• Newsrooms join Trusting News work

    Trusting News
    Newsrooms join Trusting News work
    January 8, 2018

    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.
  • MediaShift Podcast 242: Pivots to video a mixed bag; Twitter doubles character count

    MediaShift Podcast
    MediaShift Podcast 242: Pivots to video a mixed bag; Twitter doubles character count
    September 29, 2017

    In the news this week, many publishers have been pivoting to video, but they’ve also lost a lot of traffic to their websites. Did they go too far? And Twitter is testing out doubling the size of tweets to 280 characters.
  • Gotta catch ’em all: Archiving digital content such as social media should include linked objects

    Gotta catch ’em all: Archiving digital content such as social media should include linked objects
    August 22, 2017

    In the digital media world, there’s no guarantee that material that appears one minute will be there the next.
  • Journalism, the intelligence community and technology

    Journalism, the intelligence community and technology
    May 3, 2017

    Journalism’s purpose is to facilitate understanding. Government also has a sense-making apparatus. Conflict between journalism and the intelligence community has obscured a remarkable range of similarities between them.
  • Fighting fake news with emotion

    Fighting fake news with emotion
    April 20, 2017

    Journalists have known the power of emotion for a long time. The best of journalism taps into it through powerful stories of humanity or through deep investigations that produce outrage or wonder. That’s not most journalism.
  • MediaShift Podcast 225: Trump wants to kill Big Bird; DOJ indicts Russian hackers of Yahoo

    MediaShift Podcast
    MediaShift Podcast 225: Trump wants to kill Big Bird; DOJ indicts Russian hackers of Yahoo
    March 17, 2017

    In the news this week, President Trump’s first budget strips funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which could be devastating for small market local public stations. The Feds indicted four Russians for the massive hacking breach at Yahoo.
  • Monetization of news

    Digital preservation
    Monetization of news
    February 3, 2017

    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.
  • Poynter: FOIA Machine is joining MuckRock

    RJI in the news
    Poynter: FOIA Machine is joining MuckRock
    November 30, 2016

    FOIA Machine received funding from the Knight Foundation, a crowdfunding campaign and the Reynolds Journalism Institute in 2013.
  • How do we engage news consumers in the digital world?

    How do we engage news consumers in the digital world?
    June 30, 2016

    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.
  • Tim Regan-Porter: Packs vs. Lone Wolf Newsrooms

    The Collaboration Culture Symposium
    Tim Regan-Porter: Packs vs. Lone Wolf Newsrooms
    March 21, 2016

    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.