Issue #90 | 2018-08-29
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Where in the world can I study data journalism?

Data journalism may be a hot topic but training in these skills is still developing. Bahareh Heravi explores the state of data journalism education in this useful summary of a longer academic paper on the subject. 

There's no perfect transcription app, but Otter is getting there

Okay, I couldn't resist that headline, but also, Otter is getting some good reviews on the transcription front, so you might want to check it out.

Analytics: What makes a good metric?

Most people agree that the audience metrics used today are not all that good. But what exactly is wrong with them, and how can they be improved?

Q&A: Elisabeth Goodridge, Editorial Director of Newsletters at the New York Times

What makes for a good newsletter? Before Elisabeth Goodridge was put in charge of newsletters at NYT, no-one was really thinking about a newsletter strategy. Today the Times has more than 55 newsletters, many of which are proving hugely popular. 


Tips & Tools

Listen up

Ernst-Jan Pfauth, CEO of De Correspondent, talks innovation, crowdfunding, and creating for readers, not advertisers

De Correspondent is forging a new way to produce quality journalism and it's working. The publication now has more than 60,000 paying subscribers and is looking at international expansion. 

Tech & Data

How we built a database from thousands of police reports

The Star Tribune used standard tools such as Dropbox, Adobe Acrobat, Open Semantic, Airtable, R, and AWS to sexual assault cases in Minnesota.

Learning about mapping and GIS

In case you haven't already signed up, take a look at this new free course from the Knight Center on mapping for journalists.

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