The News Quality Scoring Project: Surfacing Great Journalism From The Web

Knight Prototype Fund Projects

The NQS project I started at Stanford this year is part of a series of new initiatives aimed at tackling misinformation.

How can we offer millennials more engaging ways to consume international news in Japan?

Umbrella Revolution

The smell was getting stronger and I couldn’t open my eyes. I heard someone screaming. “Help me, Help me…”

What´s the purpose of journalism? Impact. Three lessons on how to measure it.

New York City

Reach is still the main incentive in newsrooms: clicks, print run, the market share. Let´s be honest. Focusing on nothing but reach is not only one sided, it’s also misleading.

For Local Audio News, No More Free Rides

Sound Effect Podcast

We’re now asking listeners to do something they’ve never had to do before: seek out, and pay for, local audio news as a stand-alone product.

Welcome to Portable Journalism

Portable Journalism

The relationship between newsrooms and freelance journalists is in trouble. On one side are the newsrooms, which continue to lay off staff and shrink budgets. On the other side are the new journalists, bored of working full-time in a traditional medium.

Rural newsrooms don’t have to struggle in solitude

Hike

Newspaper closures and consolidation over the past 15 years have created “news deserts” where there are inadequate journalism resources to properly cover local governments. The trend threatens the bond between news organizations and their communities.

California leads. Its media should, too.

California Republic

If California is a virtual nation-state, where is its national media outlet?

Empathy is at the core of good design

Design Thinking

Empathy should also be at the core of good journalism

Not Gonna Lie, I’m Kinda Scared.

Mighty Woman

As I wrap an amazing year as a JSK Fellow at Stanford, I find myself thinking again and again of one of my favorite “you got this” anthems, Lily Allen’s Sheezus.

Closing the gender gap in journalism

Gender Gap

There’s lots of evidence that gender disparities in news organizations persist across media, including print, broadcast, Internet and wires.

The toll of online ads

Ad free graph

The problem, as I saw it, is that online advertising takes a greater toll on our lives than it generates in ad revenue for publishers. And everything I’ve researched this past year has confirmed that to be true.

What happens when English language learners meet English language podcasts?

Leap

News podcasts and English language learners don’t seem to talk to each other often. They don’t hang out in the same places, and so it’s unlikely they would date but if they did, they’d create sparks.

Exploring Collaborative Journalism

Badges

I wanted to talk to as many people as possible who were interested in collaboration or already doing collaborative projects. I want to know what’s working, what’s not and what needs to be better.

Will Alexa Destroy Us?

Flash Briefing

How your radio newsroom should think about smart speakers and digital assistants, and how two non-developers built a product on one

Saying ¡Gracias! for an unforgettable year as a JSK affiliate

Año Nuevo

How did I manage to saunter into a class on the unbelievably beautiful Stanford campus, with its towering palm trees and carved sandstone edifices, and get to take part, even though my undergrad days are well in the rearview mirror?

Sixty days to move

Window view

When the chance of a lifetime, getting a Stanford fellowship, also means uprooting your life, moving two kids and a house across country.

Zombie movies are a parable for collaborative journalism

Dark scene

Things are getting bad and not all of us are going to make it out alive.

Photography: The day Beyoncé entered the Influencer economy

Beyonce introduces Blue Ivy to the world in this picture released on Tumblr in 2012.

Beyoncé shook up the economy of celebrity photography by cutting off intermediaries and going directly to her audience, thus creating a new model.

Getting Even

Megaphone

Men and women should get mad. And then get even — as in even pay, opportunity and success.

Beyond Journalism +Computation

Timeline

How can we produce high quality journalism, and reduce costs, with less income (subscription fees and advertising revenue), and fewer talented people? Because of this serious and contradictory situation, a computational approach is being aggressively pursued.

Quality for news is mostly about solving the reputation issue

News signals

Working on a quality score for publishers and authors is an effective way to mine quality from the web — and to fight fake news. To do this, we need to find, combine and weight the right “signals”.