Tag: data

by Amy Eisman

Like many of you, I embrace the guide-on-the-side model for teaching vs. the sage-on-the-stage version. That’s why each spring, about five weeks into the semester, my Writing and Editing for Convergent Media course at American University transforms from a classroom into a newsroom, complete with assigned roles, Google spreadsheets, closed Facebook groups and ethical issues [...] more »

by Cathy O'Neil

This all began at Joe’s Coffee on the Columbia University campus one morning last spring. Mark Hansen was then teaching journalism students who didn’t know much about data or computing. I was working with engineers and skilled data people, who didn’t understand how important storytelling is to problem-solving, especially because different choices, which might seem minute [...] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

1. Biz Stone: Twitter must ‘make bold choices to survive with the times’ (Harrison Weber / VentureBeat) 2. Exclusive: Automattic seeking to raise more than $100 million (Erin Griffith / Fortune) 3. We are drowning in data about readers and attention, but which metrics really matter? You won’t like the answer (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) [...] more »

by Eric Newton

The best journalism school in America is … Pennsylvania State. Scratch that: It’s Columbia University. No, wait. It’s the University of North Carolina. Sorry, I meant to say Arizona State … errr … Missouri … ahhh … Northwestern. Correction, it’s the University of Georgia. No, it isn’t. The best journalism school in America is … [...] more »

by Dorian Benkoil

Last year, I predicted content would be king in 2013. And, though some may argue over the quality of some of what passed for content, especially in the “content marketing” or “native advertising” realms, that was largely the case. This year, 2014, in the business of digital media, trends that have already foreshadowed will continue: [...] more »

by Reuben Stern

Reporting by Reuben Stern, Olga Kyle, Sarah Harkins, Laura Davison, Teddy Nykiel. This week the RJI Futures Lab examines how complex interactive data sets could be built into stories; hear why the experience around consuming news matters and explore what the future holds for the evening newscast format. PART 1: Integrating data apps into stories [...] more »

by Reuben Stern

Reporting by Olga Kyle, Reuben Stern, Laura Davison, Teddy Nykiel. This week the RJI Futures Lab explores how better use of analytics and user data could help newsrooms improve their coverage and connect with audiences. PART 1: THINKING MORE LIKE MARKETERS Most news organizations track things like page views and unique visitors. But more sophisticated [...] more »

by Ian Lamont

Late last year, my publishing company released a dud. After a string of successful releases of “In 30 Minutes” technology guides, this new title had absolutely zero e-book and sales in the first three weeks of release. None. Nada. 沒有. As a small, bootstrapped operation, my company could have written it off as an embarrassing [...] more »

by Cindy Royal

At the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in Washington, D.C., earlier this month, one panel addressed adding programming skills to the curriculum: “Why All Your Students Must Be Programmers.” The inevitable question was posed: What would you cut from existing offerings to make room for these new topics? [...] more »

by Julie Keck

At Bloomberg, wall between news and data came late (WSJ) ABC to let app users live-stream local shows (NYT) Comparing how NYT & The Washington Post approach advertising and digital (Monday Note) Why quality, not velocity, is the future of online news (Fast Company) Disruptions: Even the tech elites leave gadgets behind (NYT) How the [...] more »