Workshop Recap: Where to Find Economic Data
Companies will be able to push more marketing at you in Goog...
Google has introduced a beta product that lets some publishers (as well as “small businesses” and “political candidates”) upload posts directly to its server...
Must Read Money Stories for Friday, April 29
The Wall Street Journal website — paywalled from the very be...
The Wall Street Journal has (almost) never been free to read online. When the full website — then called the Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition — offici...
Newsonomics: In the platform wars, how well are you armed?
Feel like you are in a social stupor? Facebook getting you down? Have that vague feeling that your website and your mobile apps just aren’t getting the job d...
CNN politics launches a new iOS mobile app focused on the nu...
CNN Politics launched a new iOS app on Thursday dedicated to all the numbers (election results, delegate tracking) driving the 2016 election season coverage....
Wired’s making the long and slow switch to HTTPS and it want...
When it comes to security best practices, most publishers are better at writing about them than actually implementing them. For years, researchers have made ...
The Guardian’s first VR project makes viewers experience the...
The first thing you notice while watching “6×9,” The Guardian’s first VR project, is how spooky solitary confinement is. The virtual segregation cell The Gua...
Reynolds Workshop at IRE: 10 Great Databases You Can Mine fo...
Must Read Money Stories for Thursday, April 28
“Keeping it weird”: BuzzFeed’s ASMR Facebook Live experiment...
“Hello and welcome to BuzzFeed’s ASMR News Now, where we take you on a euphoric journey though the news,” a soothing, almost unsettlingly soft female voice w...
The American Bystander is trying to revive the humor magazin...
On April 21, 1983, the comedy writer Brian McConnachie appeared on Late Night with David Letterman to promote The American Bystander, the comedy magazine he ...
Imagining a newsroom powered by artificial intelligence
How Technology is Changing How We Bank: What Every Reporter ...
Must Read Money Stories for Wednesday, April 27
What Serial community editor Kristen Taylor learned from the...
It was impossible to ignore the first season of Serial in late 2014. The This American Life spinoff podcast was discussed everywhere from Saturday Night Live...
A new podcast from Mic and The Economist aims for a global p...
To Americans, the rise of Donald Trump might feel like a singular historical event, something unpredictable even by the most astute of political observers. (...
What is the NYC Media Ecosystem?
Computational Campaign Coverage with the PollyVote: The data...
Hot Pod: As more podcasts become TV shows, can their founder...
Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue seventy, published April 26, 2016. Adaptation. Let me start by saying this: There are very few...
New Health and Wealth Data: Insights for Journalists
Newsonomics: After Gannett’s $815 million Tribune bid, here ...
How shocking is Gannett’s now-public, hostile move to buy Tribune Publishing for $815 million? Entirely, and then not at all. The news world has lost its com...
Finding Financial Statements and Related Information
The Verge launches Circuit Breaker, a gadget blog-as-Faceboo...
Is Facebook the new RSS? Vox Media’s tech site The Verge is trying something that might answer that question: It’s launching a gadget “blog,” Circuit Breaker...
Must Read Money Stories for Monday, April 25
Must Read Money Stories for Tuesday, April 26
Here are a few details about Fusion’s split with Disney
Disney and Univision’s Fusion deal is no more. The companies said on Thursday that Univision has bought out Disney’s 50 percent stake in the millennial media...
Inspired by “independent YouTubers,” wary of cable, Vox.com ...
Last fall, Vox.com published a video on Syria’s civil war to its YouTube channel, where it’s ended up with nearly 2.5 million views. Vox editor-in-chief Ezra...
Saved you a tap: Gmail’s Inbox now lets you email links to s...
You’ve heard the stat that of the many apps on their phones, most people use only five or fewer. At F8 last week, the platform di tutti platforms announced a...
“People want to see themselves”: Postloudness aims to build ...
The great podcast renaissance is here. The problem, according to James T. Green: It’s mostly white, straight, and male. Green is the cofounder and chief digi...
Happy birthday, Dad
No more copy editors; or, Sue me, please!
Why “Bernie or nothing” will kill us dead
Sure, Jesse Helms could be cordial. So could Reinhard Heydri...
A Puntitled Framework for Evaluating the Quality of Puns
Lessons from The New York Times Super Tuesday hoax: Five way...
Unfortunately, racism probably is more durable than Whiggery...
From Chat Apps to Town Halls: Why More Newsrooms are Designi...
Hasta la vista, baby. And, no, I probably won’t be back.
After last night’s GOP debate, I decided to leave the Republ...
All not-so-quiet on the Oregon front; or, The Tree of Derpit...
The Best Online Journalism and Storytelling of 2015
It’s not you: Political journalism really is broken
Scale vs. Love: The Secret Balancing Act
None dare call it treason. But sedition? Oh, yeah, I’ll go s...
I Have To Push My Own Limits To Let My Kids Find Theirs
ORANGE KITTEH NOT TRUMP WIG
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
Can Old School Low-Power Radio Help Digital Newsrooms Thrive...
How We Are Working with Universities to Strengthen Local Jou...
29 Journalism Sessions Worth Voting for at SXSW
When your big, obnoxious Flash ad doesn’t work and just cras...
Vanity Fair, for when one interstitial is not enough
The coming ad-block apocalypse
Overcoming the wall of links on news homepages
Remember blogging?
Cracks me up. Every time. Not sure how it started, but my top skill of “Top Skills” on LinkedIn is Blogging. Remember blogging? Every now and then someone te...
Words and numbers in journalism: How to tell when your story...
Random Food Prön
What I learned at Jan Willem Tulp’s workshop at Tutki! 2016/...
In a guest post first published on her blog, Maria Crosas Batista sums up the key takeaways from a session at the Nordic investigative journalism conference ...
Hillsborough’s ending, and the story it tells for the next g...
Endings are important: they help us to tell a story that is memorable. This week’s ending is especially important. For the families of those killed in the Hi...
The myth of story quotas
How’s This For A Solution For Mass Incarceration?
Birding While Black
Yes. Yes you can #mrandmrspoole
If you live tweet your wedding it trends, can you really complain when the media co-opt the images? #mrandmrspoole https:/ / t.co/ 0dDdgkmMVG— Adam Smith...
Annals Of Grift, Chapter [n]: “Pastoral Medicine”
The Worst Person in the World
What next? How the news media can respond to losing
You can see the future coming. Original sharing on Facebook has seen a “double-digit decline“; the company is paying media companies and celebrities for live...
Sunday sampler
I’m Not Saying Guns Are A Problem…
Meeting and Exceeding the News Business’ Hiring Needs
Evil Infests Augusta
Appalachia — a view from NPR
Anybody else catch the bits and pieces of “A view from Appalachia” on NPR Morning Edition today? I wasn’t up early enough for the 7:15 live Facebook chat, bu...
10 essential guides to Snapchat, Instagram, Slack, Tumblr, T...
Every so often I come across a particularly useful guide to a social media platform. Below I’ve collected a bunch of them – let me know if you have seen any ...
North Carolina: A remembrance of things past
Sunday sampler
A Kitchen Interlude
FAQ: Can print compete with online?
Another in the FAQ series, this one comes from a Bournemouth University student, and largely focuses on print’s future in the wake of the Independent newspap...
Cut out the middleman and let Facebook’s algorithms do the f...
From Julia Greenberg: “Facebook now tells the industry what matters most, which dictates how resources are spent and what stories are told. Not in a sort of ...
Palate Cleanser
Point And Laugh
An open letter to Warren Buffett
Sunday sampler
Sunday sampler
Feeling my Net age
The Associated Press has announced that on June 1 its AP Stylebook will cease capitalizing Internet and Web. The news on Facebook looked like this, with a go...
Needed course requirement: Media Literacy
How to survive a hackday
When done well hackdays can provide a perfect mix of technical experimentation and editorial nous. I regularly organise them with news organisations as part ...
Anatomy for journalists? Skeletons we should all be able to ...
A couple weeks ago Tony Hirst published a rather wonderful post about what he calls ‘tech anatomy’: in other words the workings “of the computing related stu...
With Select All, New York wants to separate itself on the cr...
The internet isn't hurting for a lack of tech coverage. A quick glance at the rolls of electronic and future-of-media outlets on the news aggregator Techmeme...
This tiny Texas radio station won every RTDNA award in its r...
For the second year in a row, a public radio station in west Texas is the most-awarded small market radio station in the regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. Th...
Station practices for an emergency on live TV
Newsrooms everywhere had reason to cringe watching the unfolding story Thursday at WBFF-TV in Baltimore where a man wearing a costume walked into the station...
Sports editors strike out at AP for missing data
Feeling boxed in by box scores Few items in a newspaper generate more passion than sports agate, namely the dinky type with all sorts of data stashed in the ...
Baltimore TV station evacuated after threats
WBFF in Baltimore was evacuated on Thursday after receiving threats, Christine Boynton reported for the station. News Director Mike Tomko met with the man wh...
Don’t just ask for more money, metrics matter and other less...
When Masuma Ahuja and Sarah Marshall sat down to interview each other about their jobs last year, they introduced us to the idea of experiment land. Ahuja, t...
The New York Times will send Google Cardboard to 300,000 sub...
In May, The New York Times will send Google Cardboard viewers to 300,000 digital-only subscribers who were chosen "based on the duration of their subscriptio...
3 questions to guide your ethical decision-making process
As a journalist, you cannot rely on your institution, your brand or your colleagues to guide you down an ethical path. To build trust with your audience, you...
Media tweets record a stunning fall from grace
Good morning. The ignominy of Dennis Hastert Dennis Hastert, once the Speaker of the House of Representatives, was sentenced to 15 months in prison yesterday...
Just how big will Gannett get?
Gannett's expansion goal is to be the number one news network in the country as measured by ComScore metrics, CEO Bob Dickey told analysts in an earnings con...
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