Journalism Trends

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This News-Writing Bot Is Now Free for Everyone

The age of robot writers is upon us. The Associated Press uses software to generate news stories on corporate earnings reports. Fox auto-generates …

Data Modeling

New York Times Co. Reports $24 Million Profit, Thanks to Digital Subscribers

The New York Times continued its digital growth in the second quarter of 2018, adding 109,000 digital-only subscribers. With that rise came an increase in revenue that counteracted a decline in print advertising.<p>The company said on Wednesday that revenue from digital subscriptions rose to $99 …

Digital Advertising

Google’s news chief Richard Gingras: “We need to rethink journalism at every dimension”

In the shadows of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the public’s trust in news, and the platforms that distribute it, is at an all-time low. As big tech seemingly scrambles to restore users’ confidence in their platforms, Google is introducing new ways to streamline the subscription process for …

6 Ways Social Media Changed the Way We Communicate

There are currently 2.8 billion social media users worldwide. This means that over a third of the world’s population is using some form of social …

Some notes on the decline of TV, rise of social media in American politics

<i>This essay was originally published on the website Medium.</i>According to a recent report released by the Pew Research Center, 2018 is likely to be the …

Troll factories, bots and fake news: Inside the Wild West of social media

The US Congress is investigating how the Russians used Facebook, Twitter and Google to wage information warfare during the 2016 presidential campaign, and a special counsel is looking into whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Kremlin in its digital strategies.<p>There is also growing concern …

Fake News, Propaganda, and Influence Operations – a guide to journalism in a new, and more chaotic media environment

14 Mar 2017<p><i>This article was first published in Norwegian on NRKbeta in February 2017 and was translated into English by its author for the Reuters</i> …

“Black Hole” Live Shots

o Even empty live stories make a newscast more interesting by changing the background and lending a sense of immediacy.<p>o Live reports are more …

The Reinvention of America

Americans don’t realize how fast the country is moving toward becoming a better version of itself.<p>I have seen the future, and it is in the United States.<p>After a several-year immersion in parts of the country that make the news mainly after a natural disaster or a shooting, or for follow-up stories …

… My heart’s in Accra

Posted on June 22, 2018 by<p>On Wednesday, June 20th, Matt Smith and Aura Bogado broke a harrowing story about the Shiloh Treatment Center, south of …

Sarah Palin Files Appeal In Defamation Suit Against The New York Times

Sarah Palin’s lawsuit claiming that <i>The New York Times</i> defamed her was dismissed by a federal judge in New York in August.<p>But Palin, the former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice-presidential candidate, isn’t giving up without a further fight.<p>Last week, she filed a notice of appeal to take the case …

18 politicians sought to take advantage of new pension law — SIKHs on the rise — MURPHY visits ratings agencies, tours flooded area

<b>Good Tuesday morning!</b><p><b>Last month, the deadline passed for elected officials</b> who were frozen out of the pension system when they changed elected offices to re-enroll, thanks to a new law that totally wasn’t written specifically for former Camden Mayor Dana Redd.<p><b>I put in an public records request</b> and …

New Jersey

How to fly drones for journalism in the U.S.

About six months ago, we bought a drone to help us cover stories at the Yakima Herald-Republic, a daily newspaper in Yakima, Washington. We’d seen …

An unlikely big player in digital media: unions

<b>The axe fell at HuffPost</b> the other day. The news site laid off dozens of staffers, in what has became a painful, disruptive—and depressingly …

Top 10 Compact Cameras for Travelers

Upgrade your travel photos with these lightweight cameras that pack a punch.<p><i>Tom O'Brien is a mechanical engineer and the photo engineer for</i> National Geographic <i>magazine. He designs and builds custom equipment for the photographers of the magazine. You can follow him on Instagram @Mechanicalphoto.</i>

There's a Digital Media Crash. But No One Will Say It

Yesterday I appeared on a panel about digital publishers who are ‘pivoting to video’. I’ve written about this before. But in case you’re new to it, …

Vibrant Photos of Foliage From Above

TravelPhoto Contest<p>If you missed this fleeting, colorful season, immerse yourself in these stunning pictures from our Nature Photographer of the Year Contest.<p>Seasons can turn in the blink of an eye. In the northern hemisphere, winter is quickly approaching. Here are some photos to help us savor the …

New Hampshire

Craig Ferguson’s New Series is Also a Modern-Day Commercial

Craig Ferguson is taking over the helm of a new talk show that has an intriguing feature – no commercial breaks. That’s because the series is a …

Brilliant Infographic About Social, Mobile Driving Millennials’ News Consumption

Social media and mobile applications have become a primary channel for news for many millennials. An infographic from Coupofy takes an in-depth look …

The elements of journalism

In their book The Elements of Journalism, Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel identify the essential principles and practices of journalism.<p>Here are 10 …

The Axios Way

Here are some of the lessons learned creating Axios six months ago, and Politico a decade before:<p><b>Obsess about your reader/viewer/listener.</b> Their …

How Do I Start An Anonymous Blog?

Running an anonymous blog can be incredibly easy, or it can be incredibly hard, depending on what you mean by ‘anonymity’.The Tech PartIf you just …

Privacy

How to blog anonymously, a guide for activists, whistleblowers and journos

You just need to look at the way governments and state institutions try to restrict content on the internet to understand how powerful the web has …

How to Become a Reporter or Broadcast News Analyst

FAQs About How to Become a Reporter/Broadcast News Analyst<p>What is the average salary of Reporters, Correspondents, and Broadcast News Analysts?<p>The …

Ten Myths About the NSA, Debunked

<i>This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up to receive the latest updates from</i> …

AP Definitive Source | How to describe extremists who rallied in Charlottesville

A makeshift memorial sits in Charlottevsille, Virginia, on Aug. 13, 2017, a day after Heather Heyer died when a car rammed into a group of people who were protesting a white nationalist rally in the city. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)<p>Another recent area of confusion is the degree of overlap between the …