Recommended Reading: Heartbleed Edition
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
How to Send Us Files More Securely
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
Innovation Showcase 2014
Candidates vying to replace retiring House members raised big bucks in first quarter
New Jersey businessman Tom MacArthur raised the most money this quarter among House candidates, but a $2 million loan to his own campaign is what ...
A look at the state of local public media via Localore
http:/ / www.niemanlab.org/ 2013/ 08/ airs-localore-is-putting-down-roots-and-trying-to-build-a-more-networked-public-media/ ?relatedstory
Guns, gays, Hillary Clinton and Ben Carson: political fundraising reflects polarized USA
A Republican gay rights group is one of the super PACs that raised the most money during the first quarter of this year thanks to Republican finan...
Today in #OpenGov 4/16/2014
Keep reading for today's look at #OpenGov news, events and analysis including the importance of routine leaks, fighting lobbying secrecy in Europe, and buil...
A new way to look at housing prices: NYT's shows what a buck will buy
Forbes publishes 'Curbing Cars', an EBook by Micki Maynard
Sunlight and allies talk FARA reform with the Department of Justice
For all of the Foreign Agents Registration Act’s strengths, it can be a bummer. It requires more substantial disclosure from lobbyists taking foreign mone...
Some news orgs are killing comments, but not just because their commenters are terrible at being humans
http:/ / digiday.com/ publishers/ comments-sections/
Paying for news by filling a need: Lessons from Austin’s Digital News Revenue Summit
https:/ / twitter.com/ jbatsell
Why is our tax code so lame? Or, what we can learn from Caterpillar and Dave Camp
Today being tax day, it’s a good time to take a few moments to reflect on some of the pathologies of the U.S. tax code and why they are not likely to chan...
Today in #OpenGov 4/15/2014
Keep reading for today's look at #OpenGov news, events and analysis including Hillary, Martin O'Malley, and Nigerian contracting corruption. National News ...
So just why is 4/20 a day to celebrate pot .. and other marijuana stories ideas
INNovation fund backs eight projects from news nonprofits with an eye towards sustainability
A public radio app that aggregates user-generated content, a food education night with a tasting menu, and a WordPress tool that helps track the influence of...
“Not white. Not male. Fast”: John Cook addresses what’s happening and who they’re looking for at The Intercept
https:/ / twitter.com/ johnjcook
What’s the return on investment for news video? Tow looks at strategies in 125 newsrooms across the country
http:/ / videonow.towcenter.org/ about.html
What are the kinds of legal problems online publishers run into today? Here’s an analysis
What are the biggest legal issues affecting online news organizations, large and small? One group that has a unique perspective on that question is Harvard's...
Money Monday: Making sense sense of the financial advice industry
Religious but not Mormon? The church-owned Deseret News considers you a growth market
http:/ / www.deseretnews.com/ aboutus#about
Today in #OpenGov 4/14/2014
Keep reading for today's look at #OpenGov news, events and analysis including inspectors general, Google's influence game, and corruption in the water. Nat...
USA Today's Charisse Jones on tackling business travel writing
Tow Center Releases Report on Video Now
Boston: the tale of two open data policies
Boston's Open Data Portal, https:/ / data.cityofboston.gov/ Open data policies have been popping up around the country quickly lately, but the 24-hour t...
Transparency fail: Obama committee provides donor list but prohibits publication
Image credit: Pixabay Organizing for Action, the political non-profit that morphed out of President Barack Obama's campaign committee, released ...
The Week in Politwoops: a selfie with Steubenville students, a backpack full of money and more
Image via ...
Connecting place to product: Nikki Usher’s new report on the physical shifts of digital newsrooms
http:/ / towcenter.org/ postindustrial-newsrooms/
This Week in Review: Vox and the wonk boom, and Comcast defends its TWC merger plans
http:/ / www.politico.com/ magazine/ story/ 2014/ 04/ is-there-a-wonk-bubble-105473.html#.U0aj9vldUkJ
Tow Center Presents 'State of Video' on Monday, April 14, 2014
Mainstreaming climate change: The most important issue of our age
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
Remembering Bill Coperthwaite
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...
Message to the International Civil Rights Museum: Stop digging
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...
An open letter to UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt, Part III
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…
Oklahoma, Jake
“I don’t do maths”: how j-schools teach statistics to journalists
Teresa Jolley reports from a conference for teaching statistics to journalism students I am not a great 'numbers' person, but even I was surprised by the att...
Tonight! 'Net Radio: Me and Eileen Pollack on 'Why Are There Still So Few Women In Science'
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
The Daily Beast suggests Philip Seymour Hoffman should've kicked addiction with fatherhood
The piece neglects to incorporate how addiction works
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...