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Adaptation, A/B testing and analytics: How BuzzFeed optimizes the news for its audience

Multiple versions of articles — with different headlines but also of different lengths and using different thumbnail art — are shown to BuzzFeed.com visitors until a winning combination emerges after a couple of hours.

Shan Wang, Nieman Lab | September 19, 2017

Rethinking news coverage of mass shootings in the age of gun violence

How can journalists cover mass shootings without encouraging future shooters?

Nicole Dahmen and Lori Shontz | September 15, 2017

Inside the tiny fact-checking team combatting fake news in India

“The impact we’ve made has been noticeable on people in powerful positions, whether it’s politicians or mainstream media. We’ve opened them up, to see that you can’t ignore this, and that’s a good first step.”

Shan Wang, Nieman Lab | September 14, 2017

Chat bots help newsrooms talk to readers one-on-one — and discover stories in their community

“We don’t know where this could take us. The goal is to find what potential there is as far as reaching our readers and possibly getting some stories out of it.”

Ricardo Bilton, Nieman Lab | September 13, 2017

Amid targeted online harassment, Filipino news site takes steps to fight back

How Maria Ressa, CEO and executive editor of the Philippines' Rappler, is leading her newsroom's efforts to combat online harassment of women journalists.

Julie Posetti | September 12, 2017

Former CNN producer's digital startup covers national security outside the cable news mold

“Imagine a newsroom where half of the room is analysts and half is reporters. You combine what each of them is so good at doing and deliver that every day to the reader.”

Laura Hazard Owen, Nieman Lab | September 01, 2017

8 global news habits you probably didn’t know about

This year's Digital News Report sheds light on the shifting trends aross the globe taking place among news consumers.

Damian Radcliffe | August 29, 2017

Mexico's Pictoline brings new approach to making the news go viral

The majority of Pictoline’s revenue — it’s profitable and brought in US$1 million last year — now comes from creating sponsored illustrations for advertisers.

Mariana Marcaletti, Nieman Lab | August 25, 2017

Free web hosting service aims to protect journalists from cyberattacks

Tech organization eQualit.ie offers a range of services (including free web hosting) to protect media organizations, advocacy groups, and others who aren't equipped to protect themselves from cyberattacks. 

Janine Warner and David LaFontaine | August 23, 2017

Project Shield offers free protection for independent news sites

If you're a small, independent news publisher, you don't have to spend a fortune protecting your website from cyberattacks: apply at Project Shield and you may qualify for free online protection.

Janine Warner and David LaFontaine | August 22, 2017

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