March 31, 2017

For the last time, President Trump can’t change U.S. libel law

President Trump has repeatedly threatened to change U.S. libel law to crack down on news organizations that publish information he finds objectionable. But could he […]
March 31, 2017

Newtown tries—and so far, fails—to get Trump to acknowledge Sandy Hook massacre

Rain soaked stuffed animals and flowers are seen at a roadside memorial before a moment of silence in Sandy Hook village December 21, 2012 in […]
March 31, 2017

Charting the Zombie Apocalypse: how data visualization can add drama to news stories

Tobias Sturt of the Design consultancy (and ex Guardian) shows how data and bar charts can be used to dramatise a story. He gives the […]
March 31, 2017

Journalism and Silicon Valley: The balance of power

What will journalism look like in five years? Print ads continue to decline, stripping newsrooms of their most robust revenue source. Much of the activity […]
March 31, 2017

Does Rex Tillerson look his underlings in the eye? The Washington Post and the Associated Press don’t agree

“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground,” said Teddy Roosevelt. If the Washington Post is to be believed, Rex Tillerson […]
March 31, 2017

Judge admits she had no power to exclude journalist after Press Association challenge

A District Judge who banned a Press Association from a Youth Court hearing has admitted that she had no power to do so. District Judge […]
March 31, 2017

The decline of local journalism is a far greater threat to media plurality than Rupert Murdoch

Many politicians are acutely concerned about the effect on media plurality of Rupert Murdoch buying the 61 per cent of Sky that his company does […]
March 31, 2017

‘Conveyor belt of killing’: Covering Arkansas’ rush of executions

Josh Rushing, via Flickr NEXT MONTH, THE STATE OF ARKANSAS will execute eight men in just 11 days—a staggering pace that has left death penalty experts […]
March 31, 2017

‘Greed’ of major publishers partly to blame for ‘hollowing out’ of UK local news media industry, Parliament told

The “hollowing out” of the local news industry has been partly down to “too much money being taken out of local newspapers”, the culture minister […]
March 31, 2017

Tip: Remember this advice for understanding the origin of data used in your reporting

Credit: image from Pixabay Journalists can no longer escape the fact that they are constantly dealing with data, yet it is important to figure out […]
March 31, 2017

BBC World Service journalists are using a tool called Stitch to speed up social video production

Credit: Screenshot of Stitch from BBC News Labs Over the past five months, the BBC has been rolling out a tool called Stitch to World […]
March 31, 2017

How Facebook and other platform companies promote bad journalism — and what to do about it

Facebook and others platform companies publishing news are forces for bad journalism not good, despite some well-intended efforts lately to help media companies. That’s the […]
March 31, 2017

Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre was only person offered dinner at Downing Street in last quarter of 2016

Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre was the only person invited for an official dinner at Number Ten by Prime Minister Theresa May in the last […]