Specialized Reporting

Specialized Reporting

Japanese newspaper uses AI to increase speed and accuracy of summaries

The Shinano Mainichi Shimbun, a regional Japanese newspaper, is incorporating artifical intelligence into the newsroom and using it to write summaries. Read more about the new technology. 

Tim Hornyak, Splice Newsroom | February 02, 2018

NBC News team, Left Field, experiments with alternative video techniques

Younger generations are turning away from network and cable news. NBC News started a new project, Left Field, to experiment with new video techniques with a focus on what young people want to see.

Ricardo Bilton, Nieman Lab | January 26, 2018

Reuters Institute highlights new technologies, business models in 2018 digital media predictions

In 2018, media companies will shift how they interact with consumers, creating more personalized services. We recap the latest predictions from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.

Andria Moore | January 22, 2018

5 free strategies to boost your newsroom's innovation

Newsrooms around the world are building teams dedicated to producing innovative content. ICFJ Knight Fellow Shaheryar Popalzai has tips to implement one of these teams in your newsroom. 

Shaheryar Popalzai | January 17, 2018

Chinese newsrooms push forward into AI technology

China's state news agency, Xinhua News, announces their plans to bring artificial intelligence into their newsroom as part of a major push by the country to become an AI world leader.

Christine Schmidt, Nieman Lab | January 12, 2018

Science-driven investigation uncovers Nigeria's ‘Sketchy Water’

By taking a more scientific approach to investigative reporting, Nigerian journalist Hannah Ojo uncovered widespread contamination in Nigeria's sachet water — and helped improve this water's safety for the public.

Irene Wangui | January 02, 2018

Looking beyond Facebook, BuzzFeed turns to new business models

The Facebook-Google duopoly has become an intractable problem for media companies today. BuzzFeed thinks more diversified revenue streams are a partial solution.

Ricardo Bilton, Nieman Lab | December 13, 2017

Kenya's Mercy Juma shares lessons learned from inaugural Elliott Award win

Kenyan broadcast journalist Mercy Juma discusses her experiences as the first-ever Michael Elliott Award winner — and insights for fellow African journalists hoping to enter the contest.

Sam Berkhead | November 28, 2017

A student's perspective: solutions journalism can help foster engagement, trust

Can the engagement methods of solutions journalism help regain public trust in media?

Morgan Theophil, Catalyst Journalism Project | November 27, 2017

Central and Eastern European journalists collaborate to counter propaganda

Using cross-border collaborative journalism, reporters in Central and Eastern Europe are amplifying their news against populist and propagandized media.  

Judith Langowski | November 14, 2017