Mike Reilley

Mike Reilley, the Cronkite News director of digital production and professor of practice at Arizona State’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, has spent more than a decade teaching digital fundamentals to college journalists. His students work for ESPN, Sports Illustrated, the Washington Post, Arizona Republic, The Associated Press, Miami Herald, Chicago Tribune, NBC News, The Food Network, Variety, Hearst Television and GateHouse Media. A former LA Times reporter and Chicago Tribune web editor, he founded and editsThe Journalist’s Toolbox research site for SPJ, and serves on the SPJ board of directors. He previously wrote about data journalism for Education Shift. Tweet him @journtoolbox.

by Mike Reilley

A few years ago I read a story about web design that defined it as a “mix of craft, science, storytelling, propaganda and philosophy.” Save for propaganda, I can pretty much vouch for the rest of that quote based on my experience building websites for the past two decades. So it was no surprise that […] more »

by Mike Reilley

Let’s start with some analysis of why I chose seven ways to incorporate data journalism into your classes. I’m Irish, and it’s my lucky number. It was my basketball jersey number, and it’s the exact number of pints of Harp I can drink before falling off a barstool. But seriously, data, like writing a clever […] more »