Agrarian-Scale Kubernetes: Part 2
A big year for fact-checking, but not for new U.S. fact-chec...
Agrarian-Scale Kubernetes: Part 1
Play by Play: Moving the NYT Games Platform to GCP With Zero...
The wide world of fact-checking apps
Develop Your Culture Like Software
How to Concentrate in a Collaborative Workplace
The New York Times — Now On Apollo
Finding the Parallels Between Improv Comedy and Product Mana...
Duke graduate develops Chrome extension to identify source r...
Improving Our Video Experience
The New York Times is Now Available as a Tor Onion Service
Improving Our Video Experience
Local fact-checking is hard to find when voters need it most...
Knight Foundation, Facebook and Craig Newmark provide fundin...
Bulk Downloads of Congressional Data Now Available
Reporters’ Lab study finds poor labeling on news sites
What we did on our summer vacation — Part 3
Nonprofit Explorer Update: Full Text of 1.9 Million Records
What we did on our summer vacation — Part 2
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 ...
What we did on our summer vacation — Part 1
[PHOTOS] The Reporters’ Lab takes on Global Fact 4 in Madrid...
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...
Covering Your Local Startup Scene
Story Ideas and Experts for Holiday Budget Stories
Barlett & Steele Bronze Award: How We Did It
Business Stories of the Week: Friday, Dec. 8, 2017
Financial Market Reporting, Part 7: Indexes
Business Angles for the Local Makers Movement
Holiday Marketing Strategies on Twitter
Barlett & Steele Silver Award: How We Did It
The New York Times has halved its free monthly articles to 5...
The great paywall tightening of 2017 continues. The New York Times said Friday that it will cut the number of free articles available to “most” non-subscribe...
Maybe it’s also time to start calling fact-checking somethin...
“Social media is still a relatively small of most people’s news diet.” Stanford economist Matthew Gentzkow came to Northeastern University yesterday to go ov...
Stratechery, but for jokes about Frasier: Mallory Ortberg tr...
Our old friend Tim Carmody recently revived his email newsletter (and started a Patreon, go give him love), and today’s edition features an interview with th...
Business Stories of the Week: Dec. 1, 2017
Why don’t people trust the news and social media? A new repo...
A new report from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism offers a bit more insight into what’s driving distrust in news organizations across the w...
Your pocket is buzzing: 2017 was the year of push alerts and...
A push alert is large, it contains multitudes. 2017 was a nutty year for push alerts, a Slate feature memorably showed. The timing is good for a new report, ...
After a rocky reception, Le Monde’s Décodex is almost a year...
On Wednesday, when Donald Trump retweeted three unverified anti-Muslim videos from the leader of a British far-right extremist group, Le Monde was on the cas...
At this EU-supported online outlet for young Europeans, its ...
Twenty-four official languages are spoken in the European Union. Cafébabel dreams of a being a place that unites many of them. Its articles — most of which a...
Reporting on the Future of Gas Stations
Big broadcasters ruled Twitter during the UK’s general elect...
Tweeting more often to more followers doesn’t always lead to more audience engagement. That was at least the case on Twitter around the 2017 U.K. General Ele...
This reporting project wants to get environmental investigat...
Who is the audience for investigative journalism about environmental crises in the Global South? Often, it’s not the residents of those countries themselves....
Taking a cue from ProPublica, The Trace is partnering with l...
The role of gun thefts in crimes in is a big, complex issue in the U.S., and to cover it, single-topic gun issues news site The Trace needed some help. Last ...
Video was key for The Washington Post’s debunking of Project...
A confrontation in a Greek restaurant. Dueling camera-laden interviews in a parking lot. These two scenes are at the heart of the Washington Post’s debunking...
If your favorite podcast gets a new host, is it still your f...
Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue 142, published November 28, 2017. Longest Shortest Why. Andrea Silenzi, creator of Panoply cul...
This investigative outlet’s fact-checkers are traveling cros...
More news organizations are launching dedicated fact-checking operations. But how will they get more of their audiences to care about their fact-checks in th...
Slow down! Here’s how the speed and structure of Twitter hav...
How to Think, a new book from Baylor University professor Alan Jacobs, is very much of the times. In it, Jacobs examines the forces — both mental and technol...
With the Koch brothers’ interest in Time Inc come more quest...
The speculation is over: Time Inc. has officially found a buyer. Meredith, the publisher of magazines including Better Homes and Gardens and Family Circle, s...
In Turkey, use of Facebook and Twitter for news is falling, ...
The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism released a Turkey-specific supplement to its annual Digital News Report. The supplement, by Servet Yanatma,...
“Checking Twitter…while being rushed into a bunker”: Conside...
Coming soon: The Disinformation Action Lab. Part of a group of Knight grants announced last week: The Data Society Research Institute is getting $250,000 to...
The future of news (and far beyond), according to Scandinavi...
‘Tis the season for trend reports. The Scandinavian media giant Schibsted’s annual trends report — part predictions, part survey research, part self-promotio...
Can Canada build its own independent podcast industry in the...
Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue 141, published November 21, 2017. Lock down that turkey, folks. And for you vegans, long live ...
Here are three tools that help digital journalists save thei...
The abrupt shutdown of the Gothamist and DNAinfo local news networks earlier this month was a stark reminder to digital journalists who want archives of thei...
The diminishing view from the moral high ground
The Future Of America’s Free Press Is In Our Hands
Meet the candidate: Adam Coker, NC13, U.S. House
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
Friday Random 10
Job: Workbench partnerships manager
From the Wayback Machine: Sinclair Broadcast Group
News Match Launches With $3 Million in Matching Funds for No...
The bigoted Mr. Guarino
What do you call a fired Salt Lake City police officer? A go...
World Mental Health Day
RIP, Tom Petty
An immodest but entirely justified proposal
Journalists, here’s a story idea at no charge
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
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...
Local journalism is getting more data-driven — and other tho...
Last week I hosted the second annual Data Journalism UK conference — a convenient excuse to bring together speakers from the news media, industry experts, ch...
Here are all the presentations from Data Journalism UK 2017
Last week I had the pleasure of hosting the second annual Data Journalism UK conference in Birmingham. The event featured speakers from the regional press, h...
Gone into the new ether
I found out yesterday that I have lost a friend, just an acquaintance really, but someone whose interests and mine overlapped in this new ethereal world of s...
Sunday sampler
Announcing a part time PGCert in Data Journalism
Earlier this year I announced a new MA in Data Journalism. Now I am announcing a version of the course for those who wish to study a shorter, part time versi...
What Doesn’t Make You Stronger Can Kill You
Sunday sampler
How to: get started with SQL in Carto and create filtered ma...
Today I will be introducing my MA Data Journalism students to SQL (Structured Query Language), a language used widely in data journalism to query databases, ...
Information is Beautiful Awards 2017: “Visualisation withou...
MA Data Journalism students Carmen Aguilar Garcia and Victoria Oliveres attended the Information is Beautiful awards this week and spoke to some of the nomin...
The John Wayne Shot
My Carbon Trace documentary team is working on a film called Syrian Doctor (working title) about the mental health crisis in Syrian refugee children that has...
I Bought A Digital Subscription
I just renewed my digital subscription to The New York Times this week. Last night I added, for the first time, a digital subscription to the Washington Post...
How one Norwegian data team keeps track of their data journa...
In a special guest post Anders Eriksen from the #bord4 editorial development and data journalism team at Norwegian news website Bergens Tidende talks about h...
Apropos Of Not Much (Post-Prandial Rant)
I’m delivering a 3 day workshop on scraping for journalists ...
From January 23-25 I’ll be delivering a 3 day workshop on scraping in London at The Centre for Investigative Journalism. You don’t need any knowledge of scra...
Sunday sampler
“Data matters — but people are still the best sources of sto...
In a guest post Jane Haynes speaks to investigative journalist Peter Geoghegan of the award-winning news site The Ferret about data, contacts and “nosing up ...
Data storytelling done right: 8 easy tips to avoid bad visua...
In a guest post for OJB, Steve Carufel interviews Dutch data journalist Thomas de Beus about visualisation, storytelling — and useful new tools for data jour...
Pricing access to the Trump White House: the strange case of...
"Any semblance of a political opinion must be squashed, with the appearance of neutrality and balance preserved at all costs." The post Pricing access to the...
Sunday sampler
A potted history of the last 6 years? How the Online Journal...
A few weeks ago the second edition of the Online Journalism Handbook was published. Two years in the making, it was more than just an update of the first edi...
Sunday sampler
Sunday sampler
Sunday sampler
Happy Birthday, John Prine
Sunday sampler
Moral Authority as a Platform
Cosmic Goodness (Immigrant Edition)
Sunday sampler
Sunday sampler
Normalizing Trump: An incredibly brief explainer
A conflict in the journalist's code was created by a president wholly unfit for the job. The post Normalizing Trump: An incredibly brief explainer appeared f...