Issue #83 | 2018-07-04
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The first newsletter of July and it's pretty heavy on the tips & tools front. Though there's also some good stuff on bots, BuzzFeed's growing international investigations, drone lessons, and newsroom collaboration

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Behind the scenes with BuzzFeed's growing investigative team

Most often associated with viral content, BuzzFeed also has a team of 20 international journalists working on in-depth investigations that are proving popular with readers. 

How The New York Times is growing its audience outside the US faster than at home

By some measures The Times has more Canadian subscribers than any Canadian news publisher, and its Australian audience is now its fastest-growing audience.

Meet the open-source Twitter bot that can help you track stories in your beat

Track the News is a script that powers the @FOIAfeed Twitter account. Now anyone can use the script to monitor areas of their own interest. 

Report: The relationship between platforms and publishers

Speaking at the GEN Summit, Emily Bell of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism revealed the findings of a two-year study into the relationship between technology platforms and publishers.


Five lessons learned about the drone part of drone journalism

The Missouri Drone Journalism Program has flown more than 450 sorties since December and their drones have spent more than 38 hours in the air. These are some of their top lessons learned.

Collaboration: How ProPublica launched a multi-newsroom project to find immigrant children

Nine newsrooms have joined forces to track thousands of immigrant children in four different countries. 

Trends: Why voice is too big for media companies to ignore

Consumers are increasingly using voice-driven services on smartphones and smart speakers, which is changing the way content is sought out and consumed. 

Tips & Tools

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