Innovation in Focus, which helps newsrooms navigate the numerous new emerging technologies and storytelling techniques, is a finalist for a 2018 Editor & Publisher EPPY Award. The series, which is produced by the Innovation and Futures Lab at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, was selected from more than 300 entries across 30 categories, according to … Continued
Veda Shastri Veda Shastri is a documentary filmmaker and immersive video journalist. She is currently a producer of The Daily 360 at The New York Times where she handles international coverage in 360 video. She recently produced the series “Genocide’s Legacy” as well as an interactive from inside Fukushima, Japan. Veda co-produced a VR documentary, … Continued
This month we delved into drone storytelling for our Innovation in Focus project. Here are five tips to help you get started if you’re new to drones! 1. Your first drone should be one you can crash — a lot Buy a cheap drone for practice so you can crash it without putting a dent in your finances. … Continued
According to the Federal Highway Administration, Missouri has the fourth-highest number of structurally deficient bridges in the United States. This week for Innovation in Focus, Megan Smith investigates this number to learn why. Watch our second segment next week to hear from an expert on data-driven storytelling and why it’s vital to utilize at your news … Continued
Angie Holan, editor of PolitiFact, speaks with us about fact-checking, how to get started and why it’s an important part of journalism today. Watch our next segment to see what Missouri residents thought about each of the claims we fact-checked and their opinions on fact-checking websites provided by news organizations.
We interviewed residents in Columbia, Missouri, to see which claims they felt were true or false before we showed them the results of our fact-checking. Does the public feel that fact-checking websites are useful? Watch and see. And explore our fact-checker files in GitHub. In our expert segment, we speak with Angie Holan, editor of PolitiFact, about her work and advice … Continued