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Tow Center releases free book for journalists curious about data

What deep ideas lie behind the pragmatic field of data-driven journalism? A new book from Tow Center Fellow Jonathan Stray gives a useful look into how data works.

IJNet | April 01, 2016

Five takeaways from the Tow Center’s new virtual reality report

What makes quality virtual reality journalism? The Tow Center for Digital Journalism recently produced a report to educate journalists on the best practices of this new storytelling method.

Sam Berkhead | December 14, 2015

Using technology in the newsroom on a budget

How to use technology in the newsroom cheaply, chat apps as a way to distribute news and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | November 13, 2015

Tow Center panel examines consequences of using graphic imagery in news coverage

Where should journalists draw the line when publishing photos and video of tragic events? A panel recently discussed the ethics of graphic imagery at Columbia University’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism.

Sam Berkhead | October 13, 2015

Moving Walls exhibit blurs lines between artistic photography and photojournalism

Three panelists discussed topics surrounding the exhibit at a recent event hosted by the Tow Center for Digital Journalism.

Gabriel Guzman | May 08, 2015

Advice for journalists on debunking breaking news rumors

Silverman, a fellow with the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, penned the new report on how news sites spread and falsify online rumors and unverified information. Here's a preview. 

Craig Silverman | March 05, 2015

Six questions journalists should ask when evaluating a rumor

Silverman, a fellow with the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, penned the new report on how news sites spread and falsify online rumors and unverified information. Here's a preview. 

Craig Silverman | February 24, 2015

Emergent serves as rumor tracker for news in a 'networked world'

Developed by Tow Center for Digital Journalism fellow Craig Silverman, the site separates fact from fiction by tracking the authenticity of news reports as they circulate the web. 

Ashley Nguyen | November 12, 2014