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Measuring Impact

Measuring Impact

To make fact-checking go viral, 'silence is golden'

During a recent webinar, Giovanni Zagni from Italy's Pagella Politica and Catherine Gicheru from Kenya's PesaCheck shared their best advice for making fact-checking and verification spread faster than fake news.

Oren Levine | December 20, 2017

Reuters Institute survey gives insight into why readers distrust the media

“Rebuilding trust will a long-term process and will require the commitment of publishers, platforms and consumers over many years.”

Ricardo Bilton, Nieman Lab | December 15, 2017

How an investigation into fake Ph.Ds became a case study for newsroom transformation

Indonesia's Tempo Media Group used lessons learned from its fake Ph.D. investigation to become a digitally oriented newsroom.

Sherry Ricchiardi | December 14, 2017

Harvard experiment finds large effects from small news outlets

Even small publishers have a large effect on the national discourse, according to a new paper published in Science on the effects of news. 

Jason Alcorn, MediaShift | November 17, 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

Challenges and opportunities in data journalism

A study from Google News Lab and PolicyViz provides insight into the state of data journalism and explores challenges practitioners face in this field.

Sherry Ricchiardi | October 31, 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. 

Lauren Hazard Owen, Nieman Lab | October 27, 2017

Study shows tech revolution may be leaving newsrooms behind

A new global study from the International Center for Journalists has found that while some news organizations and journalists are making strides in adopting new technologies, even more newsrooms are falling behind.

Sam Berkhead | October 10, 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

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