Tag: journalism

by Corinne Jurney

Qualified prospects, CRM and invoices — all are words I’ve been surprised to find myself uttering this semester as I delve into the world of sales for the first time, with the launch of Capitol Hound. Capitol Hound is a service that will offer searchable transcripts and alerts for the North Carolina General Assembly. Both [...] more »

by Matthew Gelfand

I once worked at a content creation agency in Boston where we churned out an exorbitant volume of content for client companies’ websites on a daily basis. Each writer was responsible for 15 to 20 stories per day that ranged from 200 to 500 words. We peer-edited and posted all of our work in a [...] more »

by Cindy Royal

I am working to improve digital awareness and skills among journalists, journalism students and faculty by developing an open-source website with training modules that will help them learn to code. As data visualization becomes a legitimate and important means of storytelling, the demand for people with programming and data skills will increase. Journalists who understand [...] more »

by Barrett Pitner

As a journalist, our objective is to understand our beats, and to be able to clearly, quickly and accurately report on the goings-on in them. When the basic means of communication are understood, this job becomes much easier, and when they are not, the job can become next to impossible, and potentially dangerous. This is [...] more »

by Jonathan Stray

There are some amazing algorithms coming out the computer science community which promise to revolutionize how journalists deal with large quantities of information. But building a tool that journalists can use to get stories done takes a lot more than algorithms. Closing this gap has been one of the most challenging and rewarding aspects of [...] more »

by Dan Pacheco

December 21, 1988 changed our world forever. It was an especially dark day for people at Syracuse University and the Scottish town of Lockerbie. All 259 passengers aboard Pan Am Flight 103 — including 35 SU students and 11 villagers on the ground — perished at the actions of those determined to do evil, but [...] more »

by Miguel Paz

In a country split by political polarization, what role can journalism and the use of data play in improving the quality of debate in the public interest? This is an important question in Venezuela, a country in which President Nicolás Maduro claims to speak to the late President Hugo Chavez’s spirit through a “little bird” [...] more »

by Courtni Kopietz

Feasibility, desirability and viability were the key components considered by students of the UNC-Chapel Hill Reese News Lab as they developed new media products over the course of the fall semester. Ranging from an educational tool for classrooms to a niche journalistic publication, the students pitched their ideas to a room including media professionals, faculty [...] more »

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 »

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 »