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Best Practices
by Jorge Luis Sierra

More than ever before, journalists who work in dangerous zones understand the importance of technology to improve safety and reduce risk. Xiomara Orellana, Daniela Aguilar, Ernesto Aroche, and Javier Garcia are four such journalists. Their experiences provide useful examples of what can be achieved with proper security training and the right technologies. Orellana, an investigative […] more »

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Participation
by Erica Honeycutt

I recently wrote a grant proposal for the INNovation Fund at the Institute for Nonprofit News requesting funding for a membership program for the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, a digital publication focused on juvenile justice and child welfare issues. The odds of winning a challenge grant are always slim. So, let’s be honest, winning is […] more »

Education
by Meg Dalton

How do we engage Brazil’s emerging middle class? Can we leverage technology to empower women in newsrooms? What can we do to support the growing field of professional media freelancers? These are just a few of the questions the newest cohort of fellows hopes to address as part of Stanford University’s John S. Knight Journalism […] more »

Business
by Jerry Hall

How would you use the CivicArchive – an open, aggregated, searchable, and accessible national collection of municipal records? Prototyping a Concept In 2013, with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Prototype Fund, we set out to prove that one could alert people when local government mentioned keywords of interest in their […] more »

Audio/Visual
by Kristen Clark

So you’ve been kicking around the idea of a podcast for a while, only to discover that the men’s shoe store down the street and your aunt Vicky’s knitting circle have both already beat you to iTunes. With hundreds of new podcasts flooding the market (thanks to the likes of Serial), you might have the […] more »

Technology
by Matt Carroll

Storytelling is evolving. It no longer has to follow the same basic, linear structure. Digital stories are going nonlinear. They are being “atomized” — broken into component pieces and then reassembled in new and interesting ways. Look at the work done by Storify, Genius, Circa, and Embed.ly, to name a few organizations that are experimenting with new […] more »