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Automation promises increased efficiency, engagement for newsrooms

Inside The Washington Post's experiments with automation — and how they can be replicated in your own newsroom.

Reuben Stern, Reynolds Journalism Institute | August 10, 2017

8 reasons why journalists should use data to improve their stories

Kenya-based journalist Catherine Gicheru is working to expand use of data in African newsrooms. Here, she shares eight insights on why using data to aid reporting is so crucial for journalists. 

Catherine Gicheru | August 25, 2016

Why journalists should wield spreadsheets to their advantage

Business reporter Larry Claasen discusses how spreadsheets allow journalists to have greater insights into their relationships with numbers.

Larry Claasen | June 02, 2016

Steps to protect yourself from data theft ahead of time

ICFJ Knight Fellow Chris Guess offers ways for journalists to protect their data on the road, plus a step-by-step tutorial on installing TrueCrypt to encrypt all your files. 

Christopher Guess | March 20, 2015