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8 key trends in local journalism

Digital technologies have disrupted local journalism, but also produced new possibilities. Here are eight ideas, gleaned from research in the Pacific Northwest, of how newsrooms can respond to the challenge. 

Damian Radcliffe | October 20, 2017

Storytelling tools to reach low-literate readers

To reach low-literate internet users in countries like India, journalists should utilize new tools and techniques to aid in visual storytelling techniques.

Ritvvij Parrikh | October 05, 2017

How an SMS tool is bringing rape survivors into the media sphere

Health e-News worked with GroundSource to develop a free, anonymous texting platform where rape survivors can get access to support — and share their stories with journalists.

Kim Harrisberg, Health-e News | October 05, 2017

How the Verificado19s campaign is fact-checking Mexico's earthquake

Journalists and activists fact check in real-time to combat fake news and assist in aid efforts in the wake of Mexico's devastating earthquake. 

Belén Arce Terceros | September 26, 2017

Adaptation, A/B testing and analytics: How BuzzFeed optimizes the news for its audience

Multiple versions of articles — with different headlines but also of different lengths and using different thumbnail art — are shown to BuzzFeed.com visitors until a winning combination emerges after a couple of hours.

Shan Wang, Nieman Lab | September 19, 2017

How fostering community among health journalists can help revitalize the beat

Good public health journalism offers benefits to both society and news outlets, but is often a neglected beat. Can a community of health reporters help improve reporting on this crucial topic?

H R Venkatesh | September 18, 2017

Chat bots help newsrooms talk to readers one-on-one — and discover stories in their community

“We don’t know where this could take us. The goal is to find what potential there is as far as reaching our readers and possibly getting some stories out of it.”

Ricardo Bilton, Nieman Lab | September 13, 2017

How journalists can better approach victims of disaster

In the wake of two major hurricanes in the U.S., hundreds of journalists are on the ground seeking interviews with the victims. How can they approach these victims sensitively and humanely?

Lori Shontz | September 11, 2017

With smart, explanatory reporting, Brazil’s Nexo Jornal carves out a unique news niche

“We realized that context and explanation, we should take those things to an almost radical level.”

Shan Wang, Nieman Lab | August 17, 2017

Following its own success, Spain’s Politibot moves to help other outlets build chatbots

“Problems news organizations will run into, we’ve run into before, we can help them with that, and we can hopefully help them get the same retention and engagement we did.”

Shan Wang, Nieman Lab | July 28, 2017

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