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Measuring Impact

Measuring Impact

Harvard experiment finds large effects from small news outlets

Even small publishers have a large effect on the national discourse, according to a new paper published in Science on the effects of news. 

Jason Alcorn, MediaShift | November 17, 2017

3 tools for tracking and measuring your newsroom's impact

Tools can help journalists move beyond just website metrics and get a bigger picture about how people engage, react and converse about stories. 

Oren Levine | November 02, 2017

Challenges and opportunities in data journalism

A study from Google News Lab and PolicyViz provides insight into the state of data journalism and explores challenges practitioners face in this field.

Sherry Ricchiardi | October 31, 2017

Not a revolution (yet): Data journalism hasn’t changed that much in 4 years, a new paper finds

A new research paper examining data journalism projects nominated for awards over the past four years has found the "data revolution" still isn't as large and widespread as previously thought. 

Lauren Hazard Owen, Nieman Lab | October 27, 2017

Study shows tech revolution may be leaving newsrooms behind

A new global study from the International Center for Journalists has found that while some news organizations and journalists are making strides in adopting new technologies, even more newsrooms are falling behind.

Sam Berkhead | October 10, 2017

How the Verificado19s campaign is fact-checking Mexico's earthquake

Journalists and activists fact check in real-time to combat fake news and assist in aid efforts in the wake of Mexico's devastating earthquake. 

Belén Arce Terceros | September 26, 2017

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

Journalists must become better storytellers for low-literate readers

Countries like India have huge numbers of low-literate internet users. So why are newsrooms so focused on feeding them entertainment coverage, rather than telling news stories in a more attractive, visual way?

Ritvvij Parrikh | July 25, 2017

The Listening Post Collective to lead local newsrooms into a new form of engagement

How journalists and newsrooms alike can use The Listening Post Collective's new website to develop stronger methods of community engagement.

Sam Berkhead | July 13, 2017

Free tool helps newsrooms curate, manage effective newsletters

How journalists and newsrooms can use Opt In to build an email newsletter from scratch — or refine and revamp an existing one.

Em Okrepkie | June 29, 2017

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