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
Store Grand Opening — Wrangling Android Data Loading and Cac...
Continuous Deployment to Google Cloud Platform with Drone
HTTPS on NYTimes.com
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
Building a Cross Platform 360-degree Video Experience at The...
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 ...
Using Microservices to Encode and Publish Videos at The New ...
We Went to the Grace Hopper Celebration. Here’s What We’re B...
Duke Ad Watch: Gary Johnson bucks traditional use of actors ...
Duke Ad Watch: Candidates continue to look for musical edges...
Fact-checking comes to the Amazon Echo
Lessons from our first experiment with pop-up fact-checking
Duke students track the facts in this debate ‘live slog’
Introducing kyt — Our Web App Configuration Toolkit
Testing Varnish Using Varnishtest
Putting {Style} into the Online New York Times Stylebook
Why We Should All Digest Our Data
Searching for Feelings — An Intern Works on Topic and Sentim...
Summer Intern Report: Prototyping an Improved Search Query W...
Design Thinking for Media That Matters
Gather will offer a platform to explore questions around com...
Looking for a sounding board for your audience engagement idea? Looking to trawl through case studies of other newsrooms’ successful community engagement pro...
This anti-Brexit newspaper first launched as a pop-up, but i...
Last summer, two weeks after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, the British regional publisher Archant launched a new weekly newspaper, Th...
Brazil’s own Politico? Supported by paid newsletters, Poder3...
Something like the Politico model is having success in Brazil. Poder360, a news site based out of the federal capital of Brasília, covers the ins and outs of...
Business Story Ideas: The Cost of Fertility Treatment
Must-Read Money Stories for Wednesday, Feb. 22
How to cover pols who lie, and why facts don’t always change...
If you went offline for even a little bit of what was a three-day weekend in the U.S., you might have missed a spate of new surveys, studies, and articles ab...
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting is on a White House ...
Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue 108, published February 21, 2017. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting is now officially on...
Must-Read Money Stories for Tuesday, Feb. 21
Newsroom Labs and Journalist Inventors
New Ways to Uncover Federal Agency Information
Must-Read Money Stories for Monday, Feb. 20
Lots of young adults got election news from big national new...
When it comes to attracting younger readers, the outreach efforts of The New York Times and Washington Post seem to be paying off. New data from the Pew Rese...
How BBC Persian is using Instagram and Telegram to get aroun...
Last month, a fire tore through an iconic Tehran high-rise building, killing more than 20 firefighters and injuring another 70 people as it collapsed. The fi...
Think The Wirecutter invented affiliate revenue? Meet the mo...
When The New York Times Co. acquired The Wirecutter for $30 million last fall, CEO Mark Thompson called its affiliate revenue–based business model — in which...
Howard University decides it won’t sell its public TV statio...
Howard University said Thursday that it’s withdrawing from the FCC’s spectrum auction, which enabled broadcast license holders to sell all or portions of the...
Podcast: Behind the 2016 Barlett & Steele Gold Prize Winner,...
Must-Read Money Stories for Friday, Feb. 17
“A threat to society”: Why a German investigative nonprofit ...
How much can hoax stories and misinformation influence the political opinions of voters, and how much does debunking a false story change someone’s mind? The...
Newsonomics: Craig Newmark, journalism’s new Six Million Dol...
Craig Newmark is a creature of the internet. Like Beyoncé, a singular name defines a great brand, one he provided 22 years ago to the eponymous Craigslist. T...
Must-Read Money Stories for Thursday, Feb. 16
BIZ QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Food Waste?
Facebook, Google, and Apple agree they have a role to play i...
Recode’s annual media conference, Code Media, took place in California on February 13 and 14, and featured speakers like The Washington Post’s Marty Baron an...
In a chaotic presidency, Civics 101 is giving listeners a re...
In the early days of Donald Trump’s presidency, it’s often been difficult to differentiate the merely unconventional from the dangerously abnormal. In light ...
Dropped by NBC, Boston’s WHDH is placing a big bet on local ...
When Bostonians turn to WHDH Channel 7 on Thursday night at 9 p.m., they won’t see the latest episode of “Chicago Med.” Instead, they’ll see the local news a...
No mugshot exploitation here: The New Haven Independent aims...
Last October, multiple Connecticut television stations published a slideshow prominently displaying the names and faces of the 14 women arrested in a New Hav...
Reply All gets a movie deal (with Robert Downey Jr.), and Sp...
Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue 107, published February 14, 2017. “We’re working on new features for podcasts, stay tuned,” Ed...
The New York Times’ latest VR project is an adaptation of Ge...
Graham Sack had long thought that George Saunders’ work would be perfect for adaptation into virtual reality. Saunders is most well-known for his short stori...
An Ann Arbor magazine created a daily newsletter to help fil...
In 2009, The Ann Arbor News shut down, leaving Ann Arbor, Michigan, without a (non-college-produced) daily newspaper. The paper, owned by Advance Publication...
Newsonomics: The new Knight-Lenfest initiative gives a kick ...
For two decades now, daily newsrooms have been becoming digital. Now, finally into 2017, some of them are threatening to actually be digital, some twenty-two...
With “Burst Your Bubble,” The Guardian pushes readers beyond...
Take a peek at the bestseller lists and it’s clear that people are grappling with President Trump by reading things they might not have otherwise. As of this...
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
Friday Random 10, Feb. 10, 2017
Friday Random 10
Where are we going from here?
A fledgling coup?, cont.
A fledgling coup?
How the media should strike back
Could Trump be a Russian spy? That train might have left the...
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?
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
Hyperlocal publishers: BBC inviting feedback on local report...
Some time ago the BBC announced that it would be supporting local journalism by paying “local democracy reporters” (LDRs) to cover councils, courts and publi...
AllSides’s John Gable: from the Dark Ages of the internet to...
As part of a series of articles on the innovators tackling the filter bubble phenomenon, Andrew Brightwell interviews John Gable, founder and CEO of AllSides...
A few notes on unbuilding a key part of the presidency
The American President can blow up the world. A lot of work went into reassuring us that he won't. Now it's being undone. The post A few notes on unbuilding...
Trump & the Press: A Murder-Suicide Pact
Steve Bannon’s styrofoam balls
It's not like reality gives up easily, and lets you roll over it. That's Distortion Field 101. The post Steve Bannon’s styrofoam balls appeared first on Pres...
5 highlights from news:rewired: from live video ethics to mo...
In a guest post for OJB, Livia Vieira rounds up some of the highlights of News:Rewired 2017, from best practices to deal with fake news and engagement with l...
Sunday sampler
Live: a list of my top problems in pressthink
These are the problems in pressthink that most concern me now. Ranked by urgency. The post Live: a list of my top problems in pressthink appeared first on Pr...
Filter burst: Read Across The Aisle
In a new series of interviews, Andrew Brightwell talks to the innovators fighting the polarising force of social media filter bubbles. First up, Read Across ...
Sunday sampler
Send the interns
Put your most junior people in the White House briefing room. Recognize that the real story is elsewhere, and most likely hidden. The post Send the interns a...
Sunday sampler, the march
41 key moments in the history of online journalism {now 45} ...
In the history chapter of the Online Journalism Handbook you will find a timeline of key events in web journalism. While working on the forthcoming second ed...
The machine that learns how to stop whistleblowers
Workplace surveillance is nothing new, but this slide from Harry McLaren’s talk on Machine Learning for Threat Detection illustrates particularly well the ch...
Report: looking back at 2016 — looking forward to 2017…
A couple weeks ago I published my responses to Nic Newman’s annual review exercise. Now the resulting report is out (PDF here). As usual it’s a great roundup...
This snooker trick shot video is radio, remember
6.9 million views and counting on this video. But this isn’t TV — this is BBC Radio Bristol. A great example for anyone wanting to demonstrate how reporters ...
Bursting the filter bubble: The Echo Chamber Club
Social media ‘filter bubbles’ – where users only see news sympathetic with their own views – have been blamed for pretty much everything considered ‘wrong’ w...
Sunday sampler
Plagiarism charges against Monica Crowley put her publishing...
These mettle tests are going to come more quickly than we thought, I guess. HarperCollins: you're up! The post Plagiarism charges against Monica Crowley put ...
The most-read posts on Online Journalism Blog — and on Mediu...
Rounding up the best posts of the year is a good habit to get into, but one that I’ve failed to acquire. In 2014 – the ten year anniversary of this site – I ...
Prospects for the American press under Trump, part two
Winter is coming. But there are things that can be done. The second half of my post on the American press under threat. (Part one is here.) The post Prospect...
Winter is coming: prospects for the American press under Tru...
How bad is it? Bad. I will explain why. Any bright signs? A few. This is part one. Part two is about what can be done. The post Winter is coming: prospects f...
Merry Christmas, Hillary Clinton
Hey, that’s not what I said.
A small matter (tiny, really.) But it matters to me because what I said was misrepresented, The post Hey, that’s not what I said. appeared first on PressThin...
Sunday sampler, transparency edition
Sunday sampler
Sunday sampler
Amplify false claim, get slammed for it online, take it down...
People of CBS News: You need a learning curve that's steeper than this. The post Amplify false claim, get slammed for it online, take it down. Next week, rep...
Sunday sampler
It Was Supposed to Make Us Smarter
There comes a moment every semester in my class MED130 Fundamentals of Media Convergence (because we couldn’t think of anything else to call it) when I tell ...
Mashable says it’s thriving by embracing quality journalism ...
Last year, Mashable laid off about two-dozen employees, cutting its politics and international reporters in a push for more video. So, how's that going? The ...
6 ways to spread facts
The simple but frustrating truth is that facts alone are not enough to convince people. Even the most thorough, accurate piece of reporting might still be tr...
Shane Smith sees a ‘perfect storm’ coming for the press
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. A few...
ProPublica names Louise Kiernan first editor in chief of Pro...
ProPublica Illinois announced Louise Kiernan as its first editor in chief on Tuesday. Kiernan, who worked at the Chicago Tribune for 18 years, comes to ProPu...
Milo Yiannopoulos quits Breitbart, vows to start his own com...
Alt-right star Milo Yiannopoulos has resigned from Breitbart News after backlash from his statements regarding pedophilia put his status at the conservative ...
Local Edition: Why are you still a journalist?
Mapping the future of local news, together.
A checklist for the tasks and territory of your beat
With the passing of our colleague and friend Steve Buttry, we wanted to highlight some of the teaching he brought to Poynter. Today's Coffee Break Course is ...
Remembering Steve Buttry, teacher of journalists
It was only fitting that Steve Buttry, 62, was the first to Twitter with news of his own death. A journalist for more than four decades, Buttry was a tireles...
Texas Monthly editor walks back comments about longform jour...
Texas Monthly Editor-in-Chief Tim Taliaferro on Tuesday backed away from comments made during an interview with Columbia Journalism Review that indicated the...
The best response to Trump’s press-bashing? Do your job.
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. The A...