Making pictures in an upturned world
An analysis of photojournalists’ motivations for covering COVID-19.
Collaborations are critical in building a network of prison correspondents
Finding a strategic framework for the Prison Journalism Project.
A database and text system created for resources during the pandemic
Public Input texting service allows readers to get in touch with journalists.
How texting can help boost your service journalism efforts
The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Reporting’s partner, News 414, is trying Public Input to talk to readers and help them find resources for housing, food pantries, or even speak directly to a reporter.
What the Digital News Report 2021 means for your audio strategy
The Digital News Report, the latest edition of which was published at the end of June, is a must read for anyone who wants to understand the behaviors of online news consumers.
Newsroom Notes: Questions to think about for the post-pandemic TV newsroom
KOMU News is the nation’s only teaching laboratory inside a commercial network affiliated TV station. Many of the challenges are the same as other newsrooms—layered with the challenges of teaching the next generation of journalists. We’re providing a first-hand view (and maybe a little advice) from an industry veteran who led the KOMU Newsroom in … Continued
Pictures of the Year announces 78th competition winners
The judging of the 78th annual Pictures of the Year International, the oldest and most prestigious photojournalism contest, recently wrapped up with a new group of winners. This year’s contest brought in nearly 40,000 images, along with short films and online storytelling presentations. “The judging of the images and stories in POY this year was … Continued
From Next City to Next Journalism: Oscar Perry Abello is redefining accountability journalism
Oscar Perry Abello is a New York City-based journalist and senior economics correspondent for Next City, where he covers responses to economic injustice for the non-profit online magazine devoted to inspiring greater economic, environmental, and social justice in cities. I spoke with Abello as part of RJI’s Inclusive Media and Economies project that examines the … Continued
Journalists must play a vital role in fixing America’s false economic narrative
From the Federal Reserve to the U.S. Economic Development Administration to the American Planning Association, pressure is mounting in policy and planning circles to address the economic consequences of structural racism. In an effort to reboot an economy still impacted by COVID-19, the inherited disparities of a pre-pandemic segregationist society have been laid bare across … Continued
Local communities and local news need a new economic narrative: Why not create it together?
If local news is so critical to the health, economic and civic success of a community, why are local news organizations an afterthought in economic development conversations? And what would it take to change that?