Ten Practical Tips for Covering Development
By definition, development stories are big news in developing countries. The problem is media reports are typically just government announcements of infrastructure development – roads, bridges, hospitals, etc. – and official claims that lives will improve. Those articles turn off the reading and viewing public, and that has some editors pulling their staffs off this important coverage.
Here are 10 tips for covering development from Edem Djokotoe,...
Integrando el Periodismo de Datos en las Salas de Redacción
Este informe tiene como objetivo crear una instantánea de la estructura, el proceso, los incentivos y los recursos detrás de los equipos establecidos de periodismo de datos en siete importantes medios de comunicación de Estados Unidos, Gran Bretaña y Latinoamérica. El objetivo: identificar los elementos comunes que son esenciales para que los equipos de periodismo de datos puedan trabajar con eficacia en las salas de redacción.
Integrating Data Journalism into Newsrooms
This report aims to create a snapshot of the structure, process, incentives and resources behind well-established data-journalism teams at six major U.S. and British media outlets and one Latin American newspaper. The goal: to identify the common threads that are essential for data-journalism teams to work effectively in newsrooms.
Ten Tips for Managing the Migration to Digital Television
Knight Fellow Meredith Beal has written a manual to help African television owners make the transition from analog to digital television. The manual, based on workshops organized with assistance from FCC trainers facilitated by the United States Telecommunications Training Institute and interviews with television station owners in countries which have already migrated, was released at this year's African Media Leaders Forum in...
Fighting Words: How Arab and American Journalists Can Break Through to Better Coverage
This manual is an outgrowth of a 2005 conference of two dozen Arab and American journalists who gathered to talk about how they cover each other's worlds, with the goal of improving coverage on both sides. Topics included the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, stereotyping, religion, patriotism, loaded words, pressure from government and business, and the barriers journalists face to good coverage.
Free and Fair: A Journalist's Guide to Improved Election Reporting in Ghana
Alison Bethel, the Knight International Journalism Fellow in Ghana, has published “Free & Fair: A Journalist’s Guide to Improved Election Reporting in Ghana.” The guide is designed to give journalists in emerging democracies a deeper understanding of media’s role in elections and the need for impartial coverage.
Follow the Money: A Guide to Tracking Corruption
Knight Fellow Paul Radu created a digital handbook designed to help investigative journalists track corruption across borders. The handbook provides an array of tools for investigative journalists that will help them give the public a better understanding of regional and global criminal networks. The manual includes techniques in cross-border investigative journalism and lists of websites and databases with information about commercial enterprises worldwide.