Tag: best practices

by Molly de Aguiar

Sometimes we get candid feedback from journalism organizations that they do not have the capacity or resources to try some of the new ideas and tools we highlight on Local News Lab and in the weekly Local Fix newsletter. We understand. There are many chicken and egg situations when it comes to small, local journalism […] more »

by Chris Herwig

Earlier this month MapBox launched [MapBox Satellite](http://mapbox.com/blog/mapbox-satellite/) — an aerial imagery basemap of the world created [entirely from public domain open data](http://mapbox.com/blog/open-aerial). Here are a few examples of the maps we made with this public imagery. ![Brawley, California | MapBox Satellite](http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8223/8283791795_45f3faa43b.jpg) Brawley, California | MapBox Satellite ![Lago Ohiggins, Chile | MapBox Satellite](http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8361/8283791673_6866663fbf.jpg) Lago O’Higgins, Chile […] more »

by CJ Cornell

Last month, the Crystal Cox verdict re-energized a debate among journalism’s most passionate and articulate thought leaders and professionals by begging the question: Who is a journalist? Just about anyone with a laptop or cell phone can use free technology to create quality media and reach audiences larger than any newspaper or television network. Indeed, we are […] more »

by Mark Follman

Back in late February, Fox News columnist Juan Williams wrote a scathing piece about racial prejudice in the media. Exhibit A was the Washington Post’s coverage of a poll showing that African Americans and Latinos are optimistic about the economy. The Post, Williams charged, had “buried” this good news because it didn’t fit with the […] more »

by Juliana Rotich

This post was written by Melissa Tuly and Jennifer Chan. This is the second in a series of blog posts documenting a 9-month Ushahidi evaluation project in partnership with the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative supported by the Knight Foundation. The Ushahidi-Kenya evaluation is off to a strong start. Since returning from Nairobi in January, 2011 we […] more »

by Dan Pacheco

Next week I’m leading a discussion at a conference run by the Knight Digital Media center about innovation within newspapers. The topic of the conference is “Transforming News Organizations for the Digital Now.” They’ve asked me to talk about two things: The “ecology of innovation.” What type of environment fosters innovation best? Provide examples of […] more »

by G. Patton Hughes

I’ve attended a few conferences and it appears to me that most folks in journalism hate advertising. Maybe that comes from seeing the last eight inches of their story end up on the composing room floor to make room for another two column by four-inch ad or just distrust of business. I wouldn’t hazard a […] more »

by Leslie Rule

I should disclose upfront I’m not much of a “gamer.” When I was younger, I found myself in a few endless games of Risk, never did understand the appeal of Monopoly, and always wanted to overlay a romantic narrative on Chess. (How did the Queen convince the knight to battle the Bishop to death?) But […] more »

by Steven Clift

I am working up a post on reader comments to news stories on media sites, comments on media-hosted blogs, or media hosted online forums. At the recent Online News Association conference there was definitely a sense of turmoil surrounding reader comments online. I’d hate to see interactivity switched off due to the lack of “here […] more »