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How fostering community among health journalists can help revitalize the beat

Good public health journalism offers benefits to both society and news outlets, but is often a neglected beat. Can a community of health reporters help improve reporting on this crucial topic?

H R Venkatesh | September 18, 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

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

How journalists can better approach victims of disaster

In the wake of two major hurricanes in the U.S., hundreds of journalists are on the ground seeking interviews with the victims. How can they approach these victims sensitively and humanely?

Lori Shontz | September 11, 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

Photojournalists experiment with 'live' journalism

The emerging field of live journalism is presenting unique opportunities, particularly for photojournalists.

Mandla Chinula | August 28, 2017

Iranian fact-checking site encourages accountability

Fact Nameh assesses the accuracy of statements from Iran's politicians in order to promote truthfulness and accountability. Here's how they do it.

Shenaz Kermalli | August 14, 2017

Automation promises increased efficiency, engagement for newsrooms

Inside The Washington Post's experiments with automation — and how they can be replicated in your own newsroom.

Reuben Stern, Reynolds Journalism Institute | August 10, 2017

How photojournalists can protect themselves in risky environments

When covering conflict zones, protests and other high-risk environments, photojournalists often stand out the most. These tips can help you protect yourself while out on assignment.

Sherry Ricchiardi | August 09, 2017

Innovative 'Enslaved Land' investigation connected three continents

In the latest example of how cross-border collaborations can produce innovative journalism, a recent project reveals the abuses behind the production of some of the world's biggest crops. 

Ana Prieto | August 08, 2017

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