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...
Want to test FactPopUp? Here’s how to install and use the fa...
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
These national journalists are building a local site to brin...
Two transplants — a magazine writer and a data journalist, both from national news outlets — walk into a bar in east Texas. They start a small-scale, hyperlo...
With its Amazon-inspired pilot project, Panoply used listene...
What makes a popular podcast? Panoply, despite producing dozens of successful shows, doesn’t have the perfect formula, so it roped in some outside input — fr...
Ask the Experts: Predicting the Big Financial Story of 2017
This is how The New York Times is using bots to create more ...
We know about the explosion of messaging apps: 1.2 billion people use Facebook Messenger, 1.2 billion people use WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook. Snapch...
These are the bots powering Jeff Bezos’ Washington Post effo...
I’m a huge sci-fi nerd — love Isaac Asimov. And if you’ve ever seen this actually not super great interpretation — I, Robot, with Will Smith — it’s all about...
Business Stories in Healthcare Legislation
The Information’s new Briefing is a continuous update of opi...
When The Information launched in 2013, the whole point was that it would provide in-depth, exclusive articles — just one or two a day — over aggregated conte...
Gabfest, explainer, local, The Daily: A taxonomy of news pod...
Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue 117, published April 25, 2017. Notes on the podcast consumer. Last week, Edison Research relea...
Covering Local Community Banks: Trends and Stats
This is a news publication all about the working life — but ...
As news publishers search for sustainability, some companies with established business models are in search of publications to call their own. Anheuser-Busch...
Newsonomics: Lydia Polgreen’s ambitious HuffPost remake aims...
Make no mistake: Lydia Polgreen understands she has her work cut out for her. Named The Huffington Post’s editor-in-chief in December, Polgreen brings to the...
In a redesign, The Huffington Post (now just HuffPost) doubl...
The Huffington Post has pulled no punches with its tabloid-inspired homepage splashes. “BILLY ON THE STREET,” its Bill O’Reilly story announced. “HE WENT TO ...
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales launches Wikitribune, a large-...
Good things can happen when a crowd goes to work on trying to figure out a problem in journalism. At the same time, completely crowdsourced news investigatio...
What’s holding back virtual reality news? Slow tech adoption...
For news organizations, the promise of VR has been marred by a handful of challenges that have so far made it difficult to justify wholesale investment in th...
The New York Times brings its (even briefer) morning briefin...
The New York Times, which started publishing on Snapchat Discover on Monday after a couple of years of sending out updates through the regular app, sees a co...
With Open Notebook, Hearken wants to help news orgs do more ...
David Fahrenthold never did find much evidence of Donald Trump’s charitable efforts, but he got a Pulitzer Prize for his trouble. Fahrenthold’s reporting, wh...
Jeff Israely: What comes next in the Uberization of the news...
Both Uber the company and Uber the concept are juicy subjects for those of us in the business of assigning and writing articles. The company changing the way...
2-Minute Tip: Where to Find Company Finances Online
Stat is publishing a print section in Sunday’s Boston Globe ...
Last month, Stat, the health and life science news site, published a story about insect detectives: entomologists who encounter people who falsely believe th...
A new database of fake news sites details how much fakery ha...
“The reasons aren’t always apparent.” PolitiFact, one of Facebook’s partners in its hoax-combatting program, published a list of 156 “websites where we’ve fo...
Nieman Lab is looking for more stories of digital innovation...
Last year, 44 percent of Nieman Lab’s web traffic came from outside the United States. More than half of our Twitter followers and 70 percent of those who li...
Business Stories of the Week: April 21
Google, the advertising company, could bring native adblocki...
Google is taking a counterintuitive approach to countering adblocking: building an adblocking feature of its own. The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesd...
The Financial Times started a mergers and acquisitions newsl...
After a short trip to China where he met with business and government leaders, Financial Times editor Lionel Barber was faced with a conundrum that many jour...
How the Argentinian daily La Nación became a data journalism...
In 2010, political reporter Diego Cabot of Argentina’s La Nación received a leak with massive potential: a CD with 26,000 emails from the minister of transpo...
Eye Scans and Fingerprints: Covering Biometric Authenticatio...
NPR is bringing back ’90s hip-hop DJs Stretch and Bobbito
In the 1990s, DJs Stretch Armstrong (Adrian Bartos) and Bobbito (Robert) Garcia introduced listeners to future stars like Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z, Eminem, an...
The Los Angeles Times built a Slack bot that lets the newsro...
Of the many small, annoying things about working in an office, coffee is usually somewhere on the list. Whose turn is it to make it? Who is drinking more tha...
This handy little tool draws from Bloomberg data to add fina...
The United Airlines debacle earlier this month began with Chicago Aviation Police forcibly dragging a 69-year-old passenger from a flight and continued throu...
Local Mortgage Stories for Today’s Home Buyers
Report of sorts on the town hall held this morning by my con...
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
Friday Random 10
Where are we going from here?
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?
Protecting your sources: new video tutorials on information ...
The Centre for Investigative Journalism have launched a new video series to help journalists better understand information security risks and use tools to pr...
Jimmy Wales’ new Wikitribune
“The Trump White House has turned into a kind of playground ...
More than 35 White House correspondents spoke to Politico about what it's like for them. They want you to know they're having a blast. The post “The Trump ...
Sunday sampler, science march edition
Sunday sampler, House of Representatives edition
Just In Time For Dinner…
Ordnance Only A Mother Could Love
Trump Administration Reverses Course; Supports Massive Fundi...
5 ways journalists can use Nuzzel with Twitter lists
Nuzzel offers a short-cut to the most shared stories in your Twitter timeline – and is already popular with journalists. But while it’s best known for direct...
Pointing Cameras At People
My Carbon Trace Productions team and I will face many tough issues later this week when we begin filming in Jordan for our Syrian Doctor (working title) docu...
Real News
Sunday sampler, politics edition
FAQ: Data journalism and computer science
I have a habit of posting replies to questions on OJB: this one is in response to a series of questions from a student at the University of the West of Engla...
Why salsa dancing is good for Instagram journalists (and oth...
Health and safety guidance for journalists typically focuses on traditional issues like working in dangerous locations, or using desktop computers. Few resou...
This is what a news organization looks like when it is built...
Why I'm teaming up with the Dutch site, De Correspondent, on its U.S. launch. Because a membership model grounded in trust is one plausible way out of this m...
Sunday sampler
About This Afternoon
Why I Hate The NY Times, Part [n]*
Quality over crap
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
The Common Inheritance, The Common Defense
Sunday sampler
Unlimber That Gas Mask
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
Wired changes headline on dude-centric hacker story after ba...
Almost every time a hot Silicon Valley startup finally grits its teeth and releases diversity data, the story's the same. Facebook? Mostly male. Uber? Male-d...
ESPN should have covered its own layoffs
Sometimes those of us in the news media bust our own balloons, leaving us with lots of clown makeup and nothing to hand out to the kids. And that’s how ESPN,...
The current move to subscription models is a revolutionary s...
This article, the third in a series, was first published on Medium and is being republished here with the permission of its author. Even though an entire gen...
The inside story of ESPN’s layoffs — and where it goes from ...
If an entrepreneur was smart, that person should start some sort of sports content operation with many of the folks let go by ESPN Wednesday. You would have ...
Facebook will start training local journalists and newsrooms...
Facebook started 2017 with a road trip down South to meet with local journalists. As those trips continue, the social media giant announced another level of ...
A new game puts the public into public radio archives
The Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, which created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and later led to the creation of both PBS and NPR, also reco...
Oh, Canada, where freedom of the press is less than you’d th...
Good morning. Here's our morning roundup of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. The s...
Breitbart struggles to define its role in Trump era: Bad boy...
Breitbart News hit a wall Tuesday in its campaign to storm the ramparts of the media establishment when one of the most influential press associations in Was...
ESPN lays off about 100 employees
ESPN on Wednesday went through with a long-awaited round of layoffs that will trim about 100 commentators from the sports network's payroll as cord-cutters a...
3 tips for covering sexual violence with compassion
Twenty percent of the population will experience sexual violence during their lifetimes, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Covering those crimes ...