8 reasons why journalists should use data to improve their stories

ICFJ Knight Fellow Catherine Gicheru recently spoke with a group of journalism students in Nairobi about using data to improve news stories. Gicheru, an award-winning investigative journalist and former editor of Kenya’s fastest growing newspaper, The Star, is leading efforts to expand the use of data by Kenyan newsrooms. Here are a few tips and insights […]

Google Recruiting Web Stars, Hulu for Virtual Reality Push

 Google will help promote projects from Hulu LLC and fund the production of 360-degree videos with YouTube stars like the Dolan twins and Justine Ezarik, said the people, who asked not to be identified discussing private deals. The division of Alphabet Inc. has also partnered with video-game producers and sports leagues to boost its biggest […]

Peter Fray: The future of journalism rests on entrepreneurship

  One of Australia’s most experienced and innovative media professionals, Peter Fray, has deep experience in transition within legacy news organisations. As a 2016 Tow-Knight entrepreneurial fellow, he has fully embraced the practice of entrepreneurial journalism and now passes it on to a new generation of journalists at the University of Technology in Sydney, where he is professor of journalism practice. In a […]

What entrepreneurial journalism can do for legacy newsrooms

  Many journalists have left traditional news organisations to venture into the world of entrepreneurial journalism and set up their own media businesses. And, while it’s easier to start from scratch, entrepreneurship has a important role to play within traditional newsrooms too – it helps setting up much-needed systems and processes to better adapt to what our audience […]

Uluru drone footage reveals never-before-seen views

  The 550m-year-old Australian sandstone monolith can be seen from a new perspective captured by the first drone to operate under permit inside Uluru-Kata Tjuta national park. In October it will be 31 years since land title for the rock was returned to the Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara people – the Anangu https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/video/2016/aug/29/uluru-drone-footage-reveals-never-before-seen-views-video