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5 no-nonsense career strategies for digital journalists

Digital journalism jobs are unstable — but ICFJ Knight Fellow H R Venkatash gives advice on how to become "so good they can’t ignore you."

H R Venkatesh | March 01, 2018

How a local newsroom in Brazil learned to track its impact

This digital-first, Brazilian newsroom uses an impact-tracking tool designed by ICFJ Knight Fellow Pedro Burgos to gain a more accurate and meaningful measure of impact beyond the number of clicks. 

Sam Berkhead | February 26, 2018

BBC uses in-article chatbots to give context in complex news stories

How can chatbots be used to tell the news? Organizations have tried various methods to answer this question, and BBC is no different. Read how they're using chatbots to explain complex news stories.

Ricardo Bilton, Nieman Lab | February 23, 2018

Exploring the possibilities of virtual reality in Latin America

Virtual reality promises to transform the way journalism is done. But is it accessible and profitable in Latin America?

Ana Siu | February 21, 2018

Big data is for machines: how to use small data sets for impactful stories

Founder of the Latin American data journalism portal, Datasketch, gives tips and tools for understanding the basics of data journalism. 

Juan Pablo Marín Díaz | February 14, 2018

Media organizations experiment with digital storytelling features at Winter Olympics

The Olympic games offer news organizations the opportunity to test out new technology and storytelling techniques. Here are some digital media features to watch for during the games.

Christine Schmidt, Nieman Lab | February 12, 2018

SembraMedia launches Spanish-language online school for media entrepreneurship

La Escuela Virtual de SembraMedia is the first online school in Spanish focused on journalism entrepreneurship with classes taught by an international team of experts and accessible 24 hours a day.

Janine Warner | February 06, 2018

Japanese newspaper uses AI to increase speed and accuracy of summaries

The Shinano Mainichi Shimbun, a regional Japanese newspaper, is incorporating artifical intelligence into the newsroom and using it to write summaries. Read more about the new technology. 

Tim Hornyak, Splice Newsroom | February 02, 2018

To illustrate a river’s impact on the community, this group of Bolivian journalists used a webcomic

As a print journalist, Carla Hannover had very little experience with digital journalism. She explains the process of creating an interactive, multimedia webcomic to illustrate the results of her team's investigation.

Carla Hannover | January 31, 2018

Arab Data Journalists’ Network, a driving force for change in the region

Although data-driven storytelling has become common around the world, very few of these stories are written in Arabic. ADJN intends to change this by promoting data journalism in the region.

Sherry Ricchiardi | January 31, 2018

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