Newsrooms fight for data talent

by IJNet
Oct 30, 2018 in Miscellaneous

Newsrooms fight for data talent, Popcorn web video creation tool remixed for journalists, a new ethics site for reporters, and more from this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA).

Here are IJNet's picks from this week's stories:

Newsrooms Fight for Data Talent

While layoffs continue to deplete traditional newsrooms, reporters with skills in data journalism are being snatched up by news organizations, Matt Waite, journalism professor at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, told Poynter. In fact, news outlets have new competitors vying for the same talent. (Poynter, 10/28)

Kettlecorn: Web Video Creation Tool Popcorn Maker Remixed for Journalists

The new tool is called KettleCorn and allows journalists to create interactive or contextual web videos. (, 10/31)

New Chrome Extension Offers Data Research Tool

The World Data Finder browser extension can be used to highlight relevant data sets and visualisations already available on Knoema (, 10/31)

How Investigative Journalism Harnesses the Latest Tech

A look at some of the ways in which mobile journalism, drone journalism, social media and crowdsourcing is being maximised by investigative journalists (, 10/30)

New Ethics Site Offers Resources for Journalists

Finding your way ethically in an age of unverified tweets and anonymous comments can be a treacherous journey for reporters and editors, but it doesn’t have to be a lonely one: Help is available with the launch of Poynter’s ethics site, Truth and Trust in Media. (Poynter, 10/29)

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