Nieman Foundation at Harvard
HOME
          
LATEST STORY
The Atlantic is returning to blogging
ABOUT                    SUBSCRIBE

Articles by Mindy McAdams

Mindy McAdams has been teaching online journalism at the University of Florida since 1999. Previously she was a copy editor at Time magazine and at The Washington Post. She was also the first content developer at Digital Ink, The Washington Post’s first online news site, in 1994.
@macloo
mindy-mcadams
“If an article page was a place that did not offer us 300 navigation choices and 25 butt-ugly ads, but instead provided several appealing doorways to a diverse selection of high-quality content, what would be the result?”
McAdams_passport
Journalism school students often choose the field because they like writing. So getting them to code requires more than instruction — it takes convincing.
What to read next
2351
tweets
The New York Times built a Slack bot to help decide which stories to post to social media
The bot, named Blossom, helps predict how stories will do on social and also suggests which stories editors should promote.
1287Jo Ellen Green Kaiser: Do independent news outlets have a blind spot when it comes to ethnic media?
The head of the Media Consortium argues that, by defining themselves in opposition to mainstream media, independent progressive outlets miss out on the power of ethnic and community journalism.
1029Newsonomics: 10 numbers on The New York Times’ 1 million digital-subscriber milestone
Digital subscribers are proving to be the bedrock of the Times’ business model going forward. How much more room is there for growth — and at what price points?
These stories are our most popular on Twitter over the past 30 days.
See all our most recent pieces ➚
Fuego is our heat-seeking Twitter bot, tracking the links the future-of-journalism crowd is talking about most on Twitter.
Here are a few of the top links Fuego’s currently watching.   Get the full Fuego ➚
Encyclo is our encyclopedia of the future of news, chronicling the key players in journalism’s evolution.
Here are a few of the entries you’ll find in Encyclo.   Get the full Encyclo ➚
The Sunlight Foundation
Demand Media
DocumentCloud
The Batavian
The Times of London
Instapaper
Fwix
The Bay Citizen
Spot.Us
Detroit Free Press and Detroit News
The Weekly Standard
Foursquare