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Tech Terms for Journalists

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 | 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 | 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 | April 14, 2017

How journalists can get started with GitHub

Former ICFJ Knight Fellow Miguel Paz recently released a free guide to GitHub for Spanish-speaking journalists. He spoke with IJNet about how GitHub can benefit journalists of all languages.

Ana Prieto | March 27, 2017

Survey to snapshot the state of innovation in newsrooms worldwide

The International Center for Journalists is conducting a worldwide survey of newsrooms and their technology use. Here's how you can participate.

IJNet | March 27, 2017

This tool changes text color to make online reading easier

When it comes to keeping readers on your web pages longer, Beeline Reader could offer a helpful solution for digital news sites.

Elyssa Pachico | March 01, 2017

How journalists can get started with coding

Knowing how to code is an increasingly valuable skill for journalists — but knowing where to start can be a challenge.

IJNet | November 15, 2016

The basics of phishing attacks: What journalists need to know to stay safe

Understanding how hackers operate is the first step to protecting your phone or computer from a cyberattack. 

Jorge Luis Sierra | October 26, 2016

News startups turn to geolocation to better serve readers

In the wake of geolocation-based apps like Pokemon Go, news startups are looking to this technology to customize readers' content based on their location.

Clothilde Goujard | August 11, 2016

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