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Measuring Impact

No 'God metric': How key media organizations think about impact

There is no simple online metric to gauge success, but a change in approach may be needed before a change in metrics, says ICFJ Knight Fellow Stephen Abbott Pugh.

Stephen Abbott Pugh | December 03, 2015
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How to use social media to grow your audience

Journalist Jayadevan PK. recaps the topics discussed at the first meeting of the Bengaluru, India chapter of Hacks/Hackers, the organization that aims to bring together journalism and technology.

Jayadevan PK | December 01, 2015

Building great data tools is not enough

ICFJ Knight Fellow Raymond Joseph highlights the importance of outreach and training to introduce new data tools to journalists. 

Raymond Joseph | November 20, 2015

ICFJ Knight roundup: Who's at #MozFest 2015

MozFest 2015 is this weekend, ICFJ Knight Fellow Christopher Guess launches Push and more from the Knight Fellows in this week’s roundup.

Alyssa Mesich | November 06, 2015

Q&A with Nic Dawes: Helping India’s Hindustan Times bridge the print-to-digital gap

IJNet talked to Nic Dawes, chief editorial and content officer at the Hindustan Times, to find out more about the changes occurring in the newsroom and the importance of adapting to digital. 

Sophie Westover | October 22, 2015

Media Impact Project's Dana Chinn: 'Add audience analytics to what is essential to journalism'

The director of the University of Southern California's Media Impact Project encourages journalists to spend 15 minutes a day taking an audience-first approach to data.

Ashley Nguyen | October 01, 2015

iGrab gives journalists a multimedia toolkit on their own smartphones

Free app iGrab lets journalists create multimedia content on the go, Facebook introduces a new tool and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | September 18, 2015

St. Louis Public Radio's Kelsey Proud offers tips for engaging niche audiences

During a recent NPR editorial training webinar, engagement editor Kelsey Proud outlined seven questions all journalists should ask themselves to involve their target audience.

Sam Berkhead | September 16, 2015

Five ways for nonprofit news outlets to measure success without analytics

If you're trying to move past the clicks, here are five indicators of success that are more useful for nonprofit publications. 

Alex Stonehill | August 13, 2015

Building data journalism products with users in mind

Roper suggests conceptualizing each project with three distinct groups in mind: partners, users and audience, with each group needing its own metric for monitoring success. 

Chris Roper | July 30, 2015

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