Jessica Weiss

by Jessica Weiss

Knight International Journalism Fellow Babatunde Akpeji is building a network of citizen journalists to cover health in Nigeria‚Äôs Delta region, an area rich in oil and natural resources but beset by severe poverty. Akpeji trains the citizen journalists in basic reporting techniques, simple audio and video production, mobile tools and journalism ethics. Then, the participants [...] more »

by Jessica Weiss

The news industry has been calling upon the savviest techies in the world to help make sense of how the explosion of digital technology is impacting the news business. Coders, programmers and data scientists are forging innovative ways of gathering, distributing and paying for news coverage. But most of the technologists and tech-savvy journalists shaking [...] more »

by Jessica Weiss

When news designers tell Brian Boyer they want to produce big, detailed news projects online, he encourages them to think smaller. Smaller screen, that is. Boyer, the news apps editor at National Public Radio (NPR) in Washington, D.C., knows more consumers are accessing news on their mobile devices than ever, and that news organizations are [...] more »

by Jessica Weiss

First, it was the Web. Now, mobile is the “second tidal wave of change about to collide with the news industry,” said Cory Bergman, general manager of Breaking News, a mobile-first startup owned by NBC News Digital. As more consumers access news on their mobile devices, news organizations are seeing traffic to their websites from [...] more »

by Jessica Weiss

For environmental journalists around the world, a lack of access to data on issues from oceans to sanitation can make it hard to report accurately on projects and policies. But technology may be changing the game. “Recent advances in technology have the power to revolutionize transparency within the sustainability movement,” said Manish Bapna, acting president [...] more »