Knowledge Bridge

Global Intelligence for the Digital Transition

Using smartphones for multimedia reporting

The smartphone revolution is radically changing the ways that news is delivered, but it is also giving journalists new opportunities to report. We take the first of many looks at tools, techniques and tips from journalists on how to get…

//June 15 / 2012 //read more

Dutch local news project finds clues to sustainability

Many local digital news projects have been launched in North America and western Europe in the past decade, but few have been successful. Dichtbij, a network of community sites in the Netherlands, is finding success where others have…

//June 8 / 2012 //read more

Africa’s mobile revolution: Tapping into eye witness reports

The mobile revolution has remade journalism, putting cameras and a means to post those pictures instantaneously to the internet in the hands of billions. One African journalist witnessed this revolution in media first hand after a bomb…

//May 31 / 2012 //read more

Circulation strategy needed before “forced march” to digital

A US newspaper analyst has criticised a move by Newhouse Newspapers to cut publication of several papers from daily to three times a week as “shock therapy” and questions whether the group is really ready for the digital transformation it…

//May 24 / 2012 //read more

Data journalism: Tools, examples and techniques

Data journalism is one of the hottest topics in journalism right now, and Knowledge Bridge editor Kevin Anderson has just given a talk about this emerging trend and how it can help news organisations find new stories using publicly…

//May 18 / 2012 //read more

“The irrational imitation of the online news industry”

Reuters Institute fellow Rasmus Kleis Nielsen has a stark warning for digital journalism start-ups: You can’t survive on advertising alone. Digital ad markets are too small – you have to diversify the money mix.

//May 10 / 2012 //read more