Digital Journalism

Digital Journalism

Filmmakers use social media to create documentary of Egypt protests

A pair of documentary filmmakers are creating a crowdsourced documentary of recent protests in Egypt using material found on social media.

Dana Liebelson | February 23, 2011

Photographer honored for Google Street View Photos

Photographers often face danger to snap the winning pictures honored by the World Press Photo contest. This year a photographer stood in front of his computer screen to shoot the pictures that earned him an honorable mention in the prestigious contest.

Nicole Martinelli | February 21, 2011

How LinkedIn Signal helps you find jobs and stories

One of LinkedIn’s cool, free tools is Signal, which helps LinkedIn users extract more value from the growing amount of content on the careers site and Twitter accounts by helping users slice and dice a tsunamic newsfeed down to a stream they actually can use.

Joe Grimm, Poynter | February 15, 2011

Startup launches crowdfunding model for photojournalists

A startup called, which plans to launch in early 2011, features a crowdfunding platform for photojournalists.

Dana Liebelson | January 25, 2011

Interactive map of European media landscape available

The "Media Landscapes" series covers 38 European countries and six European neighboring states. It reflects ongoing changes in both traditional and new media.

Dana Liebelson | January 20, 2011

How to publish credible information online while news is breaking

Does your news organization have updated guidelines, standards or policies for making decisions during breaking news?

Vicki Krueger, Poynter | January 14, 2011

New Media and Humanitarian Relief: Lessons from Haiti

A new report takes a critical look at the role of communications in the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti and recommends ways to improve the effectiveness of utilizing media in future disaster relief efforts.

Jessica Weiss | January 12, 2011

It's my 100th post!

It's hard to believe, but I've been writing this column for two years. To celebrate, I've decided to let you in on a few of my trade secrets. This week's column is a how-to guide explaining how and where I get my information. If you're interested in journalism and technology, follow some or all of these steps.

Amy Webb | January 03, 2011

Liveblogging platform to offer marketplace for freelancers

Freelance journalists will soon be able to earn money for covering events in real time. ScribbleLive's new online platform, which will be launched in 2011, aims to open a new market for journalists by syndicating live coverage to media organizations.

Dana Liebelson | December 30, 2010

Checkup time: Is your website user-friendly?

So you've just launched (or relaunched) a new website or blog. Your friends and family say it looks great and congratulate you on all of your hard work. There's only one problem: outside of your immediate circle, no one is visiting your site.

What gives? You could have a usability problem on your hands.

Amy Webb | December 20, 2010