Last week I
shared some of the tips from a class for students on my MA in Multiplatform and Mobile Journalism and MA in Data Journalism on how to find stories in company accounts. It’s a challenging subject to teach — but for the last couple of years I’ve used an approach that seems to work especially well: a story treasure hunt.
Here’s how it works.
This week I’m teaching students on my
MA in Multiplatform and Mobile Journalism and MA in Data Journalism how to find stories in company accounts — so I thought it would be a good time to share just some of the ways that you can use these public documents for story leads and ideas.
Here, then, are just 9 ways to find stories in company accounts — and most of them don’t involve any numbers at all.
A conversation on Anchor recently threw up
this useful tip from Christian Payne (aka Documentally) – which I’ve also converted into the video above. Continue reading
The media’s reaction to
David Bowie‘s death from cancer early this morning demonstrates just how widely curation has become in journalism practice – and specifically, how it has become the web native version of the obituary. Below I’ve done a bit of curation of my own: 8 13 16 ways that different publications used curation to mark the death of a legend. If you have seen others, please let me know. 1. Liveblogging curation
The Telegraph’s live reporting of Bowie’s death is an example of curation itself, incorporating just some of the following elements:
The Facebook update of the statement confirming Bowie’s death
Embedded tweets from key figures reacting to the death
A video playlist
A single video of his last single, along with other videos to illustrate reactions
A posting from Bowie’s official Instagram account
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