Things We Read This Week
Things We Read this Week
New in Our Congress API: Bill Subjects, Personal Explanation...
All In a Week’s Work — How We Tackled the Five Day Sprint Pr...
Things We Read This Week
Heroes or hacks: The partisan divide over fact-checking
A Look at Apollo, From a Relay Perspective
Introducing the New Open Blog
Designing a Faster, Simpler Workflow to Build and Share Anal...
Why Having a Diverse Team Will Make Your Products Better
Headline Balancing Act
New in the Congress API: Congressional Statements and More
Congress API Update
Teaching data journalism in developing countries: lessons fr...
Introducing the Vital Signs API
International fact-checking gains ground, Duke census finds
[VIDEO] Reporters’ Lab students test Share the Facts skill o...
Want to test FactPopUp? Here’s how to install and use the fa...
Quick and Statistically Useful Validation of Page Performanc...
Improved version of FactPopUp, our real-time fact-checking t...
Learn Data, Design and Code for Journalism. Apply for ProPub...
ProPublica’s on IFTTT
Civio and transparency in Spain: “We fight for public access...
Civio y el poder de la transparencia: “Luchamos por el libre...
Sunlight Labs Takeover Update
Fact-checkers’ reach keeps growing around the globe
Presenting Hell and High Water VR
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 ...
Google News launches a streamlined redesign that gives more ...
Google on Tuesday launched a redesigned desktop version of Google News that introduces a more streamlined design, highlights fact checking, and offers users ...
The Toronto Star, “surprised by low numbers,” is shutting do...
The Toronto Star announced on Monday that, “after much research,” it’s shutting down Star Touch, the expensive ($23 million invested!) tablet-only app it lau...
With a revamped CityLab, The Atlantic is making a bigger bet...
For The Atlantic, niche media doesn’t have to mean small business. CityLab, The Atlantic’s site focused on urban development and innovation, is getting a big...
In PRI’s Studio 360, Slate gets its first podcast that’s als...
Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue 125, published June 27, 2017. Just announced: PRI’s Studio 360 is moving to Slate. Wait, what?...
Trying to write a killer headline for social? Here are some ...
Jostling for readers for your listicle on Facebook? Aim for the number “10” in your headline. Trying to promote a story on Twitter? Emotion-based appeals pop...
2-Minute Tip: Earnings Per Share and Share Price
Class is still a taboo topic in the U.S. The Guardian’s ambi...
These things are facts: As local newspapers die out, most American journalism jobs left are increasingly concentrated on the coasts, where major publications...
“An international audience and a local audience”: How Fusion...
When Donald Trump was elected president, many media outlets in coastal cities were in disbelief. They sought electoral reasoning in the Rust Belt, the South,...
Verizon shows Yahoo News Digest, a finite news app, the door...
The Yahoo News Digest, a modern relic of the ancient time of finite news (a.k.a. a newspaper), is being sent to the app graveyard. The brainchild of a Britis...
5-Minute Survey: What Do You Want to Know About Digital Jour...
Do you trust the news, or do you trust your news? In the U.S...
“Only Hungary has a bigger gap…” The Reuters Institute’s Digital News Report 2017, out this week, touches on all kinds of digital news trends — see here for ...
Business Stories of the Week: June 23
Vox’s healthcare newsletter (with ads sold out) is filling a...
It’s Healthcare Day on Capitol Hill: Senate Republicans are finally revealing their secret Obamacare-replacing bill today. But in the inboxes of many Vox rea...
The latest class of Knight Prototype projects will tackle tr...
The Knight Foundation is throwing some real money at the fake news problem and its related issues. The Knight Prototype Fund, which shells out up to $50,000 ...
Covering Household Debt in Your Community
News apps are making a comeback. More young Americans are pa...
The United States recently elected an unusual president. And to go with the times, Americans are exhibiting some behaviors in media consumption that are, if ...
Using social media appears to diversify your news diet, not ...
Despite widespread fears that social media and other forms of algorithmically-filtered services (like search) lead to filter bubbles, we know surprisingly li...
This startup is trying to create a set of blockchain-based m...
It’s no secret, of course, that many news organizations are struggling to find sustainable business models, finance ambitious reporting, and build trust with...
The Economist is using Medium to give readers an inside look...
Is The Economist left- or right-wing? Why are The Economist’s writers anonymous? Why does The Economist call itself a newspaper? Readers have a lot of questi...
Accuracy Checklist for Journalists
What happens when a big news company makes a small bet on “s...
In May 2015, the two of us were brought together to consider how to help what eventually became Univision’s Fusion Media Group focus on “slow innovation” que...
“We’re slowly but surely being dragged into a new normal in ...
Essentially today's White House press briefing, as depicted by @11thHour. pic.twitter.com/ yvwFQ2VRgx — Steve Kopack (@SteveKopack) June 20, 2017 Are the Wh...
“A step in the right direction,” but “I want more…”: The ind...
Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue 124, published June 20, 2017. Industry responses to the Apple analytics news. Last week’s news...
To commemorate the 1967 race riots, Timeline is embarking on...
1967: More than 75 race-fueled riots engulf communities across the United States, sparked by angry mothers hosting a sit-in at a Boston welfare office that t...
The Business of Art: How to Cover Local Auctions
The “double-edged sword” faced by local and foreign female j...
Baited links in emails is nothing new for users of modern technology, from journalists to ordinary people. Being hacked by individuals associated with Russia...
How one journalist used postcards to report on gentrificatio...
It’s a warm afternoon in mid-April and journalist Jorge Caraballo Cordovez makes his way down a busy street in East Boston. Passing convenience stores, a Col...
With The Lily, The Washington Post wants to draw young women...
It’s not that The Washington Post itself doesn’t post plenty of content that is appropriate for millennial women to read. But The Lily, a “publication for wo...
2-Minute Tip: GAAP vs. Pro-Forma Earnings
Is there a Trump tweet for that? Quartz’s latest bot experim...
Donald J. Trump contains multitudes. The president’s 140-character official statements have been a source of much schadenfreude on Twitter, where critics — w...
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
Friday Random 10, Saturday Edition
Defense Against the Dark Arts: Networked Propaganda and Coun...
What we have learned this week about U.S. conservatism
Friday Random 10, Porch-Weather Sunday/Global Warming Editio...
Friday Random 10, Feb. 17, 2017
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?
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...
The Tree of Liberty…
David Brooks Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things
The 2nd edition of Scraping for Journalists is now live
When I began publishing Scraping for Journalists in 2012, one of the reasons for choosing to publish online was the ability to publish chapters as I wrote th...
While Weasels Gnaw Our Flesh
Sunday sampler, Father’s Day edition
There’s an anonymous chat-to-blogging tool on Telegram – her...
A new anonymous blogging and commenting bot has appeared on the encrypted chat app Telegram — and it has some interesting potential applications for journali...
Philando Castile’s Killer Walks
Our problem isn’t ‘fake news.’ Our problems are trust and ma...
Sunday sampler
How newspapers in N.C. played the Comey story
Do we need a ‘Best Before End’ on trending stories?
Every so often, an old story finds a new lease of life on a news website thanks to social media and the ‘most read’ stories panel. In the wake of the Paris t...
How Trinity Mirror’s Data Unit created the 2015 election int...
During the 2015 UK general election the Trinity Mirror Data Unit created a special interactive tool which allowed readers to find out more about their own co...
Using Instagram to cover an election: lessons from #wmmayor
During this year’s mayoral elections one of my MA Online Journalism students, Sam Gould, adopted an Instagram-first publishing strategy during the lead up to...
Getting granular with the claim that Trump is some media wiz...
That our President is a master of media manipulation is a view commonly expressed by American journalists. I doubt it. The post Getting granular with the cla...
Sunday sampler, budget edition
The death knock doesn’t scale
We (journalists) need to change the way we respond to tragedy. These are people not stories https:/ / t.co/ 8vlmi9kSnF — Gareth Davies (@Gareth_Davies09) ...
Could He Spell “CAT” If You Spotted Him The “C” And The “A”?...
The Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing
Sunday sampler
Where’s the local investigative reporting?
“If you ask most people” – how to burst a journalist’s filte...
Here is a fascinating post by Laurence Jantalipinski (h/ t Giuseppe Sollazzo) which takes assumptions made by a reporter and tests that against actual polli...
UNC students, it’s Swaggy J to you
Mark Binker, RIP
Must Have Been The Brown Acid…
The Great Vote Fraud Data Mistake…A Cautionary Tale
I’ve finally gone and done it: announcing a new MA in Data J...
Well I had to do it at some point, didn’t I? From today I am accepting applications for a new MA in Data Journalism. The MA, which starts in September and ru...
[quiet or unk]
Sarah Palin sues The New York Times over Virginia shooting e...
Former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin filed suit against The New York Times on Tuesday evening, alleging the newspaper defamed her by publishing an ed...
Meet the new Google News: Less clutter, more fact-checking a...
Remember using Google News to cut through the clutter, find fact-checked articles and learn about what’s going on in your area? Probably not, because before ...
NPR is reinventing itself. Here’s how it could change for th...
About six weeks ago, I asked two people to play fantasy NPR with me. Both Adam Ragusea, who runs the insidery public radio podcast The Pub, and Nicholas Quah...
Civil wants to use cryptoeconomics and blockchain to build t...
We've all heard the bad news. Newspapers are struggling because of decreasing circulation and advertising revenue, media organizations are competing with Goo...
5 fact-checking tips for editors
Facts matter in all types of writing, especially in news and informational texts. Errors of fact can damage a writer's credibility and cause embarrassment, a...
Local Edition: Do the best ideas come from inside the newsro...
This piece originally appeared in Local Edition, our newsletter following the digital transformation of local news. Want to be part of the conversation? You ...
The White House goes dark
Good morning. Here's our morning roundup of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. CBS N...
Why do local independent news sites die?
After returning to Davidson, North Carolina from a year-long trip to Asia in 2006, David Boraks decided to start blogging about his neighborhood. At the time...
3 CNN journalists responsible for retracted article resign
Three journalists from CNN's investigative team have resigned after an internal review found flaws in an investigation that tied a senior adviser of Presiden...
8 headline tips to draw readers on social media
Stories fill social media platforms in a continuous stream, so drawing readers to your work gets more difficult every day. Cutting through the social noise s...