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The Coral Project’s Guide to Community Metrics

This article is taken from The Coral Project’s Community Guides for Journalism, a website filled with strategies and skills to use in your reporting. Before you make any changes in your community strategy, you need to decide how you’ll know if your changes are working. That’s where metrics come in — numbers that measure some […]

Source: The Coral Project’s Guide to Community Metrics

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The next wave of data journalism?

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In the first of three expanded extracts from a forthcoming book chapter on ‘The next wave of data journalism’ I outline some of the ways that data journalism is reinventing itself, and adapting for a world which is rapidly changing again. Where networked communications and processing power were key in the 2000s, automation and AI are becoming key in the decade to come. And just as data journalism raised the bar for journalism as a whole, the bar is about to be raised for data journalism itself.

Data journalism isn’t doing enough. Now into its second decade, the noughties-era technologies that it was built on – networked access to information and vastly improving visualisation capabilities – are now taken for granted, just as the ‘computer assisted’ part of its antecedent Computer Assisted Reporting was.

In just ten years data journalism has settled down…

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Start your meetings with a folk song — and other ideas from the community-driven, crowdfunded Danish news site Zetland » Nieman Journalism Lab

“If you are to create community based on transparency, you also have to create community within your organization.”

Source: Start your meetings with a folk song — and other ideas from the community-driven, crowdfunded Danish news site Zetland » Nieman Journalism Lab

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The Athletic, that local sports startup with no advertising, raises $5.4 million and scoops up Sports Illustrated’s former top editor » Nieman Journalism Lab

“The Athletic’s subscriber model allows us to focus entirely on high-quality written content. NO ads, NO auto-play videos, NO clickbait.”

Source: The Athletic, that local sports startup with no advertising, raises $5.4 million and scoops up Sports Illustrated’s former top editor » Nieman Journalism Lab