Four Fresh Angles on Memorial Day Coverage
A Swiss publisher is trying to attract a paying audience wit...
ZURICH — The Swiss media group Tamedia publishes more than 20 different titles — from daily broadsheet newspapers to a women’s magazine that comes out every ...
What does it take to be a “full-service” digital journalism ...
Discourse Media does a bit of everything. The two-and-a-half year old Vancouver-based organization, for instance, collaborates with other media outlets on st...
In India, a boom of digital media startups find large audien...
The opening for budding digital news ventures to get in on the potential next billion internet users in India is widening, as access to the internet and smar...
Must Read Money Stories for Friday, May 27
Nearly half of U.S. adults get news on Facebook, Pew says
More than 40 percent of American adults get news on Facebook, according to a report published Thursday by the Pew Research Center and the Knight Foundation. ...
How to Launch a Podcast: #DigitalEd Training from Reynolds &...
Spain’s Eldiario.es has 18,000 paying members, and its eye o...
Eldiario.es was threatened recently with a lawsuit by Juan Luís Cebrián, president of the media conglomerate Prisa (which owns major news outlets like El Paí...
Must Read Money Stories for Thursday, May 26
The Business Profile Reconsidered
Denverite is the first in a line of new city news sites from...
Here’s a new stab at local news: A new media company founded by Gordon Crovitz, the former publisher of The Wall Street Journal; Kevin Ryan, the founder of B...
Chasing subscriptions over scale, The Athletic wants to turn...
If you’re trying to start a local subscription-based sports site, it helps if your local teams are actually playing well. That was part of the calculus for t...
Better Consumer Finance Reporting
Twitter plans to roll out changes that might actually make u...
Twitter is making a handful of changes to its 140-character limit. Twitter said Tuesday that it will no longer count @names and media attachments such as pho...
Hot Pod: We now have new, free rankings to show how podcasts...
Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue seventy-four, published May 24, 2016. Public podcast ranking. This just in, and it’s pretty bi...
Must Read Money Stories for Tuesday, May 24
Here are seven possible ways for publishers to deal with adb...
On April 25, publishers, platforms, and industry groups including ESPN, Google, and The Guardian met in New York to discuss how to deal with the continued th...
Podcast paywall: Stockholm-based podcasting platform Acast l...
Swedish podcasting company is launching an ad-free, paid option on Monday, allowing show creators on the platform to sell content to listeners without any ad...
BuzzFeed is building a New York-based team to experiment wit...
When you think of BuzzFeed video, you probably think of “27 Weird Things Guys Lie To Each Other About” or the Tasty recipe videos that have taken over your F...
What is Goodwill in Accounting?
With NYTEducation, The New York Times is taking its expertis...
The dual challenges of sinking print readership and contracting digital ad revenue are forcing legacy publishers to ponder new ways of making money. For The ...
Must Read Money Stories for Monday, May 23
How to Cover Money Episode 26: Covering the Marijuana Indust...
TipOff, an email newsletter, is trying to explain sports to ...
Sports are ever-present in most Americans’ lives. There’s practically always a game on in the background at restaurants or bars, and idle chit-chat in office...
Journalists without borders: CONNECTAS helps reporters look ...
More than 100 media organizations partnered with the The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists on the initial swath of stories in the Panama ...
Examining the Career Paths of Facebook’s News Curators
A neighbor is better than a newspaper: A look at local news ...
“We might say there’s gossip, and murmurs and some false information, but basically, you keep your circle large enough, you will find accurate, factual, good...
Algorithms, clickworkers, and the befuddled fury around Face...
The controversy about the human curators behind Facebook Trends has grown, since the allegations made last week by Gizmodo. Besides being a major headache fo...
PRX is creating a new company, RadioPublic, to bring mobile ...
There’s a new public benefit corporation in town. The Cambridge-based PRX announced Thursday the formation of RadioPublic, a new company whose emphasis will ...
The Wall Street Journal’s new tool gives a side-by-side look...
When it comes to political news, there’s not just one Facebook, but dozens. Facebook’s News Feed works best when it shows users things they’re most likely to...
My Next Adventure: Journalism’s Wicked Problems and Democrac...
The Technology Behind the World’s Worst DVR
The Big Lie: Andrew Sullivan on Donald Trump
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
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...
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...
Sunday sampler
Today In Unsolicited E-Mails
Some Mostly Stolen Thoughts On That Old Politics Vs. Revolut...
Peter Thiel Makes The Case For Confiscatory Taxation On Bill...
Make way for the new journalists
How to embed a vertical video from YouTube or Vimeo
In my series of posts on Snapchat for journalists I mentioned that you can embed vertical video so that it doesn’t have those annoying black bars either side...
Sunday sampler
News v. Reality
As the saying goes: If a dog bites a man, that’s not news, but if a man bites a dog, that’s news. It’s also not reality, or, rather, an odd little bit of it....
We are proposing to hand away property details at the very p...
Late last year, as the government indicated it was prepared to water down the Freedom of Information Act, industry publication Press Gazette launched a petit...
How the Old Trafford bomb scare was reported on Snapchat: li...
Finding out about the #OldTrafford evacuation via Snapchat pic.twitter.com/ lwwFvbPOVJ — Paul Bradshaw (@paulbradshaw) May 15, 2016 On Sunday the 75,000-cap...
Trump’s Supreme Court
Three years into retirement; time flies online and off
Facebook just reminded me that three years ago today I announced my retirement from Radford University on Facebook…  Dave Winer (http:/ / scripting.com) wa...
Snapchat for journalists (part 4): sharing and measuring you...
In the previous parts of this series I covered different types of stories, tools, and thinking about narrative. In this extract from the ebook Snapchat for J...
RIP Guy Clark
They Are Who We Thought They Were, Part Deux
They Are Who We Thought They Were
When can you believe Trump?
Security for journalists: a curated Flipboard magazine
Following a discussion on the NICAR-L mailing list on resources on information security and encryption for journalists, I thought I’d pull together some reso...
Sunday sampler
Snapchat for journalists (part 3): narrative
In the first and second parts in this series I covered different types of stories and the different tools in Snapchat. In this extract from the ebook Snapcha...
Snapchat for journalists (part 2): the tools explained
In a previous post I covered the different types of stories that work well for news organisations on Snapchat. In this second extract from the ebook Snapchat...
Teacher. I’m a teacher
Snapchat for journalists: a great big guide
A few weeks ago I started writing a post about Snapchat for journalists. It ended up so long that I decided to turn it into a small ebook. But I thought I’d ...
Sunday sampler
Data journalism’s commissioning problem
Peter Yeung has a good point: why is it so difficult to get editors to pay for data journalism? In a series of tweets we tried to find some answers. Firstly,...
This Is One For Every Patriots-Hater Out There
DOWNTOWN: A New American Dream
It’s been a long time since I last updated Rhetorica. I’ve spent most of my intellectual energy the past two years working on my first (yes, there will be mo...
My latest data journalism ebook is now finished
My third data journalism ebook, Finding Stories With Spreadsheets, is now finished. It’s a book which covers a wide range of spreadsheet techniques from basi...
Brave New Worlds
May Day!
20 years ago, experts predicted newspapers might some day co...
In a "Science Friday" episode from 1994, host Ira Flatow wondered about the future of the newspaper. "Should it stay the way it is? Should it become more use...
Here are the 7 questions the press needs to ask Donald Trump...
Counsel on pinning him down Donald Trump's characteristically "rollicking" and dissembling press conference yesterday in North Dakota, ostensibly to celebrat...
MuckRock ordered to take down public records
MuckRock, a website that helps journalists and others request, analyze and share public records, has been forced by a court order to remove documents. A Wash...
SB Nation accounts for botched story on Daniel Holtzclaw
Editors at the Vox Media sports site SB Nation have finished a review process that traced the mistakes leading up to a flawed profile of Daniel Holtzclaw, a ...
Peter Thiel isn’t the only billionaire waging legal battles ...
Editor's note: A version of this story was first posted by "Reveal" from The Center for Investigative Reporting and is being republished here with permission...
The Guardian unpublishes 13 stories after investigation into...
The Guardian has removed 13 items from its website after an investigation into accusations of fabrication committed by a freelance journalist. In an editor's...
For weary rank-and-filers at the Los Angeles Times, a surviv...
Recent life at the Los Angeles Times suggests the strained plot lines found in cliché-filled grade-B melodramas sometimes covered by its TV critic, Mary McNa...
When it comes to social media, news consumers tend to stick ...
The Pew Research Center and Knight Foundation have updated their 2013 research on news consumption across social media platforms. The new report mainly docum...
How to prepare for an interview with a source
The effective interviewer knows what he or she wants from an interview. That’s what John Brady, author of “The Craft of Interviewing,” thinks. The interviewe...
Want to crowdfund your journalism? Here are 10 tips for laun...
There was a point, three weeks into Poynter’s first crowdfunding project, when we wondered just what we’d gotten ourselves into. Coming off a week with few d...
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