Nieman Foundation at Harvard
America’s Test Kitchen, “the Consumer Reports of cooking,” wants to grow to new platforms
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Sample Weave visualization
The software can help journalists create infinitely interactive visualizations.
Ten producers will pair up with stations to create journalism projects ranging from an “alternate-reality” game to a music festival. Andrew Phelps
Plus: Postmortem analysis of the SOPA/PIPA fight, more discussion on truth vigilantes and iBooks, and the rest of the week’s big stories in journalism and tech.
The aggregators of today will be the original reporters of tomorrow — it’s how disruption happens.
MinnPost revenue sources, 2011
The nonprofit news site — by now almost an online veteran — is showing it can support itself.
A 'Blue Marble' image of the Earth taken from the VIIRS instrument aboard NASA's most recently launched Earth-observing satellite - Suomi NPP
News businesses aren’t defined by delivery trucks and broadcast signals any more — and the smartest players are reaching out to a global audience sooner rather than later.
Successful engagement by journalists on the social network looks a lot like successful engagement in the real world. Justin Ellis
The best way to figure out what information readers need from you when you are covering an emergency is to imagine yourself in their position.
Public Insight Network sources
American Public Media’s networked journalism initiative will start producing original stories based on its largely untapped database of citizen sources.
For a brief shining moment in the early 1990s, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution was one of the top innovators in digital news. But it didn’t last long. Alex Remington
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How one blog helped spark The New York Times’ digital evolution
“I certainly had editors tell me that I shouldn’t be wasting my time on Bird Week. But that was the best part of City Room…We were like unsupervised children.”
572News outlets left and right (and up, down, and center) are embracing virtual reality technology
Among those experimenting is The Wall Street Journal, which plans to open source its 360-degree mobile video and VR technology and hopes to turn VR into more of a mainstay of its storytelling.
502Podcasting in 2015 feels a lot like blogging circa 2004: exciting, evolving, and trouble for incumbents
The same trends we saw a decade ago — professionalization on one hand, platformization on the other — sure seem to be playing out again.
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