• D.C. symposium to discuss social media and the First Amendment

    D.C. symposium to discuss social media and the First Amendment
    April 17, 2019

    Is the First Amendment still relevant in the age of social media? How can we be sure that what we’re reading and watching is true? What can social media platforms do to curtail the spread of misinformation and lies?
  • A robot commits libel. Who is responsible?

    A robot commits libel. Who is responsible?
    February 20, 2019

    For all their apparent infallibility, bots, like their human predecessors, are also vulnerable to mistakes.One of the worst mistakes is committing libel. How should courts treat cases in which a robot generates a defamatory statement?
  • Let technology plot the path forward

    Let technology plot the path forward
    January 30, 2019

    Like many others who grew up during the glory days of newspapers, Ebony Reed never envisioned the the kind of innovations that technology has brought to journalism, like AR/VR, drones and artificial intelligence bots writing stories.
  • Take journalism to the next level

    Take journalism to the next level
    January 18, 2019

    RJI is now taking applications for our next group of fellows. We’re looking to advance new products, services, ideas and storytelling techniques with funding, mentoring, testing and promotion.
  • Look up to see the coming battle of privacy vs. access

    Look up to see the coming battle of privacy vs. access
    January 15, 2019

    How much airspace — and how much privacy — are you entitled to? This is important to us as drone journalists because it speaks to where we can fly and how we gather our visuals.
  • Info District dispatch: On lobbying

    Info District dispatches
    Info District dispatch: On lobbying
    October 24, 2018

    To pass an ordinance or petition for a referendum you need to lobby someone. The Community Information Cooperative’s 501(c)(3) incorporation means that no more than 20 percent of our budget can be spent on lobbying. At first, we saw this as a limitation.
  • Bots: Helping journalists find the story

    Innovation in Focus
    Bots: Helping journalists find the story
    October 9, 2018

    We used an election databot to lead us to a story about ad numbers from two local politicians.
  • Newspaper adds a sunset to searching police public records

    Newspaper adds a sunset to searching police public records
    September 14, 2018

    The Southeast Missourian announced a policy to block search engines from court and police public records and subsequent articles after six years.
  • MuckRock Assignments eases investigative reporting process while making it more transparent

    MuckRock Assignments eases investigative reporting process while making it more transparent
    August 30, 2018

    Digging through pages of public records documents can be a daunting task for journalists. MuckRock is lessening the burden with its tool Assignments while making the reporting process more transparent to readers.
  • Journalists: Defend your work through action, not just with editorials

    Trusting News
    Journalists: Defend your work through action, not just with editorials
    August 16, 2018

    At Trusting News, we’re eager to see more than 350 editorials planned for today as part of an effort started by The Boston Globe to fight back against Trump’s “dirty war against the free press.”