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With digital applications changing as fast as the news cycle, journalists are working harder than ever to think on their feet and adapt quickly to new technologies with a clearer understanding of what’s working for others and what’s not. This section showcases “real time” examples of how others are using technology to enhance their work. Recommend technology that is advancing your work or let us know of a technology you think others might want to avoid and why.

The Economist Future of News Series

The Economist presents a rich bundle of perspective on the business of news past, future and present.

NTEN and M+R Strategic Services Annual Benchmark Study

See how 34+ earth-friendly nonprofits stack up: A free report offers a compendium of tactics and results.

The Seattle Times: News Partner Network

The Seattle Times forges partnerships with community sites to provide readers comprehensive coverage enriched with local flavor.

RJI Mobile Journalism Reporting Tools Guide

2011 RJI Fellow Will Sullivan offers 13 categories of tools — from hardware to apps and web services — to launch your mobile reporting career.

Knight News Innovation Laboratory at Northwestern University

Northwestern University and the Knight Foundation team up to accelerate local news innovation with the Knight News Innovation Lab in Chicago.

Twitter’s Official Page for Journalists

Twitter served fresh daily: “Resources to help you and your organization at every step of the reporting and publishing process.”

Analysis Exchange

What’s not to love? Web analytics strategy and site metrics assessment for the public good!


A collection of tools for Web scraping, data mining and visualization.

Tableau Public

A free service to create and publish interactive data visualizations to the web. You don’t need to be a programmer or hire one – no language to learn, no Flash, no plug-ins and no API.

Seattle Newsdex

Understanding the degree of engagement each news or media channel has with its audience provides an important strategy for news producers to better evaluate their impact with unique audiences — as well as their value to advertisers.
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