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Global Intelligence for the Digital Transition


Reddit tests live-reporting tool

Reddit is testing a new feature that allows users to create and update live blogs about breaking news events such as the recent uprising in Ukraine or the war in Syria — a move that could be a valuable addition to the cause of “open-source…

//February 27 / 2014 //read more

Investigative Reporting on the Rise

The internet is enabling collaboration between activists, hackers and journalists on an unprecedented scale. Watch a documentary film series …

//January 8 / 2014 //read more

The Best of Days and the Worst of Days: Journalism in the Digital Age

Nepal’s Center for Investigative Journalism hosts publishers to discuss the threats and opportunities in “Doing Digital”.

//December 30 / 2013 //read more

How to build audience and revenue using events

Research in the US has found that some digital news start-ups are earning up to 20 percent of their revenue from events, and we speak to US journalism professor Jake Batsell, author of the research, on how to decide whether events are…

//July 31 / 2013 //read more

Global Editors Network News Summit: Remaking the newsroom

The Global Editors Network News Summit is one of Doug Arellanes’ favourite tech-journalism conferences of the year because it is the best place to find out about cutting edge digital media topics in an easily accessible way. This year, the…

//July 4 / 2013 //read more

Hacked news organisations help you spot the next attack

Hacktivists have been on a roll, taking over the Twitter and WordPress accounts at a number of high profile news organisations recently. In the best tradition of journalistic transparency, two victims have shared the lessons they have…

//June 3 / 2013 //read more

Developing new revenue streams to support investigative journalism

News organisations are developing new models to support the important work of long-form, investigative journalism. Paid content, partnerships and multi-platform publishing are just a few of the ways that news groups are finding success in…

//April 29 / 2013 //read more

Making the business case for data journalism

Data journalism is evolving quickly beyond its roots as a way to analyse numbers and create charts into entirely new ways to tell stories incorporating images, video and text. The results are impressive but the process can seem daunting.…

//March 15 / 2013 //read more

Lessons on sustainability from global study of news start-ups

A look at 69 journalism start-ups in 10 countries found numerous models for building sustainable digital journalism companies. However, they look little like the media companies of old, but how these start-ups mix revenue streams to reach…

//January 25 / 2013 //read more

El Faro: Using the best of new and traditional media to give Salvadorans a voice

News website El Faro in El Salvador partnered with an ad agency to create a highly successful multi-platform campaign. Using the website, Twitter, radio, TV, billboards and print, they provided a way for local people to tell politicians…

//January 18 / 2013 //read more