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Measuring Impact

Five ways journalists can engage their audiences in storytelling

There's more to audience engagement than counting the number of retweets or monitoring a comments section. Here's a few ideas for how journalists can better involve their audience in storytelling. 

Clothilde Goujard | July 25, 2016

Distributed content, ad blocking, audience revenue stand out in WAN-IFRA report

WAN-IFRA's annual World Press Trends report examines the complex, interwoven landscape of today's news industry, offering guidance for news outlets looking for a more effective revenue model.

Dena Levitz | July 11, 2016

Three ways to improve coverage of water and sanitation

What do journalists need to know before tackling water and sanitation topics in their country? A recent ICFJ, Code for Africa and World Bank webinar offered guidance.

Samantha Juster | May 19, 2016

Investigative news sites redefine the journalistic business model

Increasingly, "watchdog" investigative news sites are defying conventions of the journalistic business model by building strong, loyal reader bases willing to pay for their news.

James Breiner | May 02, 2016

The Listening Post uses GroundSource to reach users ‘in one fell swoop’

Using GroundSource, a phone-based messaging platform, New Orleans' The Listening Post has created a two-way dialogue with its listeners to more closely engage with the communities it serves.

Dena Levitz | April 20, 2016

Dodgy Doctors tool claims new successes in Kenya

Thanks to a data-driven tool from Code for Africa and Kenya's The Star, Kenyan citizens have a way to protect themselves from fake doctors — and government policy is changing as a result.

Catherine Gicheru | March 22, 2016

Washington Post digital chief encourages news outlets to embrace social, mobile news

At the Digital Journalism Conference in Huesca, Spain, Emilio Garcia-Ruiz of The Washington Post stressed the need for news outlets to embrace technology and social media in order to survive.

James Breiner | March 14, 2016

Denmark’s Kristeligt Dagblad newspaper promotes editorial accountability with readers’ help

Journalism is known for its ability to hold the powerful accountable — but who holds journalists accountable? At one Danish newspaper, readers evaluate the newspaper, building transparency and trust.

Ingrid Cobben | February 15, 2016

How ProPublica produces investigative journalism that's both high quality and sustainable

At a recent University of Navarra event, ProPublica's Paul Steiger outlined the company's secrets to success — and discussed how smaller newsrooms can replicate them.

James Breiner | February 09, 2016

The secret to igniting digital innovation in the newsroom

How can newsrooms become more innovative in the digital landscape? According to ICFJ Knight Fellow Shaheryar Popalzai, building teams and cultivating skills are essential.

Shaheryar Popalzai | February 04, 2016

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