• Building simple data pipelines

    Building simple data pipelines
    March 29, 2021

    For journalists looking to stay on top of COVID-19 trends, access to data from state and county health authorities is crucial. However, this data can often feel inaccessible, existing behind dashboards and other interfaces.
  • Social media policies are not the real issue

    Innovation in Focus
    Social media policies are not the real issue
    March 23, 2021

    Gabe Schneider, Kendra Pierre-Louis, Sisi Wei and Karen K. Ho in a discussion around how newsrooms can work to become anti-racist.
  • How to build data capacity in your newsroom

    RJI Fellows Class of 2020–2021
    How to build data capacity in your newsroom
    March 11, 2021

    Data rarely has a better idea, because data doesn’t think. People think. Sometimes data can help people think a little better. The problem is that it doesn't always feel that way.
  • Descript, overdub: Q&A with Tamar Charney

    Innovation in Focus
    Descript, overdub: Q&A with Tamar Charney
    February 15, 2021

    For Innovation in Focus this month, student Sara Dingmann spoke with Tamar Charney, managing director for personalization and curation at NPR, about the ethics of redubbing.
  • ‘Do people even read captions?’

    RJI Fellows Class of 2020–2021
    ‘Do people even read captions?’
    February 11, 2021

    Yes, people read captions. They’re some of the most scannable, well-read elements in news media. So how can we make them truly worthwhile? It’s time to test.
  • Descript video: Tips and tricks

    Innovation in Focus
    Descript video: Tips and tricks
    February 8, 2021

    This month, Sara Dingmann tested Descript’s new video editing software to create this video about a local maker and his business. Here are five tips for using Descript video editor.
  • Journalists are creators now, and that’s a good thing

    Yvonne Leow columns
    Journalists are creators now, and that’s a good thing
    February 3, 2021

    We’re living in a remarkable time when reporters no longer have to win an editor’s approval to publish a story, reach an audience, and get paid. In fact, anyone can technically do it.
  • Wise up to Markdown

    Wise up to Markdown
    January 28, 2021

    Markdown is useful for journalists (and anyone who writes for the web) because it's a reliable, open-source technology with a non-proprietary format.
  • Having a natural curiosity about mundane processes

    Innovation in Focus
    Having a natural curiosity about mundane processes
    January 27, 2021

    Alex Richards is an assistant professor S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Tatyana Monnay spoke to him about data journalism and what is in its future.
  • How visual metaphor helps move our data off the page

    RJI Fellows Class of 2020–2021
    How visual metaphor helps move our data off the page
    January 27, 2021

    Good visual journalism isn’t about learning the newest D3 wrapper — it’s about communication and emotional resonance.
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