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Tech Terms for Journalists

Tech Terms for Journalists

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

Why journalists need data and coding skills more than ever

At Brazil's annual investigative journalism conference, experts shared tips and resources for journalists who wish to learn more about data and coding.

Jéssica Cruz | August 03, 2017

App aims to help journalists translate speech into any language

Speechmatics, a British company, is working on technology that could help journalists working in several different languages.

Reuben Stern, Reynolds Journalism Institute | August 02, 2017

Following its own success, Spain’s Politibot moves to help other outlets build chatbots

“Problems news organizations will run into, we’ve run into before, we can help them with that, and we can hopefully help them get the same retention and engagement we did.”

Shan Wang, Nieman Lab | July 28, 2017

Project Facet aims to make it easier for journalists to collaborate across newsrooms

“Most places are using email, maybe there’s a calendar they share, they’re trying to make Trello boards, they’re trying to get everybody into Slack…the pain caused by tools is not insignificant.”

Christine Schmidt, Nieman Lab | July 14, 2017

How journalists with few resources can protect their websites

A number of inexpensive tools can help increase digital security for journalists around the world. 

Jorge Luis Sierra | June 22, 2017

How an algorithm can decide what news you read online

At Sweden's Svenska Dagbladet, an algorithm combines editors' news sensibilities with reader preferences to create a personalized home page for each visitor.

Rachel Wise, Reynolds Journalism Institute | June 02, 2017

6 tips for succeeding at drone journalism

Want to hone your drone journalism skills? Be sure to keep these tips from Code for Africa News Fellow Johnny Miller in mind the next time you take flight.

Johnny Miller | June 01, 2017

How Vice News uses cinematic techniques to produce compelling news video

Vice News' video style often sets it apart from more traditional news broadcasters. Here's a look at how they bring a more cinematic style to news video.

Lindsey Miller, Reynolds Journalism Institute | April 28, 2017

Ranking the best encryption apps for journalists

Each encryption app has different features for journalists to take advantage of, but some are better than others. The Reynolds Journalism Institute's Futures Lab ranked them from best to worst.

Marlee Baldridge, Reynolds Journalism Institute | April 14, 2017

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