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Best Practices
by Mike Rispoli

One of the main goals of our News Voices: New Jersey project is to elevate the role of communities at their local media outlets. To that end, we asked our Garden State members to tell us how they consume news, what issues they care about, and how well they feel local media reflect their communities. […] more »

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Audio/Visual
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. The Confederate battle flag is a symbol that has long outlived the Civil War. Logan Jaffe, a multimedia producer for WBEZ’s Curious City […] more »

Technology
by Meg Dalton

Think of it as the Kickstarter of journalism. Launched in 2013, Beacon Reader has been changing the relationship between writers and readers by allowing citizens to fund the stories they want to read. With its newest service, Bounties, Beacon Reader is taking it a step further by allowing citizens to not only fund, but also choose […] more »

Education
by Babatunde Akpeji

What options are available to backwater communities that want to attract government attention or media interest? In Nigeria’s Niger Delta region, some members of such communities were eager to tell their stories about health challenges, environmental degradation and poor infrastructure. But they lacked the skills to do so. Their break came when the International Center […] more »

Philosophy
by ReadThisThing Team

Podcasts are blowing up, great stories are reaching more people than ever, people are paying for content, and the modern web is giving the world a better platform to tell stories than the world has ever seen. But news divisions are still shrinking, great publications are still failing, local blogs are still shutting down, and journalists […] more »

Audio/Visual
by Matt Carroll

This piece was co-written by Catherine D’Ignazio If you run an online news organization, you face a problem reaching readers: How do you keep your brand in front of readers? How do you remind them that you exist and get them to return regularly? It’s not easy. But we have a free app — NewsPix — that can help. […] more »