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Media products created in the newsroom should solve problems

Media products created in the newsroom should solve problems

Legacy media companies are investing in creating products and applications, which will leverage user experience. This goal, however, can be achieved “only when content and form work together,” said Aron Pilhofer, interim Chief Digital Officer at Guardian News & Media. Pilhofer, who oversees a team of visual, interactive and data journalists, thinks that media product development begins...
Refugee crisis: telling powerful stories through photos

Refugee crisis: telling powerful stories through photos

With thousands of refugees and migrants stranded in Greece after the closing of the borders along the Balkan migration route, journalists and photojournalists keep telling compelling stories of devastation, survival, resistance and hope. Aris Messinis, the chief photographer of the Agence France Presse (AFP) in Athens, said he has been documenting this “tragedy” for almost a...
Using data to tell better stories

Using data to tell better stories

Three investigative journalists shared with the IJF16’s audience their professional joys and challenges of working with big data. Crofton Black and Abigail Fielding-Smith, respectively investigator and reporter at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, used their work to highlight some practical problems of looking for useful information in massive public databases. Megan Lucero, data journalism editor of The Times, stressed...