Recommended Reading: Heartbleed Edition
Introducing PourOver and Tamper
Introducing Landline and Stateline: Two Tools For Quick Vector Maps in your Browser
A Map of Fact-Checking Around the Globe
How the Guardian uses GitHub to audit GitHub
What Heartbleed Means for Newsrooms
New mix of stories on mobile homepage
Improving the User Experience of Automated Integration Testing
Shortening the goalposts
Duke study finds fact-checking growing around the world
HackForLiving: A weekend of calm collective thinking with AgeUK
Coming of a new age - the younger older generation
Monitoring, alerting and starting from scratch
The Triumphs and Challenges of Logging in PHP (and Really Most Languages Probably)
Inside the Guardians CMS: meet Scribe, an extensible rich text editor
A Conceptual Model for Interactive Databases in News
Robustium - improving robustness in automation testing
Articles don't write themselves... or do they?
That massive open online course on data journalism now has a start date
Stopping Ads From Slowing Down NYTimes.com
Why open data matters – a (very bad) example from Universal Jobmatch
Saving the evidence in Ukraine: collaborate first – or you won't be able to ask questions later
Introducing wraith-donk
How the Guardian successfully moved domain to www.theguardian.com
London DevOps meetup held at the Guardian
Encrypting sensitive data in Puppet
FAQ: Big data and journalism
How to Start Learning to Program
QA testing for the Guardian's Content API
How to Make a News App in Two Days, as Told by Six People Who Tried It for the First Time
“The Golden Era of ‘Fashion Blogging’ Is Over”
http:/ / nymag.com/ thecut/ 2014/ 04/ golden-era-of-fashion-blogging-is-over.html
How is user-generated content used in TV news?
“http:/ / towcenter.org/ blog/ tow-center-releases-phase-1-of-user-generated-content-tow-repor/ “>'Amateur Footage: A Global Study of User-Generated Cont...
Today at Supreme Court: Influence heavyweights battle over access to TV airwaves
The U.S. Supreme Court. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons The Supreme Court on Tuesday heard two unrelated but potentially far-reaching cases that...
Why Vox (and other news orgs) could use a librarian
http:/ / en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/ William_Macneile_Dixon
Beyond business — the impacts of open data
The Local team speaks regularly with people from all across the country about the benefits of open data. Though these in-person conversations are full of th...
Creating a new brand for financial news, in Michigan of all places
http:/ / video.cnbc.com/ gallery/ ?video=3000254857
New Knight Prototype Fund winners offer a glimpse of new journalism tools
http:/ / www.knightfoundation.org/ blogs/ knightblog/ 2013/ 9/ 18/ knight-prototype-fund-tests-early-stage-ideas/
Today in #OpenGov 4/22/2014
Keep reading for today's look at #OpenGov news, events and analysis including drone disclosure, a problematic open data roll out in England, and the changin...
Security firms thrive as safety standards tighten for public events
Investigating Government Contractors: Self-guided training
The money behind the ads in Florida 19
Image credit: Values are Vital Youtube channel On Tuesday, voters head to the polls to decide a bitter special Republican primary for Florida's 19th dist...
Detecting Corporate Fraud: Tips from a Crook and a Sleuth: S.F., June 25
How Sunlight, EFF and 150 civic hackers reverse-engineered Congress' email system in two days
Constituent communication is a big part of what we're into at Sunlight " we believe that a legislature in close touch with an active and engaged electorat...
Quietly, American Crossroads raises money from LLCs
American Crossroads raised big bucks in March, and LLC money in February. After an anemic February " when American Crossroads brought in only ...
Money Monday: Don't overlook personal finance stories for low-income families
American newspaper revenue is still dropping, just not quite as much as before
At Poynter, Rick Edmonds does us the favor of examining new numbers from the Newspaper Association of America on how newspapers performed financially in 2013...
Today in #OpenGov 4/21/2014
Keep reading for today's look at #OpenGov news, events and analysis including Bush II records, more fallout from the Moreland Commission in New York, and Fr...
Slate debuts its membership model, Slate Plus
http:/ / www.niemanlab.org/ 2014/ 04/ slate-debuts-its-membership-model-slate-plus/
A money-back guarantee: How Blendle hopes to convince Dutch news readers to pay by the article
https:/ / twitter.com/ blankesteijn
Why you should consider Cronkite's online business journalism certificate
Sunlight at PyCon 2014
Last week, a flock of Sunlighters flew north to join fellow Pythonistas in the community's annual celebration of hacking in the language we love. As...
OpenGov Voices: Does open data improve governance? Of course!
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed by the guest blogger and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of the Sunlight Found...
The Week in Politwoops: Flying over Colombia, #theft, doing it for the Vine and more
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This Week in Review: Making sense of the Pulitzers, and a new daily paper in Los Angeles
http:/ / publiceditor.blogs.nytimes.com/ 2014/ 04/ 15/ whats-the-point-of-the-pulitzers/
Get a free taste of NYT Now with the help of Starbucks
http:/ / www.mobilemarketer.com/ cms/ news/ media/ 17595.html
Graph your readers’ sentiment with this new tool
https:/ / source.opennews.org/ en-US/ articles/ tags/ code-convening/
The newsonomics of the Kyiv Post’s embattled work
http:/ / www.kyivpost.com/
The art of column writing
Helping consumers spot phony 'green' claims on Earth Day and beyond
Six things to consider about the new Los Angeles Register
http:/ / www.niemanlab.org/ 2014/ 01/ the-newsonomics-of-the-orange-county-registers-new-newer-newest-plan/ ?relatedstory
Questions about the NYPD I cannot answer
Listening to the people who were right: Janet Napolitano
New Adventures
Who really won the Pulitzer Prize for public-service journalism?
Violence begets violence
Globe wins Pulitzer for 'story none of us wanted to cover'
A story told with sensitivity and craftsmanship
Is we is or is we ain't a nation under the rule of law?
Polk Award winners put human faces on statistics
Pulling the plug
Duke Power, trees, and simple questions
Globe makes move into TV with '5 Runners'
WGBH's 'Beat the Press' wins national award
Brian McGrory on the future of The Boston Globe (II)
Behold: Mount Mall
Revs. Rivers and Wall's $105,000 'invoice'
Brian McGrory on the future of The Boston Globe
Quote of the Day, torture edition
If you're having trouble understanding why Citizens United and McCutcheon were such bad decisions, it's because Nixon would have loved them.
Do peons dream of loyalty?
Friday Random 10, Sunday online banking edition
Rare work-related blog post, baseball triple-play edition
'We'll Never Be Rested' a New Video Parody of Lorde's 'Royals' for Overtired Parents
Hacking Attention: Media, Technology and Crisis
Saying Goodbye to a Five Year Old
The New Geography of Freedom: Mapping Our Rights On and Offline
Journalism Will Rise and Fall With Its Communities
Verification Handbook Mixes Tools, Tips and Culture for Fact-Checking
Poem: Taughannock
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Bite-Sized News
Final lessons from the Tinder photo theft
Wha'd You Bring Him In Here For?
Sunday sampler
Another film course coming up… Marriage and the Movies
This should be fun. I'm enrolled in Wesleyan University's latest Coursera 'Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), a film history course taught by the head of th...
On Money, Power, and How John Roberts Forged One More Link In The History Of White Supremacy In America
A German business model
Get it first and get it right
To the Snowden story system a crowning Pulitzer might have gone
The Washington Post and the Guardian won the big prize: the Pulitzer for public service. There's no prize for the network of journalists and newsrooms that b...
What now for news? Relationships
Sunday sampler
Lessons from the front: Stolen identity, media and networks
My next ebook: Finding Stories in Spreadsheets
In a few weeks I will begin publishing my new ebook: Finding Stories In Spreadsheets. The book has been written in response to requests from journalists who...
Giving good advice: my keynote presentation to #ISOJ. Plus: a new project that may not work.
My presentation to the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) in Austin this weekend was called: 'Giving Good Advice: Reflections of an academic...
Sunday sampler
Making MOOC music in a second mode
My exploration of Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) continues with two music courses offered by the Berklee College of Music in Boston. I've completed a ...
Only Took A Decade
Flop Sweat, GOP edition
Sunday sampler
Who needs a news site when you have a network?
The lessons of Vine and media disruption
When starting from zero in journalism go for a niche site serving a narrow news interest well
In 1994 we would not have advised beginners in journalism: start your own trade magazine! Here in 2014 I do advise something like that. My colleague Lisa Wil...
The Way We Live Now
Charging for journalism – crowdfunder SA Mathieson’s experience
If you assumed that the future of journalism would only be free (or at least advertiser-funded), says SA Mathieson, you're wrong. In a guest post for OJB M...
Sunday sampler
Review and comment on the launch of Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight.com for ESPN.
Not the most experienced editor but he's had an experience other editors have not had. He's successfully said to the U.S press: 'Current practices could be b...
Fund an investigative project – and get analytics for free?
Lyra McKee is a brave young woman. Not (just) because of her investigation into the murder of a Northern Ireland politician - but because of her decision t...
Interview: president of IRPI Cecilia Anesi talks about secure leaks platform IRPILeaks
Last year the Investigative Reporting Italian Project (IRPI) introduced a platform for Italian and international whistleblowers, the first of its kind in the...
The Most Exciting Sentence I've Read This Decade…
Inequality Kills. Policy Drives Inequality. Elections Matter
I Didn't Know The FSM Loved TBogg This Much…
Walking the public opinion tightrope
Early reception of a celebrity-packed Showtime documentary demonstrates the difficulty of engaging audiences on climate change
OnEarth eliminates print
The science mag's editors say sticking to digital will allow them to devote more resources to environmental journalism
No, Ebola is not spreading to the US
Some news orgs jumped on an outbreak as a chance to spread unlikely hype
The IPCC presser was livestreamed, but those present still got the best stories
Digital connection can only get reporters so far
Polar Bears 'R' Us
The latest edition of a UN report makes a media-ready case for the imminent dangers of climate change
The banality of 'What We Know' about climate change
Can a "boring" AAAS report change the global warming conversation?
FiveThirtyEight's disappointing science section
Science journalism could use an infusion of analysis, but FiveThirtyEight isn't yet doing it rigorously or objectively
Americans learn about science from the internet; Brits watch TV
Two surveys of public attitudes towards science reveal national differences
How an algorithm helped the LAT scoop Monday's quake
Everyone, that is, except those desk-diving anchors
Strange bedfellows: Climate change deniers, newspapers partner in a FOIA fight
Public information laws have forged an unlikely team in Penn State climate scientist Michael Mann's quest to keep his emails private
The end of obesity, sort of
On the heels of a White House media blitz, two contrasting press releases reveal a misleading story
To revitalize journalism, give it away
That's the approach of Mosaic, a new science site that's affixing a Creative Commons license to its longform
Bridging the print-Web divide
How OnEarth makes environmental longform work--for the internet
The persuasive power of the press release
Is printing a press release an automatic ethical lose for the Washington Post
A new 'micro-publication' for deep environmental and tech reporting
Climate Confidential needs 800 subscribers by March 6 to come to fruition
COM 589: COMMUNICATION, CULTURE & THE ENVIRONMENT (SPRING 2014)
COMM 589 COMMUNICATION, CULTURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT (Formerly titled “Sustainability Communication) Spring 2014 Mondays | 8:55AM " 11...
Greenwire on Obama's Strategy to Morally Stigmatize Conservatives Who Dismiss Climate Change
Last week I spoke with Elana Schor of Greenwire about the Obama White House and Organizing for America's strategy to pre-empt efforts by conservatives to und...
American University Doctoral Students Investigate Media, Technology and Democracy
This Fall, a new cohort of 5 doctoral students will be joining the School of Communication at American University, embarking on a 3 year course of study that...
BC Canada's The Tyee Magazine on Bill McKibben and Building a Broader Climate Movement
At  The Tyee  this week, a terrific non-profit online magazine covering news, culture and solutions as they relate to British Columbia and beyond, Geof...
Why Google's Support for James Inhofe Is Not Only Morally Wrong, But Bad for Business
In 2011, as a Google Science Communication fellow, I spent several days with other scientists and academics at the company’s headquarters learning about n...
The Hill Newspaper on Obama's Climate Change Messaging
This past week at The Hill newspaper, Ben Geman analyzed President Obama's speech on climate change, highlighting remarks from environmentalists who welcome ...
Debating Bioethics Openly: Taking Advantage of Major Events to Engage the Public
In the July issue of The Scientist magazine, my colleague Declan Fahy and I contributed a commentary discussing the need for scientists and ethicists to en...
The Opponent: How Bill McKibben Changed Environmental Politics and Took on the Oil Patch
For the May/ June issue of Canada’s Policy Options magazine, I contributed an article adapted from my Spring 2013 Shorenstein Center paper examining ...
At New Scientist Magazine, Assessing the UK Government's Goal of Changing the Conversation About Food Biotechnology
At the New Scientist magazine last week, I was asked to provide an analysis of UK environment minister Owen Paterson’s announcement that his government w...
Harvard Shorenstein Paper on "Nature's Prophet: Bill McKibben as Journalist, Public Intellectual and Activist"
In a  paper released today by Harvard University , I analyze the career of writer-turned-activist Bill McKibben and his impact over the past 20 years on...