Take note: A longform podcast that has become wildly popular means one thing: Audiences like good stories.
University of Maryland senior Shea Winpigler writes about the flood of emotions she’s facing as graduation with a journalism degree approaches.
What does it mean to be reader-first in the era of digital news? One analytics firm explores how smart use of audience data can help publishers connect with readers.
Smartwatches have been attempted many times, with little success. But journalists might be making a smart bet that the Apple Watch will be different. Your watch tells time? Mine takes interviews.
Nick Diakopoulos, the co-chair of the Computation + Journalism Symposium organizing committee, sees a bright future for collaborations between computer science and journalism.
When does a meme officially “start?” When is it over? BuzzFeed brings us answers by looking at the Ice Bucket Challenge coverage.
Hungary’s slide back toward authoritarianism drew little attention from the U.S. media until its prime minister recently proclaimed his desire for an “illiberal state.”
The Yo app: It can be novel. It can be annoying. And, yes, people are using it ironically.
The sports media has perpetuated a stereotype that football players are more prone towards violent expressions of misogyny than others.
A law professor argues the U.S. should not pressure Arab states to use their nationally owned media to slant ISIS coverage.
Some ideas for how the image-sharing network can take you beyond wedding planning and birthday parties — and into news.
Several mobile apps can help reporters create compelling visual content for social media.
Fewer and fewer media seem big and fearsome enough to directly confront and scare off the bullies.
The Huffington Post answers questions on its strategy for covering the story in Ferguson, Missouri.
Worried that Facebook is just an ice-cold mess of gooey feel-good news? Don’t worry. There are other places to get informed.
Newsroom internships remain an intense, often embarrassing experience of putting yourself out there, often with mixed results.
If there’s a bright spot in the generally depressing news about the decline in state capital bureau reporters, it’s that students are compensating for some of the professional staff cutbacks.
AJR Opinion: At the crossroads of click great and click bait.
Mobile phone reporting means having to choose between high-quality production or true mobility.
Journalists of all stripes find themselves tossed into the management role without being prepared for its manifold demands.
For one week this spring, I decided to bite the bullet and drop legacy media. The lucky sites were Quartz, FiveThirtyEight, Vox and the viral behemoth BuzzFeed, which actually does have a hard news section.
The competition for journalism jobs is rough.
So how can an aspiring reporter stand out?
Turns out, there are skills that can help develop a young journalist into star reporter that go beyond hustling for bylines at an internship or the college newspaper (though don’t bypass that; it still is considered a rite of passage into the profession).
Here are six unexpected pastimes that can boost a journalism resume.
AJR editors roll out this week’s #mustreads, including headlines on drones, Pulitzers and college newspapers.
Get more value from a journalism degree: Go beyond the basics and be a creative innovator.
Tony Haile speaks out against incentive pay plans based on metrics and why even though the pageview is a simple metric, it “poses problems for newsrooms.”
When used poorly, metrics can lead to low morale in newsrooms and justify fears that the desire to create great or important content will be sacrificed in favor of cat videos and an endless stream of Miley Cyrus stories.
The company aims to inundate the world with Spritz by 2016. If that happens, though, I predict culture — and journalism — will suffer. Spritz turns reading into a task that needs to be accomplished rather than a leisure activity that gives us calm. It takes away the beauty of storytelling.
As the person running social media and overseeing editorial production for the Journalism Interactive Conference held recently at University of Maryland, I was eager to see what would unfold when an army of journalism educators and journalists attended a conference reflecting on the future.
Thanks for all the tweets. Winners get glory and an AJR coffee mug.
I’ve tested well over 250 mobile photo/video/audio apps. But I find myself using the same seven tools for mobile news gathering.