What we're pondering this week.
Adam: This week the American Press Institute published some helpful guidance on producing longform stories. Among the topics they cover: how to choose which stories deserve special treatment, how to involve your community in the story process before, during and after publication and more.
Ben: Do you look at links in your emails before you click them? From Yahoo, how to detect a phishing email. I found one in my inbox this morning.
RC: If you’re looking for something lighthearted and uplifting to read on a Friday afternoon, then Brace yourself: the most disruptive phase of globalization is just beginning is probably not it.
Inndy: Wah! Wah! ??
WE MADE A THING
Our projects, manifest
Adam joined 10 other contributors in D.C. for a special OpenNews code convening. They worked on building the first draft of a guidebook for open-source newsroom code. They’ll hand over the draft to a team of remote editors and eventually publish it through Github. Stay tuned!
Work we admire by our journalism peers
Congressional Research Service reports are an effective way to receive unbiased information on political issues. Back in October, Daniel Schuman of Demand Progress wrote about the importance of making these reports publicly available. So far EveryCRSReport.com has published 8,299 CRS reports. You can support their work here.
GET A JOB
Good jobs with good people
ProPublica is launching an Illinois unit and will be looking for investigative journalists.
NPR is looking for a Training Manager.
Mother Jones is looking for a Web Developer.
INN is hiring a Support and Community Lead.
If you're looking for general jobs in nonprofit news, the main INN newsletter had over 18 job openings this week. Check it out and sign up here if you'd like to get that in your inbox every week. Two INN newsletters are better than one!
SOME OTHER STUFF
Gather ye rosebuds
Keep it ?