The Nieman Journalism Lab project

Nieman Journalism Lab

The Nieman Journalism Lab (NJL) is a wide-area hypermedia information retrieval initiative aiming to give universal access to a large universe of documents about digital news and journalism innovation.

Everything there is online about NJL is linked directly or indirectly to this document, including an executive summary of the project, Mailing lists , Translations , Fuego , Really Simple Syndication .

This report sees journalistic “bias” less as partisanship and more as relying on too-comfortable habits
"The first step is to accept that broad impartiality brings a stronger obligation to look."
@nytimes is now on TikTok
"nytimes on the tok?! 🤩"
The first newspaper strike of the digital age stretches into a new year
When staff at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette walked off the job 100 days ago, they became the first newspaper to strike in decades. They've already been followed by more.
Twitter will soon let news outlets lay visual claim to their staffers’ accounts. Should they?
Your employer's logo might soon be attached to every tweet you make — for better or for worse.
Where did all the new podcasts go?
The number of new podcasts launched fell by nearly 80% between 2020 and 2022 — and seems to keep dropping. Has podcasting moved from gold rush to mature market?
A new fellowship enlists students to fill reporting gaps on HBCUs
"There's no [better] way to be close to an institution than through somebody who lives in a dorm.”
Why whistleblowers’ trust in journalism is fading
Plus: What people expect from podcasts as a form of journalism, improving reporting on suicide saves lives, and the important role of Google Knowledge Panels in cueing confidence in news organizations.
“Canada’s ProPublica” is sharing the databases behind its hard-hitting stories
The Investigative Journalism Foundation hopes to follow the money — and leave the door wide open for other journalists.
Sahan Journal is using voice-note newsletters to reach Somalis in Minnesota
"We wanted the questions and feedback and the insights of Somalis to be at the center."
Good news: Misinformation isn’t as powerful as feared! Bad news: Neither is information.
To people who publish facts, it's appealing to think of them as powerful. But people's belief systems go a lot deeper than facts.

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Happy 30th birthday to the World Wide Web, which was first described in a document (“Information Management: A Proposal”) by Tim Berners-Lee on March 12, 1989.

This is what the very first web page looked like; this is what our homepage homage looked like on March 12, 2019.

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