Order from Chaos: Streamlining Our Tagging Infrastructure
How The New York Times Uses Software To Recognize Members of...
Giving Readers Control: Announcing Two New Options in The Ne...
Reimagining The New York Times Digital Story Experience
The Future of Meta Tag Management for Modern React Developme...
Meet the bot builders: How our student team is automating fa...
Super Tuesdays: Newsroom Programmers Gear Up for the 2018 Mi...
Diversity, Inclusion and Culture: How to Build Great Teams
Cindy Taibi Named Chief Information Officer of The New York ...
Building a Text Editor for a Digital-First Newsroom
Tech & Check Alerts aim to ease the workload of fact-checker...
How We Made The Holiday Gift Guide
Journalists, computer scientists gather for Tech & Check Con...
Fact-checking browser extensions hold promise but need furth...
Fact-checking triples over four years
Pop-up fact-checking app Truth Goggles aims to challenge rea...
What we learned during our experiment with live fact-checkin...
What to expect tonight from FactStream, our live fact-checki...
Want to help us test our fact-checking app during the State ...
Bloomberg editor discusses Greek life at Duke, new book on t...
Bulk Downloads of Congressional Data Now Available
Nonprofit Explorer Update: Full Text of 1.9 Million Records
Keep an Eye On Your State’s Congressional Delegation
How (and Why) We’re Collecting Cook County Jail Data
Authenticating Email Using DKIM and ARC, or How We Analyzed ...
New in Our Congress API: Bill Subjects, Personal Explanation...
New in the Congress API: Congressional Statements and More
Congress API Update
Introducing the Vital Signs API
Learn Data, Design and Code for Journalism. Apply for ProPub...
In Winnipeg, micropayments aren’t generating big money, but ...
It’s been three years since the Winnipeg Free Press introduced pay-by-the-article micropayments to its website. The goal was to find a model that could get p...
Democrats see most news outlets as unbiased. Republicans thi...
Republicans think that almost every news outlet is biased, except for Fox News and The Wall Street Journal. Two reports this week from Knight — one on Americ...
Covering Workers in a Robust Economy
News is sometimes a casualty when Facebook and Twitter try t...
Yesterday, Gizmodo Media’s Splinter published a story that included the cell phone number of Trump advisor Stephen Miller. (“He’s a busy guy, but maybe you c...
The Appeal focuses on an often undercovered aspect of crimin...
The Appeal doesn’t really go for simple stories. Take one example: SESTA/ FOSTA is legislation signed by President Trump aimed at helping to prevent sex tra...
These are the three types of bias that explain all the fake ...
Social media are among the primary sources of news in the U.S. and across the world. Yet users are exposed to content of questionable accuracy, including con...
Here are a few ideas for how funders and publishers can work...
“Solid examples of groundbreaking funding efforts — ones that are both pioneering and effective”? We’ll take it! A Shorenstein Center/ Media Impact Funders ...
Newsonomics: GateHouse’s Mike Reed talks about rolling up Am...
The news shocked long-time newspaper observers two months ago: “Tampa Bay Times to be sold to GateHouse Media in $79M deal.” Had GateHouse devoured yet anoth...
Newsonomics: GateHouse Media thinks services for small local...
GateHouse Media claims to serve 219,000 small- and medium-sized businesses in its hundreds of markets. Like most of its newspaper chain peers, GateHouse expa...
What You Should Know About GDPR
Globally, internet, smartphone, and social media use is ↑, b...
Here are just a few of the global disparities surfaced in a new Pew Research Center report published on Tuesday and covering 39 countries around the world. I...
Could Google’s new podcast app change the way we understand ...
Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue 165, published June 19, 2018. In play. The hope had always been for more. Or, at least, for an...
Americans Are Overestimating Their Retirement Confidence
How to end misogyny in the news industry: An open letter to ...
An epic “manel,” sexist jokes about breasts, and on-stage sexual harassment at the recent World News Congress in Portugal put the gap between acknowledging g...
A look at how foundations are helping the journalism industr...
Foundations across the U.S. are helping journalists watchdog the powerful — but who’s watching the foundations? The state of the journalism industry might be...
Newsonomics: McCormick Media’s back in the Tronc game, as ey...
Since Patrick Soon-Shiong has resolved his “transition issues” with Tronc and has finally taken formal ownership of the Los Angeles Times and the San Diego U...
Business Stories of the Week: June 15, 2018
What news leaders learned at the 2018 Institute for Nonprofi...
The Institute for Nonprofit News held its annual conference in Orlando, Florida, this week and featured two days of speakers trying to share valuable knowled...
With its Facebook Watch news show, Alabama’s Reckon wants to...
We’ve gotten a sense of what local publishers can contribute to some of Facebook’s bigger projects, like Facebook Watch. They’ve shared a documentary on a Te...
There’s a big difference between the number of people who wo...
“The biggest single gap between perception and what people actually see.” The Reuters Digital News Report for 2018 — which we wrote up here — includes big se...
Covering the Commercial Space Industry
Despite concerns about control, news publishers are still pu...
Gather round for this history of the troubled, not totally requited relationship between news publishers and powerful technology companies like Google and Fa...
After years of growth, the use of social media for news is f...
People are becoming disenchanted with Facebook for news. The “Trump bump” appears to be sustaining itself. And younger people are more likely to donate money...
In the U.S., the left trusts the mainstream media more than ...
As Facebook moves to privilege “broadly trusted” sources in its News Feed, our research — more of which you’ll find in this year’s Reuters Digital News Repor...
For the World Cup, livestreamed online video is threatening ...
Nearly as many people plan to watch this summer’s World Cup via livestreamed video as on regular ol’ live TV, a new study out today from the Interactive Adve...
“Did you even READ the piece?” This startup wants to make th...
Let’s be honest: Are you going to read this or skim this? In a land of feeds, tidbits, and bullet points, readers don’t often get to the end of a piece — let...
Civil promises that you don’t have to care about blockchain ...
In the future, all of our news will come from and be about blockchain; at least, I assume that’s true, based on the number of pitches that I’ve received over...
What Journalists Need to Know About Password Managers
A definitive playbook: How to DIY a local nonprofit news out...
A decade ago, if you decided to create your own nonprofit news outlet to focus on local issues, you were largely operating without a playbook as an early ent...
Grow the pie: Podcast revenue seems to be growing fast enoug...
Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue 164, published June 12, 2018. Expanding pie. The Interactive Advertising Bureau has released i...
The crying of the lambs
Some stuff matters more than manners
Friday Random 10, Saturday Night Edition
Friday Random 10
About face
Thought for the day
Hasta la vista, Zuckerberg
God, how much would these people whine if they’d LOST?
Who ya got?
The kids are alright; or, finally getting some common-sense ...
Three books that changed my mind in the past three months
I’ve been trying to read more. Books. Not just staring at my phone. Unless there’s a book on it! I read a decent percentage of Stephenson’s Baroque Cycle tha...
Crisis, opportunity, Jung, and Skinner
I posted something on this blog a few days ago. That's become an exceedingly rare event. This blog has been largely dormant for a very long time. And with go...
20 Of The Best Nonprofit News Stories Of 2017
Thirteen lucky years
I woke this morning with a need to write. There's nothing unusual about that. I wake most mornings with a need to write. But what was unexpected today was th...
An update on the reading list you assigned me in March 2012
Storify is over. I’m old enough to remember working for a startup that built tools to curate social media posts into news articles before Storify did a much,...
The Future Of America’s Free Press Is In Our Hands
For the people
I’m starting a new job today as an Enterprise Growth Engineer on the WordPress VIP team at Automattic. I’m a little bit excited. If you know me at all, you k...
Telling the story of metrics inside your news organization
I’m presenting this at a Poynter event called Measuring Journalism on Nov. 10, 2017. My slides are available here, but I needed some blogging exercise, too. ...
Why Quality Journalism Matters When We Talk About Honoring V...
Election Day in Cheltenham
News Match Launches With $3 Million in Matching Funds for No...
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 ...
Introducing the CJ Workbench
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
Designing data journalism courses: reflections on a decade o...
In this second extract from a commentary for Asia Pacific Media Educator I reflect on the lessons learned from a decade of teaching dedicated data journalism...
Why I Laugh at Millennials
I’m a Baby Boomer. And I’m an admirer of the theory of generational personality developed by William Strauss and Neil Howe. Add one more thing: I’m a fan of ...
Big Lies, Small Lies, and Child Abuse
The government is telling lies about its abuse of children on the southern border. Like any fallacy, logical or otherwise, this tactic can certainly be emplo...
Teaching data journalism — fast and slow
I’ve now been teaching data journalism for over a decade — from one-off guest classes at universities with no internal data journalism expertise, to entire c...
Sunday sampler, Father’s Day edition
Thank You, Craig
Sunday sampler
In journalism, caring about who wins
“Amateur Hour:” Brendan Marks and participatory journalism
3 concepts from archive studies that every data journalist s...
Some useful frameworks for judging data from archival field outlined by @JamesLowryRAI at #datajustice18 in relation to Kenyan open data – including provenan...
My other damn book(s)
In keeping with Dave Winer’s (scripting.com) occasional reminders to write things outside of Facebook, where non-facebookers can read them, and taking inspir...
The front page still matters, part 2
GEN Summit: AI’s breakthrough year in publishing
This week’s GEN Summit marked a breakthrough moment for artificial intelligence (AI) in the media industry. The topic dominated the agenda of the first two d...
Sunday sampler
The value of a journalism school education
This is what I learned after teaching chatbots to journalist...
In a guest post for OJB Maria Crosas points out three main takeaways that newsrooms should consider when aiming for a complete chatbot experience.  Over the ...
This Twitter hack can help journalists to check what a group...
Want to see what your Twitter timeline would've looked like 10 years ago today, if you followed all the same people you do now? https:/ / t.co/ 41a6iQcYhc...
Thank you, Secretary Clinton
Sunday sampler
Why does CNN continue to have Kellyanne Conway on?
There was an exchange on "Reliable Sources" today that stands as a reveal. The post Why does CNN continue to have Kellyanne Conway on? appeared first on Pre...
Sunday sampler
How to: uncover Excel data only revealed by a drop-down menu...
Sometimes an organisation will publish a spreadsheet where only a part of the full data is shown when you select from a drop-down menu. In order to get all t...
Notes from my graduation address
When the President’s own lawyer pictures him a grifter
We should resist the term "strategy" for Trump's egoistic maneuvering. There is none. But there may be a new fact pattern. The post When the President’s own ...
I will be studying German pressthink in Berlin this summer.
What are the common sense ideas about the role of the press that almost all German journalists take for granted? The post I will be studying German pressthi...
What savvy journalists say when they are minimizing Trump’s ...
To the uninitiated it may look like a fight. Actually, it's a dance, they tell us. The post What savvy journalists say when they are minimizing Trump’s hate ...
These 11 journalists will go in search of a “networked” mode...
"People with knowledge to share, skills to lend, or time to invest should be able to join a reporter’s beat— and become a member of it." The post These 11 jo...
Wanted: MA Data Journalism applicants to work with Haymarket...
One of the industry partners for the MA in Data Journalism is Haymarket Automotive (What Car?, PistonHeads and Autocar) — we’re now inviting applications fro...
Britain does a great job of opening its data, except for wha...
Journalist SA Mathieson has used open data in Britain to put together an impressive new ebook. In a guest post for OJB he looks at the country’s strengths wh...
What’s Wrong With This Picture?