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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

Media, tech companies move to combat fake news online

Inside the fight against fake news, Twitter’s efforts to silence trolls and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | November 18, 2016

Challenges to watch out for when building a news bot

With more news outlets experimenting with chat bots to deliver the news, journalist Eduardo Suarez discusses the challenges behind building Politibot, a bot delivering Spanish-language news via Telegram.

Elyssa Pachico | November 01, 2016

Secure messaging apps: The pros and cons of each platform

Messaging apps are the new front line in ensuring secure communications between journalists, sources and contacts. Here are several different options and their pros and cons.

Christopher Guess | July 06, 2016

How explanatory journalism combats misinformation on the web

Understanding explainer articles’ importance, learning from The Economist’s chat app experiment and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | March 04, 2016

What Twitter’s algorithm update means for journalists

Understanding Twitter’s new timeline, the challenges of global data journalism and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | February 12, 2016

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