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Best Practices
by Sonia Paul

Five years ago this spring, Andy Carvin, then working for NPR, found himself in the thick of the Arab Spring as he became immersed in curating tweets, verifying footage online and corresponding with journalists and activists on the ground via social media. Within a matter of months, he said, it got to the point where […] more »

Business
by Ian Lamont

What do the Huffington Post, “The Simpsons,” Minecraft, and Led Zeppelin’s first album have in common? All of them started as experiments. The Huffington Post was launched in the mid-2000s as a link list and blogging site, leveraging the celebrity network of co-founder Arianna Huffington for content. The Simpsons began in 1987 as short animated […] more »

Case Studies
by Jack Rosenberry

The vast majority of students — not to mention many teachers  — live and breathe social media connections. We tap into virtual communities for personal and professional reasons, integrating them with our “real-world” lives. At least at the individual level. But what of the notion that online community can enhance and support in-real-life-community on a […] more »

Business
by Sonia Paul

The end of the year is fast approaching, and with that comes our analysis of some of the year’s hottest news and trends in media. If you followed our year-end report from last year, you can see that some of 2015’s biggest media stories are a direct fallout from what happened in 2014. It follows […] more »

Collaboration
by Reuben Stern

This week we find out how analytics tools might better inform newsrooms in the future, and we see how journalists can take advantage of YouTube’s annotations and live-streaming features. PART 1: Analytics in the future As methods for tracking audience behavior continue to evolve, we get a glimpse of the future from Parse.ly Chief Executive […] more »

Collaboration
by Patricia Aufderheide

The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam’s (IDFA’s) DocLab conference and exhibit, the most well-established international showcase for interactive documentary, featured plenty of buzz (bacon ice cream made by growing meat in a petri dish! a coffin equipped with odors evoking famous deaths!), a lot of virtual reality and some provocative insights. But we were still looking […] more »

Best Practices
by Lindsay Green-Barber

For the past two years, the Center for Investigative Reporting has convened some of the best minds from media, philanthropy and research institutions to discuss how media organizations can effectively track and measure the impact of their work online and in the real world. When we hosted our “Dissection A” event in Oakland, California, in […] more »

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 »

Case Studies
by Andrew DeVigal

My origin story is a tale of constant change. The most recent transition, from running the multimedia desk at the New York Times to chairing the University of Oregon’s Agora Journalism Center, is filled with many life lessons. I often describe this transformation as one of perspective: focusing less on how audiences interact with content […] more »

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