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Recent Blog Posts:

More contextualization and fact checking of politicians helps improve election coverage

During election season, political coverage takes on a central role in society and journalists come under pressure to improve news gathering. In the run up to the presidential election in the United States, fact checking of political speeches has become a growing trend.

This new approach is attributed in part to online media since the quantity of information available and the number of sources facilitates the correction of errors and lies in candidate speeches. Read more »


Brazilian journalists recommend useful tools for investigative reporting with data

In the making of investigative reports, journalists need to work with different sources, codes, and data of varying formats. Online, there are tools available for creating and manipulating databases, but the question is knowing which are the most useful for investigative journalism. The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas asked this question to four Brazilian reporters. Read more »


Unraveling data scraping: Understanding how to scrape data can facilitate journalists' work

Ever heard of "data scraping?" The term may seem new, but programmers have been using this technique for quite a while, and now it is attracting the attention of journalists who need to access and organize data for investigative reporting. Read more »


How to write for digital media: Techniques for web writing

Online news consumption is becoming important around the world as audiences and investments grow exponentially. In the United States, digital media advertising revenue is increasing while traditional media revenues are decreasing, and in Brazil, online advertising revenue is expected to surpass print in 2015. Read more »


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