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’
Reporters’ Lab to experiment with pop-up fact-checking durin...
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
Girls Who Code Visit The New York Times
The Future of the Past: Modernizing the New York Times Archi...
A New Way to Keep an Eye on Who Represents You in Congress
Newsonomics: Trump may be the news industry’s greatest oppor...
One of the most challenging periods in American press history begins at noon Eastern today. The cries of “Lügenpresse” (defended by the outlet until recently...
Ezra Klein hopes Vox can change the fact that “people who ar...
Nobody can argue that Vox didn’t let readers know what it thought about Donald Trump. For months leading up to the election, the site posted stories like “Th...
How The Guardian will be experimenting with push notificatio...
As Donald Trump takes the oath of office Friday and parades down Pennsylvania Avenue, The Guardian’s Mobile Innovation Lab will be running four separate expe...
Help Support and #FreeThePress in 2017
Twitter and managing journalistic work: Between distraction ...
Must-Read Money Stories for Friday, Jan. 20
How to Cover Money Episode 34: An Introduction to Financial ...
How to Localize Export Stories
Obama: “My instinct is everybody hates media right now…that ...
President Obama appeared on the latest episode of the new podcast Pod Save America, in what was billed as his last interview as president of the United State...
Can Marketplace reach an audience beyond those who already c...
The people who listen to the public radio program Marketplace are largely the people you might expect to listen to a public radio show about business and the...
A new collaboration: NPR stations nationwide are working tog...
Last September, NPR’s All Things Considered aired a story about how outside interests lurked behind a glut of ballot measures nationwide. To cover the story,...
Must-Read Money Stories for Thursday, Jan. 19
Television, not the web, was the main news source for both T...
Liberals and conservatives often get their news from different sources. A new study from Pew shows that, during the 2016 presidential election, Clinton voter...
The Christian Science Monitor is betting big on constructive...
Where do you go, these days, if you want to read news without feeling utterly hopeless about the state of the world? The Christian Science Monitor wants to b...
Axios goes live, with a Trump interview (in 19 bullet points...
Jim VandeHei’s Axios officially launched Wednesday (with a team of 47 and another 16 open positions listed) and its first feature is a splashy one: An interv...
Must-Read Money Stories for Wednesday, Jan. 18
Economic Hotspot: Midwest Business Stories
This is The New York Times’ digital path forward
One thing is certain: The New York Times has gotten a lot better at publishing internal reports. In 2014, when a team of Times staffers created a raw-by-corp...
Here’s how Twitter is reacting to The New York Times’ 2020 r...
The New York Times on Tuesday released its 2020 report, outlining a vision for how its newsroom can help build a sustainable news business into the next deca...
The Washington Post is putting a big bet on video (and tryin...
The Washington Post is on a roll. On Friday afternoon, it announced that it was adding 30 jobs to its video team as part of a three-year plan to expand its v...
Hot Pod: If we want podcasting to remain open to everyone, w...
Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue 103, published January 17, 2016. We’re tackling the big, complex, and contentious issue of ope...
Must-Read Money Stories for Tuesday, Jan. 17
Boost Your Business Analysis: Build Your Own Metrics
Biz Reporter’s Briefing: Secretary of Energy Nominee Rick Pe...
Must-Read Money Stories for Monday, Jan. 16
After 5 years, San Antonio’s Rivard Report finds that being ...
By 2015, four years after it was conceived, the Rivard Report was at a crossroads. The San Antonio news site — founded by Robert Rivard, who spent 14 years a...
Another survey finds users aren’t that engaged with online v...
News organizations have been producing loads of video content to fill social media feeds and attract higher ad rates, but a new report from the social analyt...
Are those creepy web ads that learn your preferences and fol...
One of my new year’s resolutions has been to be better about personal finance, so I’ve been browsing a lot of Roth IRA explainers and looking into automated ...
Tarbell, launched by an ex-health insurance exec, will focus...
In his 20-year career running corporate communications for big health insurance companies, Wendell Potter can’t remember outright lying to reporters, but he ...
Commenters say they want journalists and experts to join the...
For all the easy talk of garbage fires and troll-infested swamps, most commenters who read and weigh in on news stories online appear to want company — from ...
Could Trump be a Russian spy? That train might have left the...
Acculturation
When the watchers are doing the pillaging
Lindy West, Gamergate, and the alt-right Nazis
Mean(s) testing
Panthers: We can’t wait ’til next year
Friday Random 10, Saturday New Year’s Eve Edition
Friday Random 10, Thursday-night new-laptop edition
“There is no kindness in them.”
Metaphor — and other nonliteral language — under siege
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
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...
Someone asked me about 2016 and 2017. This is what I said
Every year Nic Newman asks a bunch of people for their reflections on the last 12 months and their anticipations for the year ahead. Here’s what I’ve said th...
Merry Christmas, Hillary Clinton
From Bana and #boycottdelta to gaslighting and AI – why we’r...
Goodbye 2016, the year of The Boys Who Cried Wolf. Not just a year of ‘fake news’, but something more: a crisis in people’s ability to believe anything. And ...
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...
2016 was the year of the bot — here’s a brief history of how...
2016 was the year of the bot in journalism. In this edited extract from the forthcoming second edition of the Online Journalism Handbook, I outline what bots...
Snapchat for Journalists now available in Spanish
My ebook Snapchat for Journalists is now available in Spanish: Snapchat para periodistas. The new translation also includes specific examples from Spanish la...
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 ...
The Gamergate model of press relations
I remember the first time I heard about Gamergate. A random follower on Twitter asked me if I had been following the story. The post The Gamergate model of p...
Sunday sampler
Time to take Trump literally
The most common replies I receive on Twitter
Note: This list does not include abusive replies The post The most common replies I receive on Twitter appeared first on PressThink.
A Call for Cooperation Against Fake News
Sunday sampler
Don’t ridicule ‘alternative facts.’ Fact-check them
2016 is back with a vengeance. Last year, throughout the presidential campaign, journalists wondered how and whether to fact-check political figures live on ...
On Sunday front pages, women around the country come ‘out in...
Sunday front pages in the U.S., for the most part, led with one of two kinds of images – President Donald Trump or huge crowds of women marching in protest o...
Trump, spokesman attack media for ‘shameful’ reporting as th...
Screw you. That was the direct message to the media from President Trump and his spokesman Saturday, using both CIA headquarters and the White House briefing...
Washington Post reporter knocked to the ground during protes...
Washington Post reporter Dalton Bennett thrown to the ground by riot police. pic.twitter.com/ 4I442QhEqM — Alex Emmons (@AlexanderEmmons) January 20, 2017 D...
On front pages today, ‘Trump rising’
The inauguration of the United States' 45th president made front pages around the country with images of President-Elect Donald Trump, stars, stripes and the...
The Press Run: Poynter’s Inauguration Day liveblog
Welcome to The Press Run, where Poynter's Chief Media Writer, Jim Warren, will be liveblogging about Election Day coverage into the evening.
Want to run an effective newsroom? Don’t lead like Donald Tr...
It won’t be long now. Today, Donald Trump becomes “leader of the free world.” Might even be a tougher job than running a staff of journalists. It’s a situati...
With The Lily, The Washington Post is looking for new audien...
The Lily was the name of the first U.S. newspaper edited by and for women, starting in 1849. But don't feel too bad if you didn't already know that. "It’s so...
Nate Silver blames 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. The a...
5 tips for video interviews
Seeing, for many viewers, is believing. But to really “understand” requires explanation and context. That is a key role journalists fill. When you're intervi...
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