Tag: investigative reporting

by Julie Keck

1. Riding the juggernaut that left print behind (David Carr / New York Times) 2. CIR wants to turn investigative reporting into a weekly public radio show with Reveal (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 3. Time.com’s bounce rate down since adopting continuous scroll (Sam Kirkland / Poynter) 4. A relaunch for The New Yorker, with [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. FiveThirtyEight and the end of average (Ben Thompson / Stratechery) 2. New Brazilian platform expands boundaries of in-depth news investigations online (Natalia Mazotte / UT Knight Center) 3. When robots help human journalists (Caroline O’Donovan / Nieman Lab) 4. Amazon to ship video-streaming device in April (Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal) 5. On [...] more »

by Meredith Broussard

Remix is a new segment of education content on MediaShift, featuring interesting and innovative journalism assignments, courses and curricula. Writers will detail their ideas and work and, where possible, provide links and materials, so other educators can adapt them in their own programs. If you’re interested in sharing your approaches to be remixed at other [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Vocativ brings the tools of the spying world into the newsroom (Jeff Bercovici / Forbes) 2. Time Warner Cable drops over 300,000 subscriptions, in part because of CBS blackout (Todd Spangler / Variety) 3. How investigative journalism harnesses the latest tech (Rachel Bartlett / Journalism News) 4. When Redditors ban your website: A conversation [...] more »

by Claire Groden

BuzzFeed is looking to expand beyond its reputation for cat pictures and rapid-fire, socially viral lists. This Monday, the site announced the creation of its own investigative reporting unit under the supervision of Mark Schoofs. Schoofs is most recently a senior editor at ProPublica, a renowned non-profit investigative journalism organization. And BuzzFeed isn’t the only [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Netflix now has more paying customers than HBO in the U.S. (Zachary Seward / Quartz) 2. BuzzFeed hires Pulitzer winner to head investigative unit (Leslie Kaufman / New York Times) 3. Google unveils tools to access web from repressive countries (Sam Gustin / TIME) 4. Wikipedia editors, locked in battle with PR firm, delete [...] more »

by Claire Groden

Investigative reporting is expensive, time-consuming and arduous — much more so than rapid-fire articles that follow the daily breaking news mill. But if the journalism industry is already struggling to pay its bills, what is the future of in-depth, watchdog reporting? One program, Reveal, which debuted Sept. 28, offers a venue for investigative journalism in [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How the iPhone and bad decisions killed Blackberry (New Yorker) 2. Award-winning digital entrepreneur Lisa Williams joins Investigative News Network as Director of Digital Engagement (INN) 3. How early adapters, innovative publishers, legacy media companies and more are pushing toward the annotated web (Neiman Lab) 4. Epic launches, Politico goes deeper: Why longform is [...] more »

by Marianne McCarthy

Crowdfunding has skyrocketed in the past couple of years as entrepreneurs bypass traditional keepers of the purse and instead appeal to individual donors to help get their projects off the ground — and journalists have taken notice. Dogged by a lack of jobs and slumping wages, writers, producers, photographers and other content creators have joined [...] more »

by Evelyn Larrubia

It used to be taboo for one media organization to publish another’s investigation. Issues of trust, pride and reputation can still cause some news executives pause. But in many newsrooms, the prohibition against co-publishing is waning, if not dead. Take, for instance, “Who Can Vote?“, News21 package of stories on voter fraud and ID laws [...] more »