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Don’t expect the Oculus Rift to have a huge impact on journalism just yet

The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset began shipping pre-ordered headsets yesterday, but Joseph Lichterman writes that we shouldn’t expect the Oculus Rift to have a big impact on journalism just yet. While the Oculus Rift is “a solid first step into mainstream VR,” the price point and computing power needed will limit its adoption: The […]

What to expect from Google AMP next: More interactive story forms and advertisements

In a Q&A with Nieman Lab’s Shan Wang, Google’s head of news Richard Gingras says in the coming versions of Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages, publishers can expect to see more interactive and creative story forms and advertisements. Gingras says Google has brought publishers into the development process with conversations about what publishers are looking for […]

How collaborating with scientists could help investigative reporting

At The Chicago Tribune, investigative reporters are collaborating with scientists to cover in-depth scientific and medical stories, a model that the Tribune’s Sam Roe writes could be replicated elsewhere. Instead of covering what the scientists were doing, the Tribune brought them into the reporting process, making the story an “important part of the scientific effort.” […]

New York Times’ Express team shows how much readers are in control of news now

The New York Times Express team is a product of a new reality in journalism, Margaret Sullivan writes: “The Times can no longer just decide, high on its mountaintop, what is news.” NYT senior editor Patrick LaForge says the Express team starts crafting stories when a topic starts gaining traction on social media, resulting in […]

4 easy-to-use storytelling tools for new journalists

While there’s a big focus in journalism on new tools for storytelling, Elite Truong writes that some journalism schools have been slow to start teaching students to tell stories in new ways. To that end, Truong offers her favorite, easy-to-use storytelling tools for new journalists. The tools include Storify for breaking news on social, Autotune […]

How Quartz’s redesigned homepage better highlights different story forms

Quartz’s redesigned homepage better showcases the different story forms Quartz uses, including charts, videos and podcasts. To do that, Quartz abandoned the idea that there needed to be a “top story” at the top of the page, often in the form of a written article. Now, the homepage is curated by editors, who each bring […]

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