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How an environmental news initiative is bringing investigative stories to those most affected

Stories on environmental crises don't always reach the people most affected. An investigative reporting initiative in Indonesia is trying to change that. 

Laura Hazard Owen | December 01, 2017

Here are three tools that help digital journalists save their work in case a site shuts down

In the event that a digital outlet folds, here are some tools to allow a journalist to archive his or her work. 

Laura Hazard Owen | November 23, 2017

The Washington Post on Reddit surprises users with its non-promotional, ultra helpful presence

By creating a Reddit profile, The Washington Post is using a new strategy to engage with consumers, with somewhat surprising success. 

Shan Wang | November 14, 2017

Not a revolution (yet): Data journalism hasn’t changed that much in 4 years, a new paper finds

A new research paper examining data journalism projects nominated for awards over the past four years has found the "data revolution" still isn't as large and widespread as previously thought. 

Laura Hazard Owen | October 27, 2017

Atlas Obscura is using virtual reality to transport readers to the world’s distant, exotic locations

The travel blog Atlas Obscura has built its brand around helping people discover the world. Now it's helping people discover the world through virtual reality. 

Ricardo Bilton | October 25, 2017

How bloggers can earn money for the content they publish on Medium

Medium, an online publishing platform, has announced that now anyone can put their articles behind a paywall. But how much can writers really make?

Laura Hazard Owen | October 13, 2017

6 different kinds of collaborative journalism and the good and bad things about each

Newsrooms are working together to provide quality in-depth reporting. A new report has identified the six types of collaborative journalism and the benefits and and drawbacks of each. 

Laura Hazard Owen | September 29, 2017

New study critiques business model of nonprofit news

New York University professor Rodney Benson explains why the reliance on foundations to support nonprofit journalism organizations could have potential drawbacks.

Laura Hazard Owen | September 07, 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 | September 01, 2017

With smart, explanatory reporting, Brazil’s Nexo Jornal carves out a unique news niche

“We realized that context and explanation, we should take those things to an almost radical level.”

Shan Wang | August 17, 2017

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