Category Archives: Featured

[STUDY] Journalism Start-ups Looking for Revenue Amidst Depleting Grant Opportunities

61056391_31343afdc6

A new study is out from the  Renaissance Journalism Center that explores financial sustainability among journalism start-ups. It finds that most journalism start-ups are in the same place – searching frantically for revenue streams to replace depleting grant opportunities. Most of the start ups, initially funded through foundation money, are finding that grants are rarely…

Can Computational Journalism Help Our JJIE.org Grow Even Faster?

20101005_futuremedia_jpgs-21

I will be on a Georgia Tech FutureMedia Fest panel entitled: Computational Journalism on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2011 . So you might be asking, what the heck is Computational Journalism. Here is Georgia Tech professor Irfan Essa‘s answer: Computational Journalism is defined as the application of computation to the activities of journalism such as information…

Internet Access in U.S. Homes Increase, Yet Digital Divide Persists

"Digital Nation" report screen shot

With nearly seven out of every 10 households now subscribing to broadband services more Americans are using high-speed internet than ever before, yet disparities still exist along socio-economic, demographic and geographic lines, according to a new Census data report by the Department of Commerce’s Economic Statistics Administration (ESA) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration…

Transparency v. Anonymity: a Geekend Presentation

original

This past weekend two of our digital communication team members travelled to Savannah, GA for the third annual Geekend Conference to give a presentation on the debate over online transparency an anonymity. Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, argues for complete transparency (thus accountability) on the Internet. Christopher “Moot” Poole, founder of the image message board…

How Journalists Can Celebrate National Novel Writing Month

Footnotes in Gaza journalism graphic novel

I’m a journalist whose love affair with words began with novels. I grew up reading at least three books a week—usually more, I’m a fast reader—and I’ve gone through stages where I’ve read a myriad of book types: mystery, romance, historical fiction, science fiction, literary and others. Before I began to think about facts and…

NewsTransparency Aims Spotlight Behind the Byline

NewsTransparency.com

A new wiki-style website, NewsTransparency.com, aims to hold journalists accountable, reveal bias. It’s official. The news industry has become the newest target in the ongoing freedom of information and transparency battle. NewsTransparency.com, a site launched earlier this week by former managing editor of the New York Sun Ira Stoll, aims to shine a spotlight on the…

Journalism and Social Media: 15 Examples Worth Learning From

social media journalism

People no longer seek out news. Instead, it often comes to them through social networks. Journalism and information in general is all becoming more social, and this trend will only continue. So, it’s important for people in the media to think about how to make their content social and how to use their social networks…

Successful Nonprofit News Organizations Must Go Beyond Great Journalism

map

To achieve sustainability, news ventures must do more than produce high-quality reporting and receive generous foundation support, according to a report released by the Knight Foundation October 18, 2011. A good digital business isn’t one-sided, and if news organizations want to sustain themselves, they have to take that into consideration. The study focused on nonprofit,…

How to Become A Journalist: 20 Tips from A J-School Grad

j-school

Since my co-worker Clay Duda told his story about being a j-school grad, I thought I’d tell mine and hopefully help some people figure out how to become a journalist—a real one. Hint: it’s not easy, but it’s possible. Before I fell in love with journalism, I loved writing. Last May marked two years since…

JJIE Project Launches Multimedia Arts Site: Bokeh

heroin

Today, the Center for Sustainable Journalism and the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, our niche journalism project, are proud to announce the launch of a multimedia arts site focused on juvenile justice and youth culture at large. Appropriately dubbed ‘Bokeh,’ the project hopes to bring into focus those oft overlooked and underreported areas of juvenile justice…