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Articles by Ricardo Bilton

Ricardo Bilton is a contributor at the Nieman Journalism Lab. He was previously a reporter at Digiday, where he covered the business of digital media. He’s also written for VentureBeat, ZDNet, The New York Observer and The Japan Times. When he’s not working, he’s probably at the movies.
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The investigative unit, now at eight people, is dedicated to covering the inner workings of our most powerful institutions.
“Storytelling is a differentiator. I wish we did more of it on the air, but since we don’t, we’re doing it in digital.
Streaming services like Amazon Prime Video and Netflix are desperate for more content and are willing to pay for it. A new offshoot of Berkeley’s investigative journalism program is trying to take advantage of that.
Creating a newspaper for kids means “allaying fears while at the same time explaining in the most basic terms what’s going on.”
“We do so many amazing things digitally with things like 360 video and VR and interactives and animation. The idea with this was to do something for print that felt equally special.”
“Como organización hacemos muchas cosas maravillosas en nuestra plataforma digital, como por ejemplo los videos 360 y la realidad virtual, con animaciones interactivas. La idea con esto era hacer algo que se sintiera igual de especial”.
“The New York Times is not going to build a self-driving car, but if we see that technology as being inevitable, we should have a strategy for how The New York Times will fit into it.”
Like S-Town and Serial, Wow in the World wants to make listeners feel like they’re helping to solve the show’s mysteries.