Tag: technology

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. In December the U.S. Senate report on the C.I.A.’s “enhanced interrogation” program was released and news organizations found creative ways to report on […] more »

by Juan Manuel Casanueva

Implementing technology projects in newsrooms or media organizations that traditionally don’t have tech support can be quite a challenge. Here are five suggestions for those starting such a tech endeavor, based on my work with technologists and media organizations in Latin America. 1. Choose the right tech partner(s) First, it is important to note that […] more »

by Christopher Guess

Journalism has always been obsessed with perfection. The story will be dead to rights, if the copy desk uses a semi-colon instead of an em-dash. If a headline’s wrong, there will be hell to pay come the news meeting tomorrow morning. There is nothing wrong with this. In fact, it’s fantastic. Papers of record should, […] more »

by Scott Finn

Being “digital first” is no longer a new idea. In fact, I risk appearing to be very “2005” by even bringing it up. But if everyone agrees that public media organizations must be digital first, why is it that we so rarely, truly are? When I started at West Virginia Public Broadcasting two years ago, […] more »

by Jorge Luis Sierra

More than ever before, journalists who work in dangerous zones understand the importance of technology to improve safety and reduce risk. Xiomara Orellana, Daniela Aguilar, Ernesto Aroche, and Javier Garcia are four such journalists. Their experiences provide useful examples of what can be achieved with proper security training and the right technologies. Orellana, an investigative […] more »

by Matt Carroll

Storytelling is evolving. It no longer has to follow the same basic, linear structure. Digital stories are going nonlinear. They are being “atomized” — broken into component pieces and then reassembled in new and interesting ways. Look at the work done by Storify, Genius, Circa, and Embed.ly, to name a few organizations that are experimenting with new […] more »

by Matt Carroll

It’s an event where people hope to catch a glimpse of the future. Twice a year, the MIT Media Lab throws open its doors to its corporate sponsors, who carefully examine and prod the projects that the lab’s graduate students are creating. Hundreds of people from top companies from across the globe attend. It’s a […] more »

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 »

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 »

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 »