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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...
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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 available to the general public in early 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 .
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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....
Super Moon photo via davejdoe from Creative Commons license on Flickr.
What Journalists Worry About in the Middle of the...
They worry about keeping the powerful accountable, about opportunities for both young reporters and experienced journalists....
The rising popularity of anonymous confessional apps has some journalists turning to them in search of news.
The Not-So-Secret Side of Anonymous Confession Apps
Journalists are digging for news tips on anonymous, secret-sharing apps.
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The Good, the Bad, the Ugly of Using FOIA
Investigative journalist Mark Feldstein used the Freedom of Information Act to get information about an alleged...
Talkhouse editor-in-chief Michael Azerrad (left) and site co-founder Ian Wheeler (right)
How The Talkhouse is Turning Music Criticism on its...
Music critics need not apply: Music reviews on The Talkhouse are written by other artists.
Assistant Professor of Interactive Media Steven King (right) critiques student Kate Weeks’ application during the Mobile App Design and Development Class at at UNC Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
The Big Conundrum: Should Journalists Learn Code?
A growing number of J-schools are pushing more deeply into teaching computer programming to aspiring reporters,...
Members of the Aging Newspapermen's Club in Baltimore meet for lunch. L to R: Eileen O'Brien, AL Forman, Ken Sokolow; and Holton Brown.
What a Bunch of ‘Geezers’ Taught Me About What...
The laughter, the cursing, the urgent drive to work all night to get the big story...
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Must Reads: A New Home for Happy News and...
AJR editors and writers share their favorite reads of the week.
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Restraint vs. Slow-Mo Replay: Rice Video Coverage Runs the...
AJR reviewed how 18 news sites covered the video of Ray Rice assaulting his fiancée and...
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The Careful Calculations Behind Covering ISIS Execution Videos
A former foreign correspondent probes how media outlets depicted the ISIS killings of journalists, finding that...
AJR editors and contributors share digital media news this week that will make you smarter, better-looking and better paid. Or maybe just smarter.
Must Reads: TMZ’s Scoops and a New Place to...
AJR editors and writers share their favorite reads of the week.
Snapchat has released a new update called "Discover" that takes it beyond selfies and into news.
5 Ways Reporters Can Capitalize on the Selfie Fad
Do selfies have a place in news coverage? Yes they do.
USA Today photo by Vincent Desjardins via the Creative Commons license on Flickr.
‘It Was a Total Bloodbath:’ USA Today Journalists Recount...
The USAT layoffs were abrupt and included many senior staffers.
Crave the clack-clack of a typewriter? There's finally an app for that, thanks to Tom Hanks.
Must Reads: Adorably Awesome Typewriter App and New Sites...
AJR editors share their favorite reads of the week.
Huggable robot picture by Ben Husmann via the Creative Commons license on Flickr.
6 Twitter Bots That Do What Journalists Can’t
They write funny headlines, are crusty grammarians, are able to document natural disasters and even write...
AJR's must reads include wise words from an editor at the Atlantic and thoughts on anonymous commenters.
Must Reads: ‘Keep Your Soul’ and the Benefits of...
Must reads include: A study on trolls and female journalists, a new app that could drive...
Could the Yo app help drive traffic to news stories?
The Yo App: Ridiculous or Revolutionary?
Can a simple app drive traffic to news stories? Several news organizations are trying to find...
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News Wrap: Questions over Twitter’s Editorial Judgment and Facebook’s...
AJR editors and writers share their favorite reads of the week.
AJR photo illustration by Sarah Siguenza.
Reporting on Ferguson ‘Without Hysteria,’ but ‘With Urgency’
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has honed its digital strategy amid record amounts of traffic to its...
Will newspapers eventually stop using job titles like "editor" and "reporter?"
News Wrap: Are You a Journalist or a Content...
All the news on the news you need to know: AJR editors share their favorite reads...
AJR Photo illustration by Danna Walker.
Interns Say the Darndest Things and You Might Want...
Failures. Aspirations. What they really think of their editors. Summer 2014 newsroom interns tell their stories.
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Point/Counterpoint: Do the Media Hurt or Help During Tragedy?
Do members of the media commodify tragedy? A journalist and student journalist/activist from Isla Vista, the...
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Women Managers and the F-word (Feminism) in Journalism
Women news managers are having a "moment" as the industry takes note of changing leadership styles....
AJR photo illustration by Sarah Siguenza.
Twitter Glitter: 5 Who Shine and How They Do...
What's it like to be a Twitter powerbroker? Five journalists and pulse-takers share some of their...
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Putin, Lies, and Videotape: Why Russians Listen to Their...
How could Russians actually believe all of these conflicting, often ludicrous stories on Malaysia Flight 17?
AJR photo illustration by Sarah Siguenza
How I Became a Kinja Star for, Like, 10...
The task was simple enough. In one week, I was to become a “star” on Gawker’s...
AJR Photo illustration of Raecine Williams by Sarah Siguenza.
Am I Giving Up Being Jamaican for an American...
An aspiring broadcast journalist has a difficult decision to make.
"H Street NE DC Flag" by Mr.TinDC (CC)
‘The Hill is Home': It’s All in a Name
The Hill is Home is published out of love for the community of Capitol Hill.
Math phobia photo via Flickr, creative commons.
News Wrap: Turns Out Journalists Do Need Math Skills,...
American Journalism Review rounds up the top media news of the week, everything from tips for...
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Lessons for Journalists in How Storyful Verifies the Biggest...
Going with unverified information on social media is risky, even during breaking news. More news organizations...
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Journalism Enrollments Fell Two Years in a Row. Is...
Journalism enrollment fell nationally for two years in a row recently, raising questions about the future...
SCOTUSblog, the online platform that covers the Supreme Court, sent out a flurry of tweets this week to people who thought the blog was the actual Supreme Court of the United States.
SCOTUSblog Brings the Gavel Down on Trolls
The publisher of SCOTUSblog explains why he called out people on Twitter who wrongly blamed his...
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Telling the Story of a Culture Through ‘the Lens...
Roads & Kingdoms eschews traditional hard news at the international level and focuses instead on the...
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News Wrap: Some Great Advice About Twitter You Don’t...
AJR editors and contributors share digital media news this week that will make you smarter, better-looking...
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WaPo Job Ad: Explain Social Media to Older People
The Washington Post has pulled a portion of a job advertisement that lists, among its job...
In surveys readers say they like hard news, but data says they are clicking otherwise.
News Wrap: You’re Lying When You Say You Want...
In digital media news this week: A foul-mouthed Swedish man makes big money on YouTube and...