Tag: news

by Michelle Holmes

After two decades of professional news partnerships, John S. Knight Fellowships-informed collaboration and random acts of inspiration with other journalists, I’ve compiled a list of what smart people have taught me — when I was smart enough to pay attention. Here are 15 tips, 13 of them learned the hard way. Before You Partner Understand the […] more »

by Jake Batsell

The byproducts of journalism rarely have value to anyone besides the reporters who gather and assemble the information. (Exhibit A: The troves of spiral notebooks, manila folders and microcassettes left over from my newspaper days, still gathering dust in my garage.) But more news organizations are discovering that cleaned-up, searchable databases have extra value beyond […] more »

by Josh Stearns

This post originally appeared on the Local News Lab. Journalism has long brought us together through shared rituals — reading the morning paper, watching the evening news — but as people find the news on more platforms, on their own schedules, those rituals have diminished in importance. What hasn’t changed, however, is the potential role […] more »

by Adriano Farano

Despite what you might have heard, being a tech entrepreneur is not easy. You spend months crafting a product, from design thinking to development, coordinating and encouraging your team. Working hard. Testing. Fighting against bugs — or at least cheering your team on. It’s not easy! And then that moment comes when what you’ve built […] more »

by Jake Batsell

In journalism education circles, few people have spent more energy trying to bridge the academic and professional worlds than Eric Newton, senior adviser to the president at the Knight Foundation. Newton’s recent digital book, “Searchlights and Sunglasses: Field Notes From the Digital Age of Journalism,” offers a “learning layer” of more than 1,000 lessons, resources […] more »

by Erica Malouf

One of my great passions is traveling — I get a kick out of understanding other cultures, and how they use technology. As a graduate student, I am rarely able to travel, but working at the BBG is truly the next best thing. We frequently interact with people from a broad array of cultural backgrounds, […] more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

by Nick Shchetko

The evening of August 26 was loud in the Reese News Lab: 16 students pitched their product ideas to the Lab to explore throughout the semester. Only four of the projects were selected. Would my idea survive the vetting process? The idea I’d chosen the idea of location-tailored news, with a probable monetization model of […] more »