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Newsonomics: From national, Politico expands into global — and local

Twenty years ago, Jim VandeHei took an unassuming job that would later shape the global news empire he’s still building. Fresh out of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with degrees in journalism and political science — numerous job rejections in hand — he joined a weekly newsletter called New Fuels Report in Washington. Ethanol and methanol were...

Snapchat’s new Discover feature could be a significant moment in the evolution of mobile news

You may have missed it in the #snowpocalpyse that wasn’t1, but Snapchat unveiled a new feature called Discover Tuesday that brings news into the ephemeral chat app very popular among American teens and young adults: Here’s Wired’s story on it: At launch, Snapchat is working with ten media partners, including CNN, ESPN, and National Geographic....

Here’s how the BBC, disrupted by technology and new habits, is thinking about its future

As the United Kingdom’s national broadcaster, the BBC operates under a royal charter, a formal document issued by the British monarchy that sets out the BBC’s priorities, ensures the broadcaster’s editorial independence, and details the responsibilities of the BBC Trust, its governing body. The BBC was first granted a royal charter in 1927, and the...

Andrew Sullivan is quitting blogging

Andrew Sullivan — perhaps the archetypal news blogger, one of the earliest traditional-media journalists to embrace the then-new form — is calling it quits. The reasons: burnout, stress, health issues, and a general desire to do something else. …I am saturated in digital life and I want to return to the actual world again. I’m...

At Datalore, data plus storytelling means empathy, humor, and games

A handful of Cambridge-area media institutions — including The Non-Fiction Cartel, StoryCode Boston, Harvard’s Bok Center, the MIT OpenDocLab, and the MIT Center for Civic Media — joined forces this weekend to host a hackathon called Datalore that focused on storytelling and data. Around 50 participants, each of whom applied to be there, split into...

Tied up at home? Have some Nieman Lab #BlizzardReads

Tethered to your laptop at home, unable to venture out into the snowy world? If you’re looking for something to read, we’ve got a few ideas. Here are a few Nieman Lab stories from recent weeks and months you might enjoy — if you didn’t catch them the first time around. What does Facebook’s new...

U.S. journalists, the clock is ticking: January 31 is the deadline to apply for a Nieman Fellowship

If there’s one thing most journalists learn to deal with, it’s deadlines. They may not be quite as cruelly enforced in online journalism as in print or broadcast — where presses have to start and shows have to start — but we get comfortable, at some level, with the idea that eventually you have to...

Newsonomics: How deep is the newspaper industry’s money hole?

How big a hole is the U.S. daily newspaper industry in? We know the toll in newsroom jobs — about 20,000 lost in a little under a decade — and the fact that the industry as a whole took in about $26 billion less in 2014 than it did a decade earlier. We’re used to,...

Don’t try too hard to please Twitter — and other lessons from The New York Times’ social media desk

The past year brought major changes to The New York Times. The social media desk’s editors joined a new department, Audience Development. Our team gained new resources as we combined efforts with colleagues who previously ran the Times’ Facebook page on the business side of the company, formalizing a relationship that had been more casual....

What does Facebook’s new tool for fighting fake news mean for real publishers?

Facebook announced yet another tweak to the algorithm that governs its users’ News Feeds yesterday. The social network has introduced a new tool that allows users to flag a post as “a false news story.” The move follows a few other attempts by the platform to better delineate different types of content. For example, in...

Can Ratter turn local news into national headlines?

Between early rumblings around who would run for Barbara Boxer’s Senate seat and the 49ers ending their search for a new head coach, there was no shortage of news coming out of San Francisco last week. Those kinds of stories are the bread and butter of local media: topical and substantial enough to grab readers...

From explainers to sounds that make you go “Whoa!”: The 4 types of audio that people share

Chances are you’ll listen to this audio — or at least 56 percent of you will: That’s what our experiments in making audio more sharable have shown so far. You’re more likely to listen and share interesting sound if it’s packaged with a good headline and an image — and recently we’ve discovered the type...

Hacking Journalism spent the weekend reimagining video — here’s what they came up with

What, exactly, would Tinder for video discovery look like? How do you wrangle all the live video around a story across social networks? And is it possible to use Mystery Science Theater 3000 as a prototype for a video engagement app? These are a few of the ideas and questions journalists and technologists came up...

Fact-checking sites continue to grow in number around the world

A new census from Duke’s Reporters’ Lab says that fact-checking sites are on the rise worldwide: The 2015 Fact-Checking Census from the Duke Reporters’ Lab found 89 that have been active in the past few years and 64 that are active today. That’s up from 59 total/44 active when we did our last count in...

The future still looks pretty grim for free print daily newspapers

You may remember a year ago I posted this short piece that detailed the decline of free daily newspapers in Europe. (“Remember how, a few years ago, some thought that Metro and others of its free ilk would sweep into the space paid dailies were leaving behind? It didn’t work out exactly that way.”) I...

What Knight-Mozilla OpenNews has learned about preparing non-journalists for the newsroom

Since 2011, Knight-Mozilla OpenNews has selected 25 coders, developers, and technologists for their competitive fellowship program, which embeds fellows in news organizations for 10-month stints meant to educate both the organization and the individual. Show More Summary

Sloppy P.R. charticles considered harmful

When Nieman Lab asked me for a prediction on journalism in 2015, I knew instantly what I wanted to write about. I’m definitely not someone you could describe as a futurist, so I picked an issue that had been irritating me lately: the increasing proliferation of small chart- or map-driven “data journalism” pieces produced as...

The New York Times is using its reader survey panel for journalism

For two decades, The New York Times has had a reader insight panel — a subset of its audience that it occasionally surveys to “better understand the reading habits, lifestyles and interests of Times readers. (They’re far from alone in this; here’s The Washington Post’s, for instance.) If you’re on it, as I am, you get...

Newsonomics: Digital First Media’s upcoming sale is producing some surprises

Anxious journalists from San Jose to Saint Paul, New Haven to North Adams await the final shouts of the Digital First Media auction. Bidding is still in progress, as DFM’s regional business heads coast to coast make presentations to would-be buyers, anonymous to them, by conference call. They share deeper and deeper financials, as those...

Q&A: Amy O’Leary on eight years of navigating digital culture change at The New York Times

When Amy O’Leary announced in early January that she was leaving The New York Times to become editorial director at Upworthy, there was a collective jaw-drop in the digital journalism community. What happened next certainly surprised me — Jacob Harris (@harrisj) January 6, 2015 O’Leary is well known for the role she played in crafting...

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