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by Priya Kumar

An echocardiogram (ECG) — an ultrasound of the heart — cost nearly $11,600 at a hospital in Pennsylvania but only about $400 at a hospital in North Dakota. Medicare gave both hospitals about $400 to cover the cost. This held true around the country; data showed that hospitals charged vastly different amounts for ECGs while […] more »

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by Anne Wootton

At Pop Up Archive, we’re collecting old sounds and making them searchable. As we watched the headlines roll in last year, we couldn’t help but notice how often sounds from the past are echoed in today’s news. So, for your listening pleasure, here are some of our favorite archival complements to the year’s biggest stories: In March, Lean […] more »

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by Barrett Golding

Imagine an online environment for learning the art and craft of multimedia journalism, a place for media consumers to become media producers. We think this goal realizable because … we’re doing it. In the Transom Online Workshop (TOW) a bunch of wanna-be producers come together as a group on Facebook, where a couple of instructors lead them […] more »

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by Tom Grasty

Real-time news reporting is an exciting proposition. It’s also a process fraught with problems, both for the journalist and the reader. For the journalist, there are myriad platforms that facilitate fast and accurate news gathering. But in order for platforms like Live Stream, UStream, YouTube Live to effectively expedite news field reporting, the backend, or […] more »

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by JSK

Dan Archer is a unique visual journalist who creates comics to tell all kinds of stories, from investigative to explanatory. Archer was a 2011 Knight Fellow, spending his time at Stanford working on ways to promote comics journalism as a legitimate, innovative way of news storytelling. These days, Dan is focused on telling investigative stories. […] more »

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by Diana del Olmo

After this summer’s surveillance revelations, there has been a growing interest from the journalism community on tools available at their disposal to protect communications. Different organizations are compiling guidelines on digital security, describing tools and strategies that can be applied. However, not all journalists out there are necessarily interested in technology or learning to code, […] more »

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by Anne Wootton

When Pop Up Archive was born, our goal seemed simple: to help audio producers organize their archives and create searchable sound. As we launch Pop Up Archive publicly, our goal has grown much bigger. We want to make it easy for all storytellers to find and reuse recorded sound. Now, anyone can visit popuparchive.org to make […] more »

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by Cheney Gardner

Prototype. Even the word sounds foreign and kind of high tech, evoking images of NASA scientists tinkering away at miniature Mars Rovers and Silicon Valley whiz kids pouring over their newest social media toys. So as prototype production week approached at the Reese News Lab, so did a looming sense of dread. How would we […] more »

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by Trevor Knoblich

This post was jointly written by Trevor Knoblich, project director at FrontlineSMS, and Harry Surjadi, Knight International Journalism Fellow and freelance journalist. Worldwide, media outlets are increasingly mastering two-way communications channels. Radio and television stations are equipped to receive text messages, phone calls, and social media inputs. Staff can then decide to respond over broadcast, […] more »

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