ONA Issues

Apr 18

pewresearch:

As Business Insider put it, “Watch America age 110 years in one gif.”
See more on the demographic transformation of The Next America here. 

pewresearch:

As Business Insider put it, “Watch America age 110 years in one gif.”

See more on the demographic transformation of The Next America here

Apr 15

“18% of online adults have had important personal information stolen such as their Social Security Number, credit card, or bank account information. That’s an increase from the 11% who reported personal information theft in July 2013.
21% of online adults said they had an email or social networking account compromised or taken over without their permission.The same number reported this experience in a July 2013 survey.” — More online Americans say they’ve experienced a personal data breach | Pew Research Center

Registration is now open for ONA14, the Online News Association Conference and Awards. 
Join us in Chicago for three days of great journalism and technology, September 25-27. 
Interested in attending for free? We’re looking for student reporters, Student Newsroom mentors and volunteers, with special positions for volunteers with video and social media skills. 
Have an idea for the conference? You can submit session proposals through this Friday, April 18. 

Registration is now open for ONA14, the Online News Association Conference and Awards

Join us in Chicago for three days of great journalism and technology, September 25-27. 

Interested in attending for free? We’re looking for student reporters, Student Newsroom mentors and volunteers, with special positions for volunteers with video and social media skills. 

Have an idea for the conference? You can submit session proposals through this Friday, April 18. 

Apr 14

“Yes, women are still underrepresented and underappreciated in the media startup world, but the truth is women are founding their own digital media companies. The problem is that they are largely absent from the buzzy narrative about entrepreneurs leaving the confines of traditional journalism.” — 16 women whose digital startups deserve Vox-level plaudits : Columbia Journalism Review

In Praise of Sources

futurejournalismproject:

'Journalism is impossible without brave sources'—@ggreenwald at #PolkAwards

— Peter Maass (@maassp)
April 11, 2014

Apr 12

globalvoices:

Russia’s most famous blogger (or as he describes himself: “corruption fighter, son, husband, father”) has been forced to move away from LiveJournal, the popular blogging platform that launched him to fame in the first place.
Censorship Forces Navalny to Abandon LiveJournal

globalvoices:

Russia’s most famous blogger (or as he describes himself: “corruption fighter, son, husband, father”) has been forced to move away from LiveJournal, the popular blogging platform that launched him to fame in the first place.

Censorship Forces Navalny to Abandon LiveJournal


“Snow Fall” was a watershed project, but we’ve already gone beyond that. Let’s focus on innovations in multimedia storytelling techniques. 

Mindy McAdams takes a look at how multimedia stories have evolved and gives examples of great interactives in (Re)defining multimedia journalism.

“Snow Fall” was a watershed project, but we’ve already gone beyond that. Let’s focus on innovations in multimedia storytelling techniques. 

Mindy McAdams takes a look at how multimedia stories have evolved and gives examples of great interactives in (Re)defining multimedia journalism.

Apr 11

futurejournalismproject:

A Story Told Well: NPR’s Borderland 
NPR recently launched a special series, Borderland, in which Steven Inskeep traveled along the entire 2,428 mile border between the U.S. and Mexico to report on the nuances of immigration and the relationship between the two countries. Here are the radio stories, which are so worth listening to if this is an issue that you’ve had a hard time wrapping your mind around, or not seen fantastic reporting on before. And here is the stunning visual intro to the series, which breaks the piece down into 12 stories complete with moving characters, all the numbers (presented very digestibly) and a lot of context.

futurejournalismproject:

A Story Told Well: NPR’s Borderland 

NPR recently launched a special series, Borderland, in which Steven Inskeep traveled along the entire 2,428 mile border between the U.S. and Mexico to report on the nuances of immigration and the relationship between the two countries. Here are the radio stories, which are so worth listening to if this is an issue that you’ve had a hard time wrapping your mind around, or not seen fantastic reporting on before. And here is the stunning visual intro to the series, which breaks the piece down into 12 stories complete with moving characters, all the numbers (presented very digestibly) and a lot of context.

How to Break News While You Sleep -

endofjournalism:

Ken Schwenke explains his Quakebot that made headlines when it scooped every human reporter about an earthquake in LA.

Takeaway paragraph

Why do I get a byline on these stories? Because in a very real sense, I have written them. I wrote the template, I determined—using both my and my editors’ judgment—the thresholds at which to report them, and I put together the machinery to write them. I’ve interviewed folks at the USGS and I’ve interviewed the data. The bot is just a codification of the things I would do as a regular reporter trying to get the basic facts up.

Two questions for every news organisation:

  1. Do you have someone in your newsroom who can do that kind of work?
  2. Can your content management system deal with this sort of input? 

(via lifeandcode)

centerforinvestigativereporting:

How we mapped the U.S.-Mexico border fence
CIR journalists spent more than three years trying to obtain accurate, detailed mapping data showing the location of the border fence system. The result: We now have what is – as far as we know – the most complete and detailed map of the border fence that is publicly available.Our Senior News Applications Developer Michael Corey explains how we did it.

centerforinvestigativereporting:

How we mapped the U.S.-Mexico border fence

CIR journalists spent more than three years trying to obtain accurate, detailed mapping data showing the location of the border fence system. 

The result: We now have what is – as far as we know – the most complete and detailed map of the border fence that is publicly available.

Our Senior News Applications Developer Michael Corey explains how we did it.