With data from Google News, this new tool makes it easier fo...
Are hate crimes on the rise? Reliable national-level data isn’t available (though the Center for Investigative Reporting attempts to track domestic terrorism...
The Facebook page of German daily Die Welt will talk to you ...
German daily Die Welt has taken the strategy of countering falsehoods and hate speech with more speech to heart on its Facebook page. It began in the fall of...
Are your Google search results another kind of filter bubble...
Do filter bubbles apply when you do a Google search? The Algorithmed Public Spheres network at Germany’s Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research wanted to f...
Business Stories of the Week: Aug. 18
“The center-right…is the least represented portion of the me...
A new report out of Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet Society shows that, during the 2016 U.S. presidential election, polarization in the media ec...
Tricky Punctuation Tips for Business Writers
Brazil’s Nexo Jornal sticks to its founding principles: Expl...
Brazil is facing a political crisis, and news organizations are facing down a torrent of breaking news as corruption scandals spanning the last several Brazi...
Press Patron is getting readers to pay what they want for ne...
“People say you don’t value journalism because you’re not paying for the model, but I think the issue was they weren’t offered a model that resonated in the ...
One of the big advertising groups is partnering with Digital...
Last May Digital Content Next, a trade organization that represents many of the big digital media companies, launched TrustX, a curated, automated ad-buying ...
Inside, the collection of industry newsletters, continues to...
Email, not Facebook, is the largest social network. That’s the view held by the team behind Inside, a company focused entirely on growing and monetizing its ...
With Facebook Watch, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram hopes to a...
Last week, Facebook launched Watch, its YouTube-like video destination, with a cadre of big-name partners, including Mashable, Quartz, and Business Insider. ...
Survive and Thrive in a Shrinking Newsroom, Part 4
New York City makes the claim that it’s the podcast capital ...
Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue 132, published August 15, 2017. Another daily news podcast TK. Got this email yesterday: Vox M...
Newsonomics: Lessons for the news media from Charlottesville...
It’s a new unexpectedly raw moment in America. We find ourselves still able to be stunned, and that in and of itself is stunning given the rapid-fire explosi...
The AP makes the case that its wire stories overall do bette...
The Associated Press sends its stories off to more than 14,000 member newsrooms around the world, where they’re repackaged and shared from those newsrooms’ o...
How to Access the Web’s Hidden Riches
Alaska’s largest news site (which previously bought Alaska’s...
Alaska Dispatch News — Alaska’s largest news site, which in 2014 acquired Alaska’s largest newspaper, the Anchorage Daily News, from McClatchy — is filing fo...
“OK, I need to do something about this”: The Uncharted Journ...
What if you got so fed up with the problems of funding journalism that you just got a bunch of people together and decided to fund it yourself? That’s what P...
A survey of independent media in the South asks if “movement...
Civic journalism, advocacy journalism, engagement journalism: All are buzzwords in the industry right now, particularly as the Internet allows groups underre...
Financials in a Flash: An Introduction to Balance Sheets, Pa...
Remember that Norwegian site that made readers take a quiz b...
When my former colleague Joseph Lichterman wrote about a Norwegian news organization that makes readers pass a quiz on the article before they can comment on...
There is a darker side of Westerners writing about foreign f...
“The unflattering light of conventional eastern European stereotypes.” Let’s not pretend we’re being completely neutral when we write about foreign fake news...
Business Stories of the Week: Aug. 11
The Atlantic, Business Insider, Quartz, and Mashable are amo...
Facebook’s ongoing ambitions to push into video have been belied by a single uncomfortable truth: most people don’t go to Facebook expressly to watch video. ...
The Shawnee Mission Post sees success in a new formula: Payw...
When Jay Senter decided to pull the trigger on launching a paywall for his local news site the Shawnee Mission Post in northeast Kansas, to say that he was n...
Mozilla fights misinformation with a new program (and some h...
A lot of research into fake news thus far has focused on the spread of content on social media platforms (namely Twitter) or has put people into research set...
Story Jump-Start: Health Savings Accounts
TechDirt, sued by the lawyer who fought Gawker, gets $250,00...
TechDirt is being sued for $15 million by the infamous self-proclaimed “inventor of email” Shiva Ayyadurai, who is represented by lawyer Charles Harder. In t...
Journalism Educator’s Symposium 2017
After a strenuous year of rethinking its mission, the Maynar...
For the past year, the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education has been renovating the organization from the ground up through a major “Maynard ...
“Be nice to me or I won’t support impeachment.”
Trump assumes the chancellorship
What I would like to do on my summer vacation
The best election money can steal
American Gulag
Grounds for impeachment
What colleges and universities DON’T owe would-be speakers
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
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
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?
Sunday sampler, eclipse edition
Stray Thoughts and Mental Misdemeanors
Sunday sampler
Got a new laptop? Here’s how to maintain your privacy from t...
When you get a new laptop – with no cookies on it! – it’s a great opportunity to start afresh and protect your privacy online by default. As I recently got a...
10 principles for data journalism in its second decade
In 2007 Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel published The Elements of Journalism. With the concept of ‘journalism’ increasingly challenged by the fact that anyone...
Eclipses Make People Crazy, Daniel Defoe Edition
Sunday sampler
Darkness At Noon (Well, A Little After 10 a.m. From Where I’...
Computational thinking and the next wave of data journalism
In this second extract from a forthcoming book chapter I look at the role that computational thinking is likely to play in the next wave of data journalism —...
The next wave of data journalism?
In the first of three expanded extracts from a forthcoming book chapter on ‘The next wave of data journalism’ I outline some of the ways that data journalism...
This Has The Makings Of An Enjoyable Day…
Unleashed Cops
Lest We Forget (End of the American Century Update)
The fading roar of the presses
I have been letting this blog fade rather significantly since my retirement from teaching journalism, but a friend’s post on Facebook about the closing down ...
How to: create a treemap in Tableau
Treemaps are a great alternative to pie charts when you want to tell a story about the composition of something: whereas pie charts can be limiting, treemaps...
Podcast: Data journalism: More important than ever?
I took part in a BBC Academy podcast about data journalism last week, along with The Guardian’s Helena Bengtsson and the BBC’s Daniel Wainwright and John Wal...
It’s Baaaaacccckkkk (Sort Of, Maybe)
A Modest Proposal
His campaign to discredit the press is a permanent feature o...
It’s all they know. They aren’t prepared for anything else. The post His campaign to discredit the press is a permanent feature of Trump’s political style ap...
Sunday sampler
Sunday sampler
Village Idiot: Somewhere, A Pig Wants Its Skin Back
Data journalism on radio, audio and podcasts
In a previous post I talked about how data journalism stories are told in different ways on TV and in online video. I promised I’d do the same for audio and ...
Here’s the thinking behind my new MA in Data Journalism
A few weeks ago I announced that I was launching a new MA in Data Journalism, and promised that I would write more about the thinking behind it. Here, then, ...
Why the White House daily briefing is in such trouble.
"Wake up: Trump is not trying to win the support of anyone who is not naturally aligned with him." The post Why the White House daily briefing is in such tro...
It’s Working. Let’s Work More
Data journalism in broadcast news and video: 27+ examples to...
The best-known examples of data journalism tend to be based around text and visuals — but it’s harder to find data journalism in video and audio. Ahead of th...
Sunday sampler
Facebook launch a new safety for journalists initiative – bu...
Facebook has launched a new initiative in partnership with a number of journalism organisations to help journalists “protect their accounts and themselves on...
Sunday sampler, Father’s Day edition
[quiet or unk]
American Prospect editor: I’m honored Bannon chose me for ‘s...
Bob Kuttner felt a distinct sense of honor Sunday as the press remained in hyper Bannon analysis mode. The frequently sleepy days of August predictably morph...
Google is reportedly working on subscription tools for publi...
Google on Friday became the latest tech giant to begin rolling out tools to help publishers recruit subscribers. The initiative, which is three-pronged, is b...
This 23-year-old asks the White House tough questions for on...
Trey Yingst was born during the Clinton administration, and he's covering Trump's. When the White House holds press briefings, the 23-year-old is often among...
Live from a fainting goat farm, a cruise ship, an airplane: ...
Whether you're ready for Monday's total solar eclipse or just ready for it to be over, major news organizations around the U.S. are ready to cover it. Here's...
The story behind Steve Bannon’s surprise (and fatal) call to...
Call it "Mooch II" (absent the profanity). Out of the blue, journalist-academic Robert Kuttner got a surprise call from Steve Bannon, the controversial White...
Want to make your next video go viral? Follow these 7 tips
It seems like everyone is pivoting to video these days. But what are some best practices for news outlets that want to publish exclusively on social media? A...
Days after Charlottesville, magazines depict President Trump...
President Trump's response to racial unrest in Charlottesville was provocative fodder for illustrators at major magazines this week. Both The Economist and T...
How courageous journalists of the last century stood up to t...
The Pulitzer Prizes are never a perfect measure of great journalism in a particular era, but they remain a good place to start. On matters of race, the Prize...
This tool will help you and your audience cover the total so...
Your maps and guides are all ready. Your reporters and photographers are prepared for the big day. But have you thought about including your audience in cove...
Mic lays off 25 staffers in pivot to video
MTV News did it. Vocativ did it. Now it's Mic's turn. The millennial-focused digital news publisher announced on Thursday that it was laying off 25 staffers ...