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Having a strong personal voice that isn't condescending is a good tactic for reaching millennial audiences, says Jennifer Maerz. Screenshot courtesy of RJI.
Best Practices
by Reuben Stern

This week we explore a web-based tool for local election coverage, and we get advice on creating news for millennial audiences. PART 1: Electable Electable is a Web-based tool under development that could help smaller local news organizations connect audiences with information about candidates in local elections. We find out how it works from founder […] more »

by Aleszu Bajak

This piece was initially published on Storybench, a cookbook for digital storytelling. Storybench is a collaboration between Northeastern University’s Media Innovation program, a new graduate degree in digital journalism, and Esquire magazine. “Even if Denmark was made of gold, I would not want to stay here, ever.” That’s what Farid Majid, a refugee fleeing the […] more »

by Kate Nash Cunningham

Journalism educators from around the country heard about virtual reality storytelling, robots in reporting and a slew of new social media apps at the Online News Association conference last weekend in Los Angeles. Demonstrations at the sold-out conference in Los Angeles included software that creates a geofence for targeted social search, sophisticated mapping software and […] more »

Best Practices
by Paul Voakes

Think of a talented young person in your field. You can easily see this person, 10 or 15 years from now, as a leader in the field: a highly decorated journalist or perhaps an award-winning teacher or researcher. But the path to that achievement is anything but easy, especially if that talented young person comes from […] more »

Best Practices
by Kim Sheehan

Co-authored with Kasey Windels As professors in communications programs at two large public Universities (the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University and the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon), we are charged with training the next generation of professional communicators. We have found Journalist’s Resource an invaluable tool for our […] more »

Best Practices
by Sean Lawson

Co-Authored with Avery Holton   Drones seem to be up to no good lately. Cast by the news media as pesky toys interfering with everything from wildfire containment efforts to commercial airline flights, the promise of drones is often overlooked. But the growing number of innovative uses for drones are no less important for understanding this […] more »

Citizen Journalism
by Reuben Stern

This week we see how the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism is helping its audience act on the issues they read about, and we learn how an automated filter helps find and correct style errors. PART 1: BINJ action boxes As part of its solutions journalism approach, the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism created an […] more »

Case Studies
by Josh Stearns

Across the country new Low Power FM community radio stations are taking to the airwaves. This new burgeoning of local media was made possible by ten years of advocacy and organizing that culminated in the passage of the Local Community Radio Act in 2010. The Act made hundreds of new radio licenses available to nonprofits […] more »

Best Practices
by Dan Reimold

Student media are currently undergoing their most massive transformation since the introduction of campus newspapers in their somewhat modern form in the late 1800s. In that spirit, I recently led the DigitalEd training “Reinventing Student Media.” The session and related resource handout focuses on the steps outlets should take and the techniques and tools they […] more »

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