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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, Nieman Lab | November 14, 2017

Crowdsourcing coverage of hurricane recovery in the Caribbean

A new crowdsourcing media effort in the Caribbean is utilizing citizen journalism to document hurricane recovery efforts. 

Farah Mohammed | November 06, 2017

Your quick guide to using LinkedIn to distribute content

What type of stories go viral on LinkedIn, and how does the algorithm impact the visibility of certain posts? Here's a closer look at the content process on the business professionals’ network.

Liam Corcoran, NewsWhip | November 06, 2017

3 tools for tracking and measuring your newsroom's impact

Tools can help journalists move beyond just website metrics and get a bigger picture about how people engage, react and converse about stories. 

Oren Levine | November 02, 2017

8 key trends in local journalism

Digital technologies have disrupted local journalism, but also produced new possibilities. Here are eight ideas, gleaned from research in the Pacific Northwest, of how newsrooms can respond to the challenge. 

Damian Radcliffe | October 20, 2017

Storytelling tools to reach low-literate readers

To reach low-literate internet users in countries like India, journalists should utilize new tools and techniques to aid in visual storytelling techniques.

Ritvvij Parrikh | October 05, 2017

How an SMS tool is bringing rape survivors into the media sphere

Health e-News worked with GroundSource to develop a free, anonymous texting platform where rape survivors can get access to support — and share their stories with journalists.

Kim Harrisberg, Health-e News | October 05, 2017

How the Verificado19s campaign is fact-checking Mexico's earthquake

Journalists and activists fact check in real-time to combat fake news and assist in aid efforts in the wake of Mexico's devastating earthquake. 

Belén Arce Terceros | September 26, 2017

Adaptation, A/B testing and analytics: How BuzzFeed optimizes the news for its audience

Multiple versions of articles — with different headlines but also of different lengths and using different thumbnail art — are shown to BuzzFeed.com visitors until a winning combination emerges after a couple of hours.

Shan Wang, Nieman Lab | September 19, 2017

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

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