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The last 20 posts from the Nieman Journalism Lab, for those who enjoy reverse chronological order.
Laura Hazard Owen    Oct. 16, 2017
“Our findings challenge the widespread notion that [data-driven journalism] ‘revolutionizes’ journalism.”
Binoy Prabhakar    Oct. 16, 2017
Shekhar Gupta said he named his new venture The Print to signal to readers that its standards would be high: “We feel there is a belief that once you go digital, the bar is lowered.”
Joshua Benton    Oct. 13, 2017
“In social media posts, our journalists must not express partisan opinions, promote political views, endorse candidates, make offensive comments or do anything else that undercuts The Times’s journalistic reputation.”
Laura Hazard Owen    Oct. 13, 2017
Plus: Facebook is just fixing a bug (right!), labeling fake news seems to work, and lawmakers will release the Russia ads.
Ricardo Bilton    Oct. 12, 2017
The ProPublica Local Reporting Network will fund reporters who already live in the communities they are writing about.
Laura Hazard Owen    Oct. 12, 2017
New research on how news organizations are using (and abusing?) push notifications.
Hope Reese    Oct. 11, 2017
“Subscriptions only matter if organizations have a strong sense of who they are. One of the tolls of the platforms has been to sap us of that sort of identity.”
Laura Hazard Owen    Oct. 10, 2017
Things are almost as bad when it comes to the hiring of people of color: The share of POC working in American newsrooms is up 2.9 percent since 2001.
Laura Hazard Owen    Oct. 10, 2017
How much they’ll get paid is another question.
Holly Robertson    Oct. 10, 2017
In Vichet launched Khmerload while he was still a PhD student. Now, with Silicon Valley backing, he’s added new editions in Myanmar and Vietnam and is looking at several more locations in South and Southeast Asia.
Shan Wang    Oct. 6, 2017
A new ICFJ survey found, for instance, that people with digital-focused titles like “digital content producer,” “social media editor” or “analytics editor” made up just 18 percent of newsroom positions.
Laura Hazard Owen    Oct. 6, 2017
Plus: How news organizations could work together to stop the spread of misinformation during breaking news events; fighting fake news on WhatsApp.
Ricardo Bilton    Oct. 5, 2017
What’s the most effective way to encourage more writers to start their own subscription sites? Reduce the time they spend doing anything that’s not writing, argues Substack.
Laura Hazard Owen    Oct. 5, 2017
“We would find that more established media companies would notice the interesting stuff that happened in our podcasts and turn those moments into articles or news-breaking blog posts on their own sites. We’ll now be our own home for that.”
Laura Hazard Owen    Oct. 4, 2017
“The flip side of disinformation is trust.”