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With digital applications changing as fast as the news cycle, journalists are working harder than ever to think on their feet and adapt quickly to new technologies with a clearer understanding of what’s working for others and what’s not. This section showcases “real time” examples of how others are using technology to enhance their work. Recommend technology that is advancing your work or let us know of a technology you think others might want to avoid and why.

Newsonomics: How the emerging business of digital news shapes what we read and know

In the “age of Darwinian content” media analyst Ken Doctor probes the economics of journalism with insights so sharp Nieman and others cite his writing and source his findings.

Investigative Reporters and Editors

Established in 1975, IRE is a dedicated professional organization for reporters, offering 1000s of reporting tip sheets, tools and training to help you deliver great investigative journalism.

Nieman Journalism Lab

With warp drive analysis and reporting, Nieman Lab beams readers to the cyber-edge of journalism, probing technologies, techniques and philosophies of innovators navigating the digital frontier.

Report: Mapping Digital Media – United States

An examination of “the global opportunities and risks created by the transition from traditional to digital media” - and the potential impact on democracy.

The Sunlight Foundation

“Committed to improving access to government information” the Sunlight Foundation invests in innovative apps & tools, providing new ways for media to apply deep political research.

National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership

“Democratizing information,” NNIP collaborates with the Urban Institute in service of 35 local partners across the nation delivering critical public data and visualization tools to help neighborhoods thrive.

Digital Media Law Project

Hosted by Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, DMLP works at the “intersection of law and journalism on the Internet.” A legal resource to help advance public interest journalism.


A powerful crowdsourcing tool, SeeClickFix documents issues that “become the seeds for news stories, investigative reports, and citizen advocacy pieces.” Check out their text and map widget!

Knight Digital Media Center

Bridging the digital divide with new media techniques to deliver content products to market, KDMC offers fellowships, access to experience and expertise.

Columbia Journalism Review (CJR)

Chronicling journalism for half a century, the CJR outs trends and offers analysis from a wide range of experts on the evolving, expanding field of journalism.
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