Media Hack Original

Data Viz: What happens when countries rely on coal to grow their economies?

Laura Grant and I have just finished a brand new data and visualisation project on the effect coal has on carbon emissions in Bric countries. The data part was all the work of Laura while I spent a lot of time scratching my head of D3.js code (I'm still no expert but I learned a lot).
23 Feb, 2016
Media Hack Original

DataViz: Matric 2015 pass rate comparison

As part of another, bigger, project I was playing around with some ideas in d3.js and created this simple comparison between the provincial pass rates for Matric 2015 and the national pass average. The blue circle is set to equal 100%, no matter how many students there were in each province. The red circle reflects the pass rate for each province as a percentage.
3 Feb, 2016
Nieman Lab

How a free email newsletter turned a computer programmer into a Newsweek columnist

Rusty Foster’s Today in Tabs may be heavy on snark, but it also stands at the intersection of some important trends — the retro intimacy of email, the dance of new and old media, and the next wave of aggregation.
16 Jan, 2016
NPR

What NPR learned about social media journalism in 2015

NPR’s social media desk looks back at 2015 and shares some of the many lessons it learned over the course of the year. Put some time aside for this because this is a pretty detailed list of lessons.
15 Jan, 2016
Wallpapering Fog

Six tricks to make your data visualisations look better

Whatever software you’re using, there’s simply no excuse for accepting the defaults and not trying to make your charts look more professional. But where do you start? It’s easy to look at great design and agree that it’s great, but when you’re looking at an Excel default, inspiration is much harder to come by. What do […]
15 Jan, 2016
Observer

The Death of ‘Huffpost Live’: How to Fail at Video

HuffPost Live is dead. With its eight-hour-a-day streaming network, Huffington Post tried to do what every media company out there is scrambling to figure out: video. But, like too many of its desperate peers, HuffPo did exactly the wrong thing: It aped television news—worse, cable news. Oh, yes, the hosts were hip, the outfits ironic, the […]
14 Jan, 2016
Reuters Institute

Reuters Institute’s Media, Journalism and Technology Predictions for 2016

This year’s key developments will centre on online video, mobile apps and further moves towards distributed content. Mounting problems around online display advertising will lead to a burst of innovation around journalism business models.
14 Jan, 2016
DigiDay

Can ‘slow journalism’ work? Delayed Gratification is finding out

Delayed Gratification takes its inspiration from the Slow Food movement, which is about promoting sustainable and high quality produce over mass food production. The idea is to put a new spin on topics that have already been extensively covered by the mainstream media through contextual analysis, along with original reporting, and charge £36 a year for it.
14 Jan, 2016
ONA Issues

The Journalist’s Learn To Code Resource Guide

Whether you think that journalists would be better off learning a little code or not, this list of learning resources for journalists (and other mere mortals) is fantastically comprehensive.
14 Jan, 2016
Journalism.co.uk

AP experiments with live streams as appetite for video grows

The amount of live video output produced by The Associated Press (AP) increased by 25 per cent last year, to 2,073 live stories and events covered between October and December, compared to 1,605 during the same period in 2014.
14 Jan, 2016
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