The Distance, an example of branded content that’s actually journalistically strong

A former Chicago Tribune business reporter now runs the editorially independent publication-turned-podcast, financially backed by Basecamp. 

Dena Levitz | July 06, 2015

An Atlanta newspaper is using Serial as inspiration for its own true crime podcast

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution created the Breakdown, a weekly podcast series profiling a 2006 criminal case in Georgia. 

Dena Levitz | June 24, 2015

NPR's Storytelling Lab started 'like a pop-up restaurant'

NPR's Michael May explains how public radio's Storytelling Lab works, why infographics are important and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by CIMA.

IJNet | June 19, 2015

WAN-IFRA's Trends in Newsrooms report: Five small outlets innovating in big ways

These newsrooms are profiled in the last chapter of the 103-page examination of the nine top newsroom trends of 2015. 

Margaret Looney | June 05, 2015

How community radio stations boost health coverage in Ethiopia

ICFJ Knight Fellow Elsabet Samuel Tadesse trained radio journalists to go local with their health stories, and has since seen a marked increase in health coverage across the region. 

Elsabet Tadesse | May 06, 2015

Podcast storytellers showcase tips and trends at public radio's #HearItUpfront

At NPR, WBEZ and WNYC's first podcast upfront, producers, hosts and ethusiasts offer insight into what makes podcasts successful. 

Ashley Nguyen | May 01, 2015

How podcast Serial increased listeners' appetite for audio

How podcasts are expanding audio's distribution model, the Malaysian parliament gives the government permission to censor online news and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | April 17, 2015

How to record conversations with the new StoryCorps app

The new app guides you through recording a conversation with a family member, friend or stranger, prompting you with questions and cues throughout the process. 

Natasha Tynes | April 14, 2015

Mahdiya Radio 1: How an online broadcast in Tunisia found its niche in citizen reporting

The project's founder discusses the broadcast's origins and how it found its focus during the IJNet Arabic virtual mentoring center. 

Abdul Malik Bin Abdullah | March 24, 2015

StoryCorps app lets users preserve experiences via audio

StoryCorps introduces an app for everyday citizens to capture audio stories, how virtual reality might change journalism and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | March 20, 2015