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Tool makes research on charities easier and giving safer

July 23, 2014

Before you pull out your wallet for a cause, you can reach for a tool to avoid a scam. Charity Checker, an online tool created by the Tampa Bay Times and Center for Investigative Reporting, can help individuals and news organizations.

How spatial journalism can fill an empty space

July 09, 2014

Location, location, news. At the intersection of geolocation and news, there are new opportunities for storytelling.

Keeping an eye on Glass journalism

May 29, 2014

As wearable technology becomes more popular, a professor is exploring how journalists can use the emerging platform, including Google Glass.

These ideas for a comment section get thumbs-up

May 15, 2014

There is no consensus on best practices for a site's comment section, but a report from the Engaging News Project shares suggestions for cultivating one.

Consider these video strategies for your playlist

May 05, 2014

While newsrooms are experimenting with strategies for producing and promoting videos, patterns of success are coming into view, according to a recent report. The Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism released Video Now: The Form, Cost, and Effect of Video Journalism on April 14.

Tips for maintaining data as lifeblood

March 13, 2014

You treat your newspaper circulation database like gold. Are you doing the same with data in digital?

For publishers today, data are lifeblood. You can hardly attend a media, marketing or tech conference without hearing talk of Big Data and how important it is to the industry. But how can you use it and even access more of it today?

The successes and lessons learned by the Tampa Bay Times in pursuit of a long-form bounty

December 11, 2013

The sinking of the HMS Bounty – a replica ship commissioned by MGM in 1962 and moored in St. Petersburg – was big news for the Tampa Bay Times' readership. After the ship sank in October 2012, during Hurricane Sandy, the Coast Guard ordered an investigation into the incident, which claimed the lives of two of 16 crew members, including the captain.

To mark the one-year anniversary of the incident, the Tampa Bay Times assigned a reporter to work full time on a special series focused on the HMS Bounty, which was presented both in print and an innovative, visually striking digital format.