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Tech Terms for Journalists

Tech Terms for Journalists

360° video accessible to all with launch of free guide

Shaheryar Popalzai, an ICFJ Knight Fellow, has launched a guide to 360° video, allowing journalists without tech backgrounds to utilize the immersive medium. 

Alanna Dvorak | October 16, 2017

4 free digital tools for newsrooms

Journalists can use free digital tools to help introduce more innovative storytelling methods to their newsrooms. 

Maria Mora | October 06, 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

When reporting in VR, don’t forget the story

Virtual reality in journalism is growing in popularity as an immersive new tool. But it's important to remember that while VR can enhance a story, a narrative is still critical to successfully tell a story in VR.

Zahra Rasool, MediaShift | October 03, 2017

Naija Data Ladies: The rise of a network of women data journalists in Nigeria

A group of female journalists and data experts are working to change the digital media landscape in Africa’s most populous country.

Irene Wangui | September 27, 2017

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

Why journalists need data and coding skills more than ever

At Brazil's annual investigative journalism conference, experts shared tips and resources for journalists who wish to learn more about data and coding.

Jéssica Cruz | August 03, 2017

App aims to help journalists translate speech into any language

Speechmatics, a British company, is working on technology that could help journalists working in several different languages.

Reuben Stern, Reynolds Journalism Institute | August 02, 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

Project Facet aims to make it easier for journalists to collaborate across newsrooms

“Most places are using email, maybe there’s a calendar they share, they’re trying to make Trello boards, they’re trying to get everybody into Slack…the pain caused by tools is not insignificant.”

Christine Schmidt, Nieman Lab | July 14, 2017

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