- How one Mexican data team uncovered the story of 4,000 missing women. The data journalism team explain how they gathered the data and presented the information not as numbers but as people.
- ProPublica is helping other news orgs do formal reporting on the Red Cross (FOIA requests and all). “We wanted this to be a frictionless transaction. We don’t require cross-promotion.”
- When journalists are killed, prosecutions are rare. At least 1,195 journalists have been killed because of their work since 1992, including several this month. In those identified as murders, prosecutions have occurred in only 13 percent of the cases.
- eldiario.es explains why a human rights section is worthy:
“If your business model as a digital newspaper is based only on pageviews and ad impressions, there is no much room for specialized information which is not connected to the mainstream debate along the news cycles. But if your model is community-based, if you have economic support from committed readers who positively evaluate what you are publishing, then it is possible and rewarding to have other possibilities.”
- More than 6,000 people are talking to Politibot about the upcoming elections in Spain. “It’s an interesting channel to interact with your audience, particularly useful for when you have a very committed group of people who are interested in a topic,” said eduardosuarez.
- Google created a VR dataviz on Brexit. Their data editor Simon Rogers shares what they learned.
- In 60 days, drone journalism will be legally possible in any U.S. newsroom. “There are still challenges, and we haven’t even talked about state and local laws that have been piling up while the FAA lumbered toward today. But the future of drones in journalism is much brighter today than it has ever been,” wrote Matt Waite.
- Facebook plays favorites with publishers. A small group of high-profile publishers have the equivalent of a platform black card: they’re called on to help create and test new features and are first to launch them, giving them more time to test and learn. Three indisputable platform darlings are The New York Times, CNN and BuzzFeed.
- “Medium’s team did everything”. Nieman Lab explains how 5 publishers transitioned their sites to Medium.
- Online publishers are finding a new way to extract value from freeloading readers: getting their email address. “It’s saying, ‘If you’re not going to look at ads, then give us a data point that identifies you as a specific individual and we’ll be able to track you in a specific way.’”
International Journalism Festival is the biggest annual media event in Europe. It’s an open invitation to interact with the best of world journalism. All sessions are free entry for all attendees, all venues are situated in the stunning setting of the historic town centre of Perugia.