What I learned about digital news archives

Digital Public Library of America Map

I interviewed dozens of historians, archivists, librarians, journalists and executives, who care about preserving the news, but no one has it quite figured out.

5 Tools to make government (or any) data attractive and engaging

Lope Gutiérrez-Ruiz

For my JSK Fellowship at Stanford I decided to work on a topic that has fascinated me for as long as I can remember: the future of cities.

Ads are killing the news industry; Facebook offers a way out

muckrock

News organizations should take a long hard look in the mirror and realize that they need to get out of a fast commodifying business and into one that will grow with them for years to come.

What’s so special about walking meetings?

walking-meeting

I stressed over that first walking meeting ... stuffing my jacket pockets with small bottles of juice, unsure if I was supposed to bring one for my host as well.

Falling in love with writing — all over again

Christina Passariello

The data I have is worthless if I can’t tie it to human experience. Characters and narrative are as central to fiction writing as to journalistic writing.

International JSK Fellows share their experiences, hopes

Jing Jiang, Anh Hoà Truong and Najia Ashar

The biggest challenge, I think, was the culture shock. Western culture is very different from Eastern culture. It took us time to understand some social conventions.