Kevin Blackistone
How to Get a Leg Up in a Sports...
Mentor Kevin Blackistone tells an aspiring sportswriter that opportunities for the impassioned hustlers lie on the...
Bloomberg Billionaires Index
Inside Bloomberg Digital with Editor Joshua Topolsky
Breaking news is fertile ground for Bloomberg, when it comes to experimentation.
Adblock Plus removed sponsored content from BuzzFeed's home page, including the three posts outlined in red in this AJR screenshot.
How Using Adblock Plus Surprised Me
A test of ad blocking software shows it removes all kinds of commercial messages, not just...
Adblock Plus removed the large Camry commercial from the top of  the New York Times homepage.
Ad Blocking Poses a Growing Challenge to Media Companies
Millennial readers increasingly use ad-blocking software, creating headaches for news services that rely on ad revenue.
U.S. News & World Report newsroom
Inside U.S. News and World Report with Managing Editor...
Data journalism is a major focus in the U.S. News and World Report newsroom.
Law Street Media
Law Street Media Takes Millennials Deeper Into Policy News
Driving young audiences to legal and policy news is the core strategy of Law Street, a...
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News Outlets Ramp Up Breaking News Alerts
News services are increasing their focus on mobile alerts, sparked partly by new technology.
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Inside Digiday with Brian Braiker, Executive Editor
Digiday covers the publishing world with mobile readers in mind; it's also big on events and...
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Grasswire: the Future of Crowdsourcing News?
Grasswire helps people discover verified first-hand information from social media in real time.
Baltimore riots
How the Media Covered the Baltimore Riots
Journalists covering the Baltimore riots became part of the story. Here’s a look at the wide-ranging...
Mobile messaging
Publishers Test Messaging Apps for News
Rapid growth in messaging apps has sparked a flurry of experimentation in the news industry.
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Personalizing News, Bringing Readers into the Story
Three interactive news projects show how news sites are pushing more deeply into personalized storytelling.
Fact checking
Getting it Right: Fact-Checking in the Digital Age
The American Press Institute is working to improve best practices in news fact-checking.
Fast Company's office crush video.
Happily, News Orgs Find Success With Humorous Video
Many news sites are making short, humorous videos to grab readers with a funny bone.
Incubate offers a time-delay messaging service that could be used for storytelling.
Incubate: Time-Delayed ‘Messages with Meaning’
Incubate Messenger lets people send messages up to 25 years into the future. Think about the...
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‘Behind the Bloodshed’: Behind USA Today’s Data-Rich Interactive
A deep dive into a grim subject -- mass killings in the U.S. -- delivers big...
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Beacon: A Journey in Crowdfunding Journalism
Beacon is exploring ways to use crowdfunding to support journalists, including an unusual subscription model that...
Collaborative journalism
All Together Now: 21 Cloud-Based Tools for Collaborative Journalism
From team chat rooms like Slack to group editing platforms like Draft, the Internet abounds with...
Co-hosts of The HuffPost Show, Roy Sekoff and Marc Lamont Hill, interview Sen. Elizabeth Warren on the debut episode.
Live, from the Internet, It’s The HuffPost Show!
The mission of the Friday webcast is to "cover everything from serious news to...let's just...
Copy editing
Making the Leap Into Freelance Copy Editing
After leaving newspapers, these copy editors are thriving as freelancers. Here's how they did it---and tips...
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And You Thought All Girl Scout Cookies Were Created...
The Los Angeles Times spent three months creating an interactive tool for exploring -- yes, really...
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Newspapers Hunt for New Readers on Instagram
Newspapers are using Instagram to introduce themselves to new readers more than to drive traffic to...
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Even News Sites Fall for Fake News
News services aren't immune from hoaxes, but you'd think they'd know fake news when they see...
The Apple Watch is expected to be go on sale at the end of April 2015.
All the News That’s Fit for Your Wrist: NYT...
The New York Times says is crafting "a new form of storytelling" for people to read...
Artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh drew a poster of a 39-year-old woman named Veronica as part of her art project protesting street harassment in Mexico City
How Fusion Brought Stories of Street Harassment to Life
Fusion turned a public street art project in Mexico City into an interactive story about street...
A screenshot from the "Ferguson" project at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Turning an Avalanche of Ferguson Stories into One Meaningful...
Six months after Ferguson, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch rolled out an interactive compilation of its extensive...
Picture by Partha S. Sahana via Creative Commons license on Flickr.
The Huffington Post’s Deep Look at Heroin Addiction
The HuffPo combined in-depth reporting with a multimedia presentation to raise awareness of issues surrounding abstinence-based...
Corrections and errors
7 Self-Editing Tips for Reporters Without Copy Editors
On National Grammar Day 2015, AJR shares self-editing tips from copy editors.
Tory Hargro, a design manager at USA Today, recently worked on an interactive project about race in America, designed to remove talking heads from the conversation.
Here’s One Way to Tell Stories About Race: Remove...
USA Today recently experimented with a storytelling format that gives users the power to design the...
A new app being pioneered in San Francisco tells stories based on a listener's location.
New ‘Podcast’ App Tells Stories Based on Location
Detour is a new audio app that tells location-based stories on people's smartphones.
New York Times
The New York Times on Social Media: Not About...
A behind-the-scenes look at the social media strategy at The New York Times.
Punxsutawney Phil at Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa.
Meet the Reporter Who Used Data to ‘Take Punxsutawney...
Punxsutawney Phil comes under the scrutiny of one determined data reporter.
What One Young Journalist Thinks of #AdviceForYoungJournalists
When big-name journalists in the limelight come under scrutiny for errors, everyone likes to pile on...
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Sun-Times Layoffs of Video Staff Come Amid Journalism Industry’s...
The layoffs came as news organizations across the country are investing more in originally-produced video.
Students in Matt Waite’s Journalism 491 - Data Visualization course  used wide Legos to represent 1,000 yards and narrow bricks as 100 yards. Based on that, the visualization shows that Seattle ran the ball more than New England during the season, and New England racked up more passing yards.
How Journalism Professors Used Legos to Teach Super Bowl...
Concerned that he wasn't spending enough time on the "mental tools" behind data visualization, one professor...
The Onion
Mayor De Blasio Embraces Satirical Self
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio had fun with an Onion story satirizing him, by reading...
Snapchat has released a new update called "Discover" that takes it beyond selfies and into news.
The Creative and Offbeat Ways Journalists Are Using Snapchat
Several news organizations are experimenting with how to bring news to Snapchat users.
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Newsrooms Grapple With How to Avoid Twitter Bloopers
While newsrooms often require reporters to use Twitter to interact with readers, they continue to grapple...
Vice Jason Leopold has hundreds of active FOIAs at any given time.
Meet Vice News’s Jason Leopold, the ‘FOIA Terrorist’
Jason Leopold offers this advice to reporters: They should file a few FOIA requests per month...
News organizations said Tumblr helps them connect with audiences and document new experiments in journalism.
The Growing Power of Tumblr — For News
Social media managers said Tumblr has helped their news organizations engage with readers, connect with a...
A student at Elon University works at a computer terminal.
Journalism Schools Add Courses in Sports, Emerging Technology
A survey of journalism schools shows sports, data reporting and audience analytics are the latest hotspots...
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11 Holiday Gifts for Journalists and Geeks
AJR editors and reporters scoured the web to find out what journalists really want from Santa...
Oculus Rift at the Samsung Blogger Lounge.
‘Experiential Journalism:’ How Virtual Reality Could Depict News in...
A small number of news organizations are testing out how virtual reality can bring the news...
CNET, after finding success online, has launched a magazine.
CNET’s Plunge into Print
A successful tech website decides to make the move into print, saying it's still a relevant...
The Apple Watch is expected to be go on sale at the end of April 2015.
2015: The Year of the Smartwatch?
News industry professionals speculate on whether the watch could pull more mobile eyeballs to headlines.
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Internet Freedom Declines Globally, Report Says
Internet freedom has suffered setbacks in dozens of countries around the world this year, a report...
Artificial intelligence
Journo Prof: Stop Debating About Technology and Start Figuring...
An assistant professor launching a new master's program at Ball State University said debates about technology...
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Funny or Die News Seeks Balance of ‘Informative and...
The brains behind the Funny or Die viral video website are branching into comedic news with...
Photo by Pete O'Shea via the Creative Commons license on Flickr.
Vice, and the Trend of First-Person Journalism
Vice writers tell first-person accounts of newsworthy events, as well as their own harrowing life experiences.
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Inside the Office Space: What New Media Startups Look...
AJR takes a look at the office spaces of several news startups located in Washington, D.C.
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Off the Record, But Online
As Uber executives found out, off the record interactions aren't as simple as they might sound....
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Rumors, Lies and the Internet: 7 Questions for Craig...
Silverman discusses how rumors spread quickly on the Internet, how to spot them and how to...
Recruiters said new hires need to take it to the next level in 2014.
4 Skills Newsroom Recruiters Wish More Job Candidates Had
Simply being a really good reporter is no longer enough. Job recruiters said they are looking...
Miami Herald Nov. 25, 2014 front page the day after a grand jury chose not to charge Darren Wilson with the murder of Michael Brown.
Front Pages after the Ferguson ‘No Indictment’ Decision
Newspapers all over the country led with Monday night's grand jury decision in Ferguson, Mo. But...
Alyssa Bailey
Q&A: How to Break into the Magazine Business
AJR chats with Elle.com’s Alyssa Bailey about edit tests, networking and dressing for the job.
Ahmed Deeb, freelance photographer.
Freelance War Photographers: On Their Own in Danger Zones
As American news organizations have slashed their budgets for foreign news, freelance photographers have picked up...
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Are Professional Music Critics an Endangered Species?
The role of professional music critics is changing as digital music and social media transform...
Corrections and errors
2 Amusing Corrections and a Confession on Common Mistakes
These comical corrections illustrate the challenges news outlets face in trying to explain their errors to...
Screenshot of New Republic's look back at  Stephen Glass, 16 years later.
Glass Still ‘Shattered,’ 16 Years Later
The New Republic celebrates its 100 year anniversary with a story revisiting the scandal that rocked...
Home page of Sputnik one day after launch.
Sputnik: Russian Propaganda With Some Fluff
Russia is building a new global propaganda media platform it calls Sputnik.
Photo by Roger H. Goun via Creative Commons license on Flickr.
3 Reactions to the FBI Impersonation of a Reporter
Should cops pretend they are reporters to nab suspects? Journalists say this practice is dangerous.
Producers who have helped guide NPR's Morning Edition
NPR’s Morning Edition: Showing That Radio is Poised for...
Morning Edition reflects on how the lengthy radio news program sustained its audience in an overwhelmingly...
Photo of a legal marijuana growth operation in Colorado by Brett Levin via Creative Commons license on Flickr.
Inside the Mind of a Weed Journalist
Abdullah “T. Kid” Saeed, writer of the “Weediquette” column for VICE, participated in a Reddit AMA...
Students prepare for the next phase of Ebola response training at the San Antonio Military Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, Oct. 24, 2014. The students are part of a 30-person medical support team designated for prepare to deploy in the event of an Ebola crisis in the U.S. DoD photo by Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr, via Creative Commons license on Flickr.
Holding Back on Ebola: One Newspaper’s Tale of Caution
Editors at The Dallas Morning News said telling the stories of Ebola's outbreak required an abundance...
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What Journalists Tweet While Waiting Around on Election...
What are reporters really thinking about while they are waiting for news on Election Day? We...
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That Awkward Moment When Journalists Must Write About Their...
Bloomberg News is rare in its policy forbidding coverage of itself. Other news organizations said they...
Cory Blair and typewriter
My Torturous Week of Writing Only on a Typewriter
To peek into journalism's past, I found a 1940's-era typewriter and used it for one week.
Wearable technology, photo via COM SOLUD, via Creative Commons license on Flickr.
Let’s Start Talking About a Radically Different Future of...
A senior vice president of the Newseum offers up a vision for a news media overhaul.
Computation + Journalism Symposium 2014
Live Blog: Computation + Journalism Symposium 2014
The two day conference convenes academics and practitioners from journalism, computer science and data science .
A still image of the 3D model of the archaeological site that was created from the 2,800 aerial photos captured by the drone-camera rig.  The blue squares (and captions) indicate the location (and filename) of individual photos captured during the flight.
Using Drones to Make 3D Models on Deadline
The real creative frontier in drone journalism is in data journalism.
Do you trust robot reporters?
Robot Reporters or Human Journalists: Who Do You Trust...
Most readers consider machine-generated news to be as credible as what humans write, but journalists see...
The Computation + Journalism Symposium 2014
Where Journalism Meets Computer Science: Charting a New Future
Drones, bots, sensors and robot journalism are among the new methods being pioneered to tell stories....