• Make your newsroom’s social media more accessible

    Innovation in Focus
    Make your newsroom’s social media more accessible
    July 26, 2021

    Focusing on accessibility is a great way for newsrooms to make content available to a larger audience. The content will be more easily consumed when you put in the effort to make it accessible to everyone.
  • Free tools for interactive digital storytelling

    Innovation in Focus
    Free tools for interactive digital storytelling
    July 12, 2021

    Interactive maps and data visualizations are great visuals to add to any online news package. These can be created using code, but there are also many online tools that your newsroom can use to improve digital storytelling for very little or no cost.
  • Journalism’s broken talent pipeline

    Yvonne Leow columns
    Journalism’s broken talent pipeline
    June 22, 2021

    It’s impossible to address what journalists do and why we exist without understanding how and who becomes a journalist today
  • Solidarity reporting moves away from elites and to people subjected

    Gabe Schneider columns
    Solidarity reporting moves away from elites and to people subjected
    June 7, 2021

    Gabe Schneider interviews Anita Varma, a journalism ethicist, who has aimed to extrapolate the practices of journalists who have centered community needs with what she calls solidarity reporting.
  • 9 ways newsrooms can incorporate more audio in their work

    Damian Radcliffe columns
    9 ways newsrooms can incorporate more audio in their work
    April 27, 2021

    In 2021, the media platform with the highest weekly reach in the United States is audio. Data published last month by Nielsen revealed that radio reaches 88% of U.S. adults each week, ahead of smartphone apps (85%) and TV (80%).
  • What newsrooms can learn from creator culture and monetization strategies

    Yvonne Leow columns
    What newsrooms can learn from creator culture and monetization strategies
    April 12, 2021

    The popular notion that social media creators are primarily chasing fame is an antiquated and oversimplified claim. It deludes professionals, like journalists, into believing that creators shouldn’t be taken seriously.
  • Pre-reporting for data journalists

    RJI Fellows Class of 2020–2021
    Pre-reporting for data journalists
    January 25, 2021

    Exploratory data analysis probably doesn’t sound like a statistical innovation in its own right. Even the authors of the paper in question argue that the technique represents “an influential back-to-basics movement.”
  • Why is photojournalism important to the world? Let’s ask the experts.

    RJI Fellows Class of 2020–2021
    Why is photojournalism important to the world? Let’s ask the experts.
    January 11, 2021

    Sara Quinn has spoken to 20 media professionals for her RJI Fellowship project about the importance of photojournalism. Each person had stories to tell about significant visual moments that made a difference in their communities.
  • Journalism outlets need new social media policies

    Gabe Schneider columns
    Journalism outlets need new social media policies
    December 21, 2020

    The trend line is that reporters, often Black, are punished for their perspective, even if it’s rooted in reporting and facts. Punishment can mean being barred from covering a topic that is close to the reporter’s identity.
  • The insults “stupid, fat, ugly” are just another day at work

    RJI Fellows Class of 2020–2021
    The insults “stupid, fat, ugly” are just another day at work
    December 8, 2020

    “I have got accustomed that they call me ugly, fat, whore, stupid Puerto Rican, the N word. I’m used to the threats that they will rape me or beat me,”says Helen Ubiñas, who is the only Latina columnist at the Philadelphia Inquirer.
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