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Best Practices
by Matt MacVey

I started the year with a problem: small news organizations don’t have enough time to keep their digital publishing and ad sales practices up to date. This is how I started to develop a solution. January 2015 At the end of January 2015, I began the Tow-Knight Entrepreneurial Journalism fellowship with the idea of working […] more »

Education
by Jeremy Caplan

Twenty Tow-Knight Entrepreneurial Journalism fellows recently presented their startups during our fifth annual Demo Week. The projects ranged from newsroom training services to niche reporting platforms, from immersive podcasts to mobile products for underserved communities. Here’s a sampling of their summaries: Flying Content will adapt and create location-enhanced content for mobile, wearables, and smart cars. […] more »

Education
by Meg Dalton

How do we engage Brazil’s emerging middle class? Can we leverage technology to empower women in newsrooms? What can we do to support the growing field of professional media freelancers? These are just a few of the questions the newest cohort of fellows hopes to address as part of Stanford University’s John S. Knight Journalism […] more »

Best Practices
by Kuang Keng Kuek Ser

Since January, I’ve been developing DataN, the affordable, customized training program in data journalism for small newsrooms. Now the program has found its first user: Malaysiakini.com, the most visited news website in Malaysia (and also my former employer). The DataN training program consists of: Pre-training survey and interviews to understand what the newsroom needs and […] more »

Education
by Meg Dalton

Paul Salopek traced the path of human migration. Hong Qu sorted fact from fiction. Jack Riley explored the stylish world of wearable technology. What will you do? From journalists and educators to technologists and coders, professionals from all walks of life can now improve the world of journalism thanks to the new Knight Visiting Nieman […] more »

Audio/Visual
by Kristen Clark

The beauty and torture of living in a city like New York, and doing a program like Tow-Knight, is the truly outrageous number of opportunities that present themselves to you over the course of a week. That kind of territory is fertile ground for a budding startup. But it also means being pulled in a […] more »

Education
by Beatrice Motamedi

Video produced by GSS senior editor Veronica Vargo during the Global Student Square production day. Six-second videos. Listicles, not narratives. Crawls, feeds and pins. Photos we snap and share; then they vanish. Retweets and reblogs, not reading. Analytics, but no analysis. What do millennials want? All of the above, or something else? A recent NiemanLab […] more »

Education
by Jeremy Caplan

We recently welcomed our fifth cohort, our biggest ever, with 21 fellows from eight countries. In addition to developing their own startup projects and taking entrepreneurial journalism classes, our fellows will participate in weekly workshops, hear from more than 30 guest speakers and visit Twitter, Google, Mashable, Quartz, Kickstarter and other cool places. This new […] more »

Business
by Justina Vasquez

This is college. And in college, we apply for summer internships. That’s the whole point: getting prestigious, or at least recognizable, internships that will hopefully lead to jobs upon graduation. A common method students use to rank themselves is by the reputation of the experience they gain. Whether you intern at Google, a Harvard research […] more »

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