
Business Stories of the Week: May 18, 2018
Can signing a “pro-truth pledge” actually change people’s be...
“Elections in India are now fought and won on WhatsApp.” The Washington Post’s Annie Gowen and Elizabeth Dwoskin look at news-sharing (plus the spread of “fa...
What a 2004 experiment in hyperlocal news can tell us about ...
In 2004, a team of Medill School of Journalism grad students tried to save democracy, newspapers, and local communities. The threat? The internet. Our respon...
What happens when two companies journalists love to hate are...
One Wednesday this spring, I wrote about an accelerator aimed at local newsrooms and funded by Facebook. Two days later, I criticized the fact that Facebook’...
Is there a big enough global audience interested in China to...
If you concocted news sites in a lab for maximum hipness, high polish, and most evocative noun names, you’d get Abacus and Inkstone. These separate verticals...
Pear Video produces hundreds of news videos a day across Chi...
Wei Xing — the founder of Chinese startup Pear Video (梨视频), which produces more than a thousand viral news clips a day — doesn’t fear rapid change. In almost...
Researching Fraudulent Organizations in Health Care
Exiting the exit poll: The AP’s new plan for surveying voter...
One hundred and seventy-four days remain until the United States’ midterm elections (902 until the next presidential election, but who’s counting) — which me...
This program made people better at identifying disinformatio...
The success of media literacy programs is often described in terms of number of people reached, rather than by how (or if) they actually change people’s beha...
What is innovation in local TV news? Andrew Heyward’s new mi...
News flash: A lot of people still watch — and trust — the local TV news. TV is still the No. 1 source of news for Americans, ahead of the entire Internet. An...
What Business Journalists Should Know About Quantum Computin...
Dutch news organization De Correspondent is getting more mon...
Dutch darling De Correspondent got its start in the Netherlands in 2013 as a wildly successful crowdfunded news site promising ad-free, in-depth journalism a...
Business Angles for Covering Summer Concerts
News stories in Europe are predominantly by and about men. E...
It’s the era of #metoo, when reporting by female journalists like Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey, Emily Steel, Irin Carmon, and Amy Brittain has helped bring down...
European news sites are among the worst offenders when it co...
The forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation on May 25 is pushing publishers to take a hard look at just how dependent their outlets have become on coo...
Congratulations, sports media: You just got a big business-m...
In his 1957 classic An Economic Theory of Democracy, Anthony Downs wrote that there were only four types of information: production information, consumption ...
Here’s how blockchain, bots, AI, and Apple News might impact...
If you’re interested in Canadian media — and who among us is not — you probably already listen to Canadaland, the flagship show of Jesse Brown’s growing podc...
Collaboration and insights: Here’s what you missed at two us...
Two powerhouse gatherings in the journalism world happened at the end of last week, digging into topics from collaborative journalism to reader revenue. The ...
BuzzFeed News’ podcast cohost, Jojo the bot, wants to help l...
*techno beep* “Did you hear that? That’s Jojo, our gender neutral robot.” Jojo, a chatbot, is a cohost of BuzzFeed News’ new weekly news podcast, along with ...
Indian Country Today is relaunching after shutting down last...
Indian Country Today Media Network, a news outlet then owned by the Oneida Nation of New York, went on hiatus last September to “consider alternative busines...
You see it, you buy it: Just being exposed to fake news make...
3,500 Facebook ads. Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee released a trove of 3,500 Facebook ads purchased by Russia during the 2016 U.S. presidentia...
Medium abruptly cancels the membership programs of its 21 re...
Medium has informed publishers using its platform to offer paid memberships that it’s ending that feature. An email at the end of last month from Medium’s he...
Google’s news chief Richard Gingras: “We need to rethink jou...
In the shadows of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the public’s trust in news, and the platforms that distribute it, is at an all-time low. As big tech seemi...
9 Facts on Mining Cryptocurrencies
Mad about your commute? There’s a Facebook group for that (s...
Jens Pettersson was hearing it at home, from his wife, and at work, from his coworkers and from readers: The commute from Uppsala, Sweden’s fourth-largest ci...
Beyond just “literate,” how can you help news consumers be “...
News literacy is so last decade: Journalists and audiences need to focus on news fluency now, suggests a report from the American Press Institute. “Literacy ...
No print, no private owners, fewer problems? Quebec’s 134-ye...
In December, Quebec’s 134-year-old French-language news outlet La Presse published its last print paper ever. Now, in a quest for government and philanthropi...
Google News gets an update, with more AI-driven curation, mo...
Google announced a shiny new iteration of the Google News app on Tuesday as part of its I/ O developer conference (here’s a good collection of all the other...
Questions to Ask When Covering Healthcare and Artificial Int...
Zetland’s members asked for an audio version — and now it’s ...
COPENHAGEN — A feather boa, an inflatable cactus, and a pair of zebra masks appeared on a stage (no, really) as a drummer began tapping away at cymbals. A me...
Friday Random 10, Saturday Night Edition
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 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
How to: uncover Excel data only revealed by a drop-down menu...
Sometimes an organisation will publish a spreadsheet where only a part of the full data is shown when you select from a drop-down menu. In order to get all t...
Notes from my graduation address
When the President’s own lawyer pictures him a grifter
We should resist the term "strategy" for Trump's egoistic maneuvering. There is none. But there may be a new fact pattern. The post When the President’s own ...
I will be studying German pressthink in Berlin this summer.
What are the common sense ideas about the role of the press that almost all German journalists take for granted? The post I will be studying German pressthi...
What savvy journalists say when they are minimizing Trump’s ...
To the uninitiated it may look like a fight. Actually, it's a dance, they tell us. The post What savvy journalists say when they are minimizing Trump’s hate ...
Sunday sampler
These 11 journalists will go in search of a “networked” mode...
"People with knowledge to share, skills to lend, or time to invest should be able to join a reporter’s beat— and become a member of it." The post These 11 jo...
Wanted: MA Data Journalism applicants to work with Haymarket...
One of the industry partners for the MA in Data Journalism is Haymarket Automotive (What Car?, PistonHeads and Autocar) — we’re now inviting applications fro...
Sunday sampler
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