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by Jefferson Yen

The terrorist attacks in Paris and their aftermath are still unfolding, and journalists from around the world are covering it. Whether they’re in Paris or somewhere else, journalists are helping to check facts to displace speculation. One helpful source of information during the attack was France 24’s English language feed. The English live stream has […] 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 »

by Jefferson Yen

Since time immemorial (or at least the mid-’90s), tech and media companies believed that if you rolled up hundreds of tiny hyper-local news sites it would make a boffo business. So many tried and failed, from AOL’s DigitalCities to Backfence to Microsoft Sidewalk to AOL again with Patch in the 2000s. The lesson again and […] more »

by Kristen Fischer

Whether you moonlight or work as an independent contractor, freelancing isn’t easy. But if you’re like the thousands of freelancers who responded to the “Freelancing in America” survey, you enjoy the freelance lifestyle, despite its many challenges. The survey, conducted by Edelman Berland and commissioned by freelance platform Upwork (formerly Elance-oDesk) and Freelancers Union, offers […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

All this week we’ve been writing about the boom in content marketing. For those of you who don’t know, content marketing is – as the name would suggest – content, usually articles, purposely created to drive business for a company. As Simon Owens puts it, content marketing has been around for a long time before […] more »

by Amara Aguilar

They have faced dangers such as kidnapping, threats and harassment in pursuit of stories while paving the way for the next generation of women in journalism. For their bravery in journalism, three women were honored by the International Women’s Media Foundation last week at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. Mwape Kumwenda based in […] more »

by Aileen Gallagher

Melanie Deziel has an undergrad journalism degree from the University of Connecticut and later graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School in 2013 with a master’s degree in arts journalism. Out in the professional world, she wrote a much talked-about investigative piece about women in prison for the New York Times and now works at Time […] more »

by Simon Owens

If you’re an editor at just about any news publication, chances are you’re increasingly inundated with emails from PR agents offering up “guest columns” from CEOs and other high-powered executives. You’ve also likely heard buzz phrases like “thought leadership” and “inbound marketing” and are vaguely aware that these phrases have something to do with those […] more »

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