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Crowdsourcing journalism has come a long way, can go even farther

11/29/2015 | by: Michele McLellan

A new study finds that successful crowdsourcing efforts are “high-touch, labor-intensive efforts” that can pay off in high levels of engagement.

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Social networks outdo search engines as the go-to resource for big news stories

11/28/2015 | by: Nancy Yoshihara

Social media traffic from Facebook and Twitter exceeded referrals from search engines for top news stories in 2015, according to a new analysis by, which tracks data for publishers.   

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‘Get Outside Toolkit’ helps residents explore their cities


It was a recent winter in St. Paul, Minn., when Jennifer Strahan was trying to find a place to take her then-4-year-old daughter to play. Strahan said it took her a half-hour to navigate websites and dive into PDFs to find the right information about which specific parks and recreation centers had indoor spaces and were open.

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Periscope Community Summit

January 14, 2016 - January 17, 2016

Scopers from all over the world will gather at the San Francisco summit to celebrate and share knowledge about community, social and live streaming.

January 15 deadline for 2016 California Health Journalism Fellowship

Fri, January 15, 2016 5:00 pm

The deadline for applications is January 15 for the March 6-10 fellowship, presented by the Center for Health Journalism at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. The seminar will be taught by prize-winning journalists, community health leaders, policy analysts and health care experts.

IRE Computer Assisted Reporting, March 10-13

March 10, 2016 - March 13, 2016

Join IRE and NICAR in Denver for the annual conference devoted to data journalism at the Denver Marriott City Center. 

SXSW Interactive Festival, March 11-15

March 11, 2016 - March 14, 2016

The 23rd annual SXSW Interactive Festival returns to Austin from Friday, March 11 through Tuesday, March 15.

Sunshine Week, March 13-19

March 13, 2016 - March 18, 2016

Join us in the annual nationwide celebration of access to public information and what it means for you and your community. Open government is good government.

ONA-Poynter present Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media

Mon, May 2, 2016 8:00 am

The interactive, five-day program for 28 U.S.-based participants will focus on critical leadership skills specific to digital media for the industry’s next generation of women leaders. The tuituion-free program will be held at Poynter’s campus in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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Training Spotlight

Leading Your Organization and Engaging Your Community in a Networked, Digital World (Santa Fe, N.M.)

Knight Digital Media Center presented a unique workshop for foundation leaders at Philanthropy Southwest in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on October 22. Participants learned about the latest trends in digital and social media engagement.

[Archived Webinar, Oct. 2015] Digital Leads: 10 Keys to Newsroom Transformation

Learn about a proven process for transforming traditional, print-focused newsrooms into multiplatform news providers.