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Issue #82 | 2018-06-27
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This week's newsletter has a few themes: The first is data journalism and visualisation, the second is getting readers to support our journalism, and the third is collaboration between newsrooms, with readers and with NGOs.

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How data journalism is evolving in Brazil

Data journalism in Brazil has been growing steadily since the Access to Information Act came into force in 2012 and the community of journalists, programmers, and hacktivists is now counted in the hundreds.



 

2018 data visualisation survey results are out

The results of Elijah Meeks' annual data visualisation survey are out and as usual the data is available in full to anyone who wants to dig through it.
 

Instead of abandoning print, the MIT Technology Review is growing its print product

The publication recently rebranded its print edition from just a collection of articles, into a product that doesn’t simply republish content that was posted online, but has its own attitude and way of telling stories.
 

BBC shares data with regional publishers to boost local news coverage

The broadcaster brings together over 700 regional media outlets and helps them use data to tell local democracy stories.
 

How Vogue diversified away from Facebook

Despite a decline in Facebook traffic, the glossy has grown unique visitors by focusing on search, newsletters and Instagram.
 

How brands are using Instagram’s new long-form video feature, IGTV

Instagram's new IGTV video platform has attracted a number of big players and while some are repurposing existing video, others are diving in with IGTV-specific formats.
 

Launching a membership program for your journalism? Ask for more, more often

According to a new study, people who value journalism and appreciate the content that an individual news organization is producing are very willing to help support it financially — if they understand why that news organization needs their financial support.
   

The ethics, challenges, and best practices of machine learning in journalism

Peter Aldhous of BuzzFeed News and Simon Rogers of the Google News Initiative discuss the power and use of machine learning in journalism.



 

Front Pages Without Males: picturing the news without stories about men

Front Pages Without Males is an Instagram page showing what the front (digital) pages of Australia’s media look like after erasing stories about men. The account includes major media outlets such as The Guardian, The Age, and the ABC. 
 

The public newsroom, why you should start one, and how to do it

It's all about engaging with readers, because they have as much of an interest in news coverage as journalists do. 
 

The three types of bias that explain all the fake news and other junk in your news feed

Indiana University researchers have identified three types of bias that make the social media ecosystem vulnerable to both intentional and accidental misinformation. 
 

How and why journalists should collaborate with NGOs

Journalism funded by interest organizations is still something of a gray zone, but the question on the table is no longer whether, but rather how investigative reporters can collaborate with NGOs, says Martin Lee Hunter.

 

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Until next week,
Alastair
@alastairotter
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