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As Earth's temperature rises, news media coverage of climate change falls

Scientists issue dire warnings about it. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon calls it the “greatest challenge facing humanity." But news coverage of climate change is in decline, studies show.

Jessica Weiss | January 27, 2014

How a news challenge teaches entrepreneurs to improve their ideas

Media strategist and Knight International Journalism Fellow Justin Arenstein explains how the African News Innovation Challenge helped entrants refine and improve their project ideas.

Jessica Weiss | November 08, 2012

Storify set to launch in Spanish, French and Arabic

Social media storytelling platform Storify will soon launch in Spanish, French and Arabic, Storify co-founder and CEO Xavier Damman said at a recent Hacks/Hackers gathering in Buenos Aires.

Jessica Weiss | May 23, 2012

Washington Post announces new fact checking feature

To "truth squad" statements made by political figures, The Washington Post has launched a fact checking website and regular column.

Jessica Weiss | January 11, 2011

Partnership aims to promote coverage of water and sanitation issues in West Africa

A new partnership aims to bring media attention to water and sanitation issues across West Africa by supporting a network of journalists with access to sector information, analysis, case studies and more.

Jessica Weiss | December 29, 2010

WAN-IFRA to launch new "newsroom of the future"

Last week, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers unveiled plans for a new center dedicated to creative innovation, training and research for the "newsroom of the future."

Jessica Weiss | December 14, 2010

For today's journalists, landing a job requires a "startup" mentality

When longtime newspaper journalist Steve Buttry decided he wanted to get involved in a new online news venture in Washington, D.C., he didn’t submit a resume, write an email or make a telephone call.

He sent a 140-character cover letter -- on Twitter -- to Jim Brady, the former executive editor of and the brains behind "TBD."

Jessica Weiss, IJNet Manager | September 28, 2010

Carving out space for long-form journalism on the web

In the age of distraction, many of us have already bid farewell to our attention spans, succumbing instead to the...

Jessica Weiss | August 24, 2010