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Make FOIA Work: Participatory Design Field Guide

Can journalists employ Freedom of Information Act requests to meaningfully engage communities in dialogue about issues that matter to them? How might FOIA, data, and information...

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Expert Investigative Journalism Advice with John Carreyrou

  • John Carreyrou
  • Moderated by Shazna Nessa

In one of the biggest news stories of the year, Wall Street Journal reporter John Carreyrou exposed fraud by the founder of Theranos, a startup promising rapid blood testing and...

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Strategies for Dealing With An Incoherent National Gun Conversation

  • Akoto Ofori-Atta
  • Lori Shontz
  • March for Our Lives
  • Moderated by Versha Sharma

Our national conversation on gun culture is an ever-shifting kaleidoscope touching on suicide, handgun violence and mass shootings. By sharing their perspectives on what we get...

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J-School Supplemental: Statistics and Research Methods

  • Alex Curry
  • Emily Van Duyn

Regardless of where you went to school and when, we all have gaps in our formal education. In a fast-changing digital media world, those blind spots can be real disservice. This...

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Reddit: Bringing the Front Page of the Internet Into Your Newsroom

  • Gabriel Sands
  • Gene Park
  • Bobby Blanchard
  • Dominick DiFurio
  • Moderated by Anna Kim

No newsroom serious about connecting with its readers can afford to overlook the front page of the internet. Users host conversations on nearly every imaginable topic, creating a...

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Closed Networks are Revolutionary for Oppressed People and Reporters Covering Them

  • Thalia Beaty
  • Kevin Nguyen
  • Layla Mashkoor
  • Moderated by Rachel Glickhouse

Where social media is banned or monitored, closed networks and encrypted messengers like Telegram and WhatsApp allow activists and the journalists who cover them an avenue for...

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Journalism’s Poverty Problem

  • Emily Goligoski
  • Sarah Alvarez
  • Jay Hamilton
  • Moderated by Heather Bryant

Income inequality is surging, journalists can’t afford to do their work and the industry is desperate for paying customers. Yet these three strands of poverty in journalism are...

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Building Better Tools to Understand Voters and Their Choices

  • David Scott
  • Ashley Alvarado
  • Peter Beshai
  • Julia Haslanger

By using emerging technologies in public opinion polling, social listening and personalized research as well as innovative audience engagement strategies, journalists can move...

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Ten Secrets of Fast Writing and Powerful Storytelling

  • Roy Peter Clark
  • Mallary Tenore

In a digital age, the craft of writing has never been more important. Incubating narrative energy, modulating voice, building special emphasis and exporting short-form concepts...