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A look back at this year's biggest advances in analytics

Throughout 2015, the ways in which we publish and share content changed dramatically — as did the ways in which we measure our content's success.

Alexandra Kanik | December 23, 2015

How Press Start aims to support media freedom on a crowdfunded budget

Using crowdfunded contributions from readers, Press Start will allow journalists in countries with limited press freedom to be more independent.

Sam Berkhead | December 18, 2015

New VICE bureau in Miami caters to US Hispanic audience

Weiss chatted with Dan Perry, VICE's managing director of pan-regional Latin America, about what it takes to launch a new bureau and why they chose this market. 

Jessica Weiss | December 02, 2015

HackPack connects freelancers, fixers and editors to publish independent media coverage

With a growing number of news organizations downsizing their global operations, HackPack looks to foster a “market network” to link these outlets to freelancers and fixers around the world.

Sam Berkhead | November 30, 2015

How five data journalists exposed corruption in Mexico's Congress

Five young Mexican journalists spent a year sifting through thousands of public officials' expense reports. James Breiner explains how they discovered gross misuse of taxpayer dollars.

James Breiner | November 26, 2015

'Publishing for Peanuts' report provides guide for innovating media startups worldwide

The Open Society Foundations and Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs report highlights best practices for journalism startups, looking at 35 media startups around the globe.

Kristen Grennan, Columbia University, SIPA | November 25, 2015

Spreaker debuts podcast radio app with curated content from IJNet, other partners

Spreaker, an audio and distribution platform for podcasts, launched a new Android-only app this week. Spreaker Podcast Radio features curated podcast lists created by partners like IJNet.

IJNet | November 13, 2015

World Press Photo and Everyday Africa create new database for African photojournalists

With the African Photojournalism Database, visual journalists across Africa will be able to access more opportunities and outlets for their work in the international media sphere.

Sam Berkhead | November 12, 2015

14ymedio's Yoani Sánchez: 'Technology is an incredible ally for independent journalism in Cuba'

Knight International Journalism Award winner and Cuban journalist Yoani Sánchez tells IJNet how she is making her digital news outlet 14ymedio into a blueprint for the future of independent media in Cuba.

Ashley Nguyen | November 10, 2015

What to expect when attending your first hackathon

More and more, journalists are asked to work with technologists in the newsroom. Attending a hackathon can be good practice for both sides of the digital newsroom equation.

Ashley Nguyen | November 09, 2015

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