January 21, 2021

Toronto Star Releases Digital Archive of Articles Written by Ernest Hemingway For the Newspaper (1920-1924)

Ernest Hemingway was a columnist for the Toronto Star from 1920-1924 where he wrote 191 stories. More than 70 of them are currently accessible via the digital archive (free). A newsprint version of the material is also available for sale. Direct to “The Hemingway Papers” Digital Archive The legendary writer’s reporting from the Toronto Star […]

New Reference Publication Now Available: The Data Journalism Handbook

The web version (free) of The Data Journalism Handbook was released today. An ebook and a print version will be available soon from O’Reilly Media. Web Version: Direct to Full Text From an Introductory Blog Post: The handbook is a free, open source reference book for anyone interested in the emerging field of data journalism. […]

Journalism: Reference Tools: The TON Pitch Database

From The Open Notebook (The Story Behind the Best Science Stories) To tell a compelling story to readers, you first need to sell it to an editor. This database contains dozens of successful feature pitches to a wide range of publications, each with a link to the corresponding published story, and many with additional annotations […]

Knight Center Digital Library Releases Spanish Language Guides for Online Journalism and Social Media Ethics

From the Knight Center: The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas has released two digital books in Spanish, “Ethical Guidelines for Online Journalism,” originally published in English by the Poynter Institute, and “10 Best Practices for Social Media,” by James Hohmann and the American Society of News Editors. The Spanish versions were translated and […]

Report From Paper to Persona — Managing Privacy and Information Overload; Sustaining Journalism in the Attention Age

From Paper to Persona — Managing Privacy and Information Overload; Sustaining Journalism in the Attention Age by Bill Densmore, Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (University of Missouri School of Journalism) “From Paper to Persona: Managing Privacy and Information Overload; Sustaining Journalism in an Attention Age,” explains how a new public-benefit collaboration could help slow the […]

Story-Based Inquiry: A Manual for Investigative Journalists (New Full Text Book From UNESCO, Free)

Direct to Download Full Text Book (Free): Story-Based Inquiry: A Manual for Investigative Journalists by Mark Lee Hunter This manual provides a guide to basic methods and techniques of investigative journalism, and it consciously fills a gap in the literature of the profession. The majority of investigative manuals devote a lot of space to the […]

New Guide From Twitter Now Online: "Twitter For Newsrooms"

Not much here for seasoned users but this guide will be very helpful in getting new users  (journalists and just about everyone else) familiar with Twitter has to offer. Direct to Twitter For Newsrooms (#TfN) The Guide Begins By Stating: We want to make our tools easier to use so you can focus on your […]

Research: Online Media: The Use and Affect of Hypertext Links in Online News Stories

Research that will be of interest to all info pros and educators. Make sure to review the material on the ExplainMyNews.org web site. From The Diamondback (U. of Maryland): In his second study of online media, journalism professor Ronald Yaros explored the way links in online articles affected readers’ enjoyment and understanding of a story. […]