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Stop being a snob: 10 ways hyperlocal media is contributing to UK journalism

In a guest post, Damian Radcliffe says that hyperlocal sites are being held back by regional newspaper snobbery, while he gives 10 reasons why hyperlocal should be recognised as a valuable part of …

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September 2022 – Online Journalism Blog

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I made a bunch of tools to make journalists’ lives easier. Here are my 5 favourites

Image by Sean MacEntee. CC BY 2.0 license Tara Calishain used JavaScript to create a collection of tools that save time for journalists conducting research. In a special guest post for OJB, she exp…

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Journalism *is* curation: tips on curation tools and techniques

Curation is a relatively new term in journalism, but the practice is as old as journalism itself. Every act of journalism is an act of curation: think of how a news report or feature selects and co…

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1000 things I’ve learned about blogging

To mark 1000 posts on this blog, I thought I’d reflect on what I’ve learned since post #1. UPDATE: Now available in German, Spanish, Hebrew, and Portuguese. UPDATE 2: I’ll be post…

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Data journalism’s AI opportunity: the 3 different types of machine learning & how they have already been used

This week I’m rounding off the first semester of classes on the new MA in Data Journalism with a session on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. Machine learning is a subset of …

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August 2022 – Online Journalism Blog

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VIDEO: Transmedia journalism

Transmedia storytelling is the process of telling a story across multiple platforms. Henry Jenkins coined the term when he noticed how different stories from a single ‘story world’ were being distr…

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Model for the 21st century newsroom pt.6: new journalists for new information flows

Information is changing. The news industry was born in a time of information scarcity – and any understanding of the laws of supply and demand will tell you that that made information valuabl…

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Serial: all good journalism is voyeurism – and bad journalism too (but it’s still journalism)

After reporting on online journalism for some time you tire quickly of people saying “this is not journalism”. On Tuesday Brian C. Jones leveled this accusation at the podcast sensation…