The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted our routines, transformed our social interactions and redefined our relationships. Yet, as odd as it sounds, we’ll likely come to appreciate some of the changes this crisis wrought. Panic has a knack for dislodging lethargy. In local news, this lethargy — in the form of a steadily declining but still … Continued
Attending this year’s Picture of the Year judging in February helped POY’s inaugural Rising Star Scholarship recipient Rosem Morton better understand how pictures are organized into stories. “I know it contributed to effective storytelling, especially my own storytelling,” she says. The Rising Star Scholarship is offered to working visual journalists of color with five or … Continued
Who said there would be math? In a field that can attract mathematically challenged individuals, data has become an essential tool for journalists. During the 2019 spring semester, student producers behind Gray Television’s OTT show “Post” showcased 20 pieces of journalism, most of which would not be possible without data.
Tessa Weinberg and Annika Merrilees WASHINGTON — Brian Stelter wants everybody to stop, take a second and look up. From their smartphones, that is. The devices in people’s hands hold everything from news alerts to entertainment, hope and hate speech, said Stelter, the keynote speaker at the April 25 Hurley-Sloan Symposium at the National Press … Continued
The Federal Aviation Administration has been busy these last few weeks, promulgating a bunch of different rules that have some consequences — short-term and long-term — for us as drone journalists. Each of these changes taken alone is something small. Taken together, we’re seeing the ongoing codification of how drones interact with the National Airspace … Continued
Renee Hickman, Soo Rin Kim and Allison Pecorin WASHINGTON — Veteran journalists who cover Washington and the White House say President Donald Trump’s attacks on the news media have taken a toll and laid part of the blame for the decline in public trust on weakening sources of local news. Their comments came at a … Continued
The first chatbot was born in 1966. Eliza, as her creator named her, mimicked a psycho-therapist. You can still chat with Eliza, like I did. Eliza was a proof of concept: an experiment designed to explore the potential of conversational interfaces. Now, 50 years on, chatbots are starting to crack into the mainstream — at … Continued