Newsrooms join Trusting News work

Originally published on Medium More than 30 newsrooms are making an investment in discovering how best to demonstrate credibility and earn trust by coming on board the Trusting News project. For four months, they’ll commit to regular experimentation across seven trust-building strateiges. A handful of newsrooms have been testing since November, and many more are … Continued

RiskMiner: An app for agribusiness

“Risk to the community, to people and to our food and fuel systems. We’re focusing strictly on agribusiness because that’s the focus of our news coverage and because it affects so much of our day to day lives.” said Pam Dempsey.

Journalism, the intelligence community and technology

Editor’s note: The author, who spent a year as an RJI Fellow exploring ways to report and create news stories using databases, has recently received funding to develop intelligence applications of his Structured Stories journalism database. The funding is being provided by the U.S. federal government’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.

Fighting fake news with emotion

Editor’s note: Tom Warhover is an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism and the former executive editor of the Columbia Missourian.

FL#181: Journalism 360, an immersive storytelling initiative

Journalism 360 Journalism 360 is an initiative to help journalists experiment with immersive storytelling through events, training, grants, Medium posts and Google Hangouts. The effort aims to connect journalists and build a community around 360 video and augmented and virtual reality for news. Reporting by Reuben Stern and Lindsey Miller For more information: Journalism 360 … Continued

Monetization of news

In the face of decreasing revenues and increasing costs, news agencies everywhere are exploring creative methods of extracting more funding from their products. Some methods are more suitable to larger organizations and others to smaller ones; each one has drawbacks, and for many, they are a gamble.  However, some of these gambles have become viable … Continued

FL#175: Shortcut from This American Life

Sharing audio with a new tool called Shortcut A new tool called Shortcut from This American Life allows listeners to share clips from episodes of This American Life. Users can select text from episode transcripts, which the app turns into short videos that can be downloaded or posted to social media. Reporting by Hailey Godburn … Continued

How do we engage news consumers in the digital world?

If you operate a nonprofit newsroom, email appeals have likely become an essential fundraising tool. Yet while recommendations for how to grow your mailing lists are readily available, it’s much harder to find good information about retaining subscribers and engaging them as active community members. As a result, many successful efforts to gain subscribers are … Continued

Tim Regan-Porter: Packs vs. Lone Wolf Newsrooms

Tim Regan-Porter, Center for Collaborative Journalism Tim Regan-Porter is the founding executive director of the Center for Collaborative Journalism at Mercer University. The Knight Foundation-funded center is a collaboration between the university, The (Macon) Telegraph, Georgia Public Broadcasting and WMUB/ESPN that trains students and serves the community using the “teaching hospital” model of education. Previously, Regan-Porter … Continued