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...
Fact-checking comes to the Amazon Echo
Lessons from our first experiment with pop-up fact-checking
Duke students track the facts in this debate ‘live slog’
Reporters’ Lab to experiment with pop-up fact-checking durin...
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
Searching for Feelings — An Intern Works on Topic and Sentim...
Summer Intern Report: Prototyping an Improved Search Query W...
Design Thinking for Media That Matters
Girls Who Code Visit The New York Times
The Future of the Past: Modernizing the New York Times Archi...
Why The New York Times is Working With Matter
A New Way to Keep an Eye on Who Represents You in Congress
Our Tagged Ingredients Data is Now on GitHub
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Pushing to kill regulations (and weaken fair use), the newsp...
President-elect Trump and journalists may be at odds with each other on most fronts these days, but there’s one area where the new administration and the new...
Two new polls try to see how Americans are dealing with fake...
Two new polls are trying to shed light on how Americans view and respond to fake news. Not surprisingly, the results of both reveal how incredibly far this p...
5 Social Media Basics for Business Journalists
Must-Read Money Stories for Wednesday, Dec. 7
Stat launches a $299/year subscription with original content...
Stat, The Boston Globe’s health and medicine site, has spent the better part of its first year intensely focused on audience and editorial growth. What start...
The Raleigh Agenda is shutting down
The local news site Raleigh Agenda said on Monday that it was shutting down after just four months of operation. The site was the second North Carolina local...
Hot Pod: Macmillan’s new network shows how podcasts can be a...
Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue ninety-nine, published December 6, 2016. Midroll’s new executive hires: Korri Kolesa is the ne...
Career Q&A: “The Panama Papers” Bastian Obermayer
Must-Read Money Stories for Tuesday, Dec. 6
Digital-native outlets in Europe are more pragmatic than inn...
Digital-native news outlets in Europe tend to be more focused on delivering quality journalism than on creating new business models or innovating about ways ...
Newsonomics: The New York Times is setting its sights on 10 ...
“The ambition of having 10 million digital subscribers is possible for us,” New York Times CEO Mark Thompson said Monday afternoon at the annual UBS Global M...
Josh Topolsky’s The Outline officially launches and it burns...
If you were confused what The Outline, the ambitious new digital media project from The Verge and Bloomberg veteran Josh Topolsky, was supposed to be (or loo...
Voice of San Diego is spearheading a team to help other smal...
For readers, paying for a membership to a news organization means more than getting a branded thank-you tchotchke once in a while. For a news organization, t...
Must-Read Money Stories for Monday, Dec. 5
Finding Data on Exported Goods Through Export.gov
With VuHaus, public music stations hope collaboration will b...
In the digital era, public radio’s music stations need to stop seeing each other as rivals, and start thinking of each other as potential partners. That’s Ro...
Could email newsletters be a partial solution to magazine co...
When Marc Weisblott launched Twelve Thirty Six, “Toronto’s lunchtime tabloid,” about a year and a half ago, it was really an experiment — a “fairly eccentric...
Self-Storage Facts to Jump-Start a Business Story
Must-Read Money Stories for Friday, Dec. 2
Study: Fox and CNN are the top news brands for smartphone al...
How many news alerts will you tolerate on your smartphone’s lockscreen? Which organizations do you get them from? And what types of alerts do you prefer? “Ne...
Coda Story, focused on deep dives around single themes, is n...
“One of the conceits we’re totally in opposition to is parachuting into a story without really having our bearings,” says Ilan Greenberg, cofounder and one o...
The premise of Jim VandeHei’s new media venture: People who ...
One problem with journalism now: It’s “too damn long,” Jim VandeHei, the cofounder of Politico, told Recode’s Kara Swisher Wednesday night. His new media ven...
INN, LION, and IRE get $455,000 in new funding from Knight F...
The Knight Foundation on Thursday said it was giving a total of $455,000 to three journalism groups to launch new initiatives that are meant to improve journ...
Must-Read Money Stories for Thursday, Dec. 1
A Beginner’s Guide to Reporting on Energy
Reuters built its own algorithmic prediction tool to help it...
When it comes to automating the process of spotting breaking news, solving one problem can create several more. Reuters discovered this firsthand over the pa...
The Tulsa Frontier is ditching its pricey paywall and becomi...
The Tulsa Frontier launched in 2015 in an attempt to take a different approach to local news. The Oklahoma investigative news site was a for-profit outlet be...
Hot Pod: Should Apple become a more useful middleman for the...
Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue ninety-seven, published November 29, 2016. Ken Doctor on the role Apple should play. The media...
Twice the FOIA fun: MuckRock bulks up its records request re...
Nonprofit FOIA site MuckRock announced Tuesday that it is officially taking over the records request tool FOIA Machine. FOIA Machine, funded through foundati...
Quartz launches its Bot Studio with $240K from Knight, and p...
Quartz is betting big on bots. The Atlantic Media-owned outlet is getting a $240,000 grant from the Knight Foundation to launch Quartz Bot Studio, a group fo...
Knowing fascism when you see it; or, If the jackboot fits — ...
Knowing fascism when you see it; or, If the jackboot fits — ...
The media and Trump
People are policy — and Trump’s people are poison
How to Find and Support Trustworthy Journalism
You go to war with the president-elect you have
… but no one will do anything about the stolen presidential ...
The presidential election was stolen
On a train we never wanted to board, en route to a place we ...
Oh, and about your “protest vote” …
Jay Rosen on what the media missed, and me on what we need t...
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?
P E R S O N A L   N E W S
Seriously, when did we start calling new job news “personal news” and why? It’s professional news. It’s just me, getting a new job. Personal news is “we adop...
Elsewhere, recently, blogging
Remember when I remembered blogging? Hard to believe that was almost four months ago, but there it is. Meanwhile… Here’s what I did after I posted that real ...
BEYOND THE NUMBERS: MEDIA DIVERSITY AND LOCAL NEWS
Moral Action in Trump’s America
My online journalism Masters course is changing its name. He...
My MA in Online Journalism has a new name: the MA in Multiplatform and Mobile Journalism. It’s still a course all about finding, publishing and distributing ...
Because Every Now And Then It’s Good To Stop And Look At Som...
Sunday sampler
If You Don’t Know Who The Patsy At The Table Is, It’s You Pa...
See all the presentations from Data Journalism UK 2016
If you enjoyed the first Data Journalism UK conference on November 22, or followed from afar, I’ve gathered together all the presentations from the day on a ...
7 platforms who became publishers in 2016
If there was always a suspicion that it would happen eventually, this year it was confirmed: in 2016 platforms from Facebook to Snapchat, Twitter to Tumblr, ...
How the BBC England data unit scraped airport noise complain...
BBC England Data Unit’s Daniel Wainwright tried to explain basic web scraping at this year’s Data Journalism Conference but technical problems got in the way...
Lou Knew
Do Not Be Distracted By What The Shitgibbon Says. Pay Attent...
If You Don’t Know Who The Patsy At The Table Is, Dear Trumpk...
Sunday sampler
It Was Supposed to Make Us Smarter
There comes a moment every semester in my class MED130 Fundamentals of Media Convergence (because we couldn’t think of anything else to call it) when I tell ...
Telegram launches chat-optimised format – and an anonymous C...
Chat app Telegram was ahead of the curve on bots – has it just kicked off another race to create chat-optimised publishing formats? Instant View, launched ov...
WASF, Part ∞
If His Lips Move, He’s Lying…part [n]
Sunday sampler
Time to take Trump literally
A Call for Cooperation Against Fake News
Listen To Someone Who Knows Something About The Shitgibbon’s...
Sunday sampler
Lunacy
Too many election tweets? Some simple Tweetdeck techniques f...
Tonight many journalists will have Tweetdeck or similar social media dashboards ‘tuned in’ to coverage of the US election, typically by creating columns to m...
When chatbots talk about politics: 3 effective approaches
Since the trend is to use Whatsapp or Facebook Messenger rather than downloading new apps, the media is investing in chatbots to engage with the audience. Th...
Vine is gone. Here are 5 great ways it was used for datavis
After Vine’s announcement to discontinue the mobile app in the coming months, Maria Crosas Batista pulled together 5 good stories on data visualisation (firs...
A Quick Interjection in the Silence
Rhetorica, as a site examining media-political rhetoric, remains retired. But I have to call your attention — whatever is left of my readership — to Jay Rose...
Sunday sampler: all election, all the time
Into The Whole New Thing
As I’ve mentioned earlier, I dipped my toes into the whole documentary film-making thing about two and a half years ago when I began the Downtown project and...
5 data visualisation tips from Andy Kirk and Cole Nussbaumer...
Data visualisation experts Andy Kirk and Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic – judges in this year’s Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2016 – have given OJB 5 tips ...
Those Android Trump tweets: David Robinson on using text dat...
Data scientist David Robinson was behind one of the most striking data stories of this US election season, when his analysis of Donald Trump tweets appeared ...
Anne Hull is leaving The Washington Post
Anne Hull, a five-time Pulitzer Prize finalist who won the award in 2008 for coverage of the poor care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, is leaving The Was...
ProPublica expands to Chicago
Chicago politicians will have one more reason to look over their shoulders in 2017. The city's history of political corruption and high crime rates have long...
Front pages show the 75th anniversary of an infamous day
For the 75th anniversary of the bombing at Pearl Harbor, newspapers around the country shared images and stories many Americans no longer remember for themse...
New project looks at the biggest stories from the smallest n...
Every year, Nigel Jaquiss gets calls from college students who want to talk to him about his Pulitzer Prize for their class projects. It's been more than a d...
86 pieces of journalism wisdom published in the month since ...
It’s been a month. In the days since the election, a number of articles have been written about the lessons journalists can take from the presidential campai...
Vice Media smartly documents Obama’s 8-year brawl with the G...
Good morning. Here's our daily summary of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. "This s...
Lydia Polgreen is The Huffington Post’s new editor in chief
Lydia Polgreen, the editorial director of NYT Global at The New York Times, will be The Huffington Post's next editor in chief. She follows Huffington Post f...
After less than a year, Raleigh Agenda is closing down
Raleigh Agenda, the news site founded by local media entrepreneur Ted Williams, announced this afternoon that it's closing. "It's personally and professional...
Dallas Morning News continues newsroom pizza chain with cook...
There's a well-documented tradition of journalists sending pizza to their colleagues in other cities amid big, breaking news. It happened in Boston, Baltimor...
Poynter announces additions to National Advisory Board
Poynter on Tuesday announced six new additions to its National Advisory board, the group of journalists who help the institute fulfill its mission of advanci...
Why scientists often hate records requests
The shadow side of sunlight laws
James Hamblin: A fresh perspective for health journalism
The Atlantic editor has accumulated a loyal following with his video series "If Our Bodies Could Talk"
Is national media ignoring local science fraud?
Instances are being covered as local stories rather than as data points in a national narrative
Database may uncover conflicts of interest for TV doctors
Free lunches, paid speaking gigs free drug samples are often not disclosed by media physicians
The Texas school board isn't as powerful as you think
Its textbook clout has waned but reporters are still writing as though it hasn't
Will radio save science journalism?
WNYC will soon have a new health unit
Climate change coverage at a crossroads in Australia
Conservative news outlets News Corp and Fairfax Media tend to control the message
A digital transformation for Science
In transitioning to a new magazine model, the publication's challenges are familiar
BP's aggressive PR strategy obfuscates facts
The company's flack blurs lines between journalism and company mission
Why media probably shouldn't name Ebola victims
Ebola's made its American sufferers famous--but what do we gain with personal details?
Here's how to produce strong Ebola stories
The most effective coverage of the first American case has stemmed from the steady hands of experienced--and highly credible--federal medical leaders as well...
Has climate change become a business story?
The cost of brushing science aside
The media's growing interest in how animals think
The more divorced we become from animals in our daily lives, the more we want to look at them online
A long-time science reporter wrote a questionable book on ge...
The case of Nicholas Wade and reporting on a lively field with a dishonorable past
The newest tool in teaching about climate change: the weathe...
A South Carolina pilot project expands