Posting your video

Click on “Share” in YouTube. Get the URL for the video,  paste it into the editing window and it pops up when you preview and post.



Don’t send off that Buzzfeed application just yet. Legacy media is surging online.

As the post below suggest, lots of people still get their news from so-callimagesed “legacy” media, and not just from the paper versions. Here’s more proof, from Politico.

For the first time in many years, both The New York Times and The Washington Post have passed both Buzzfeed and the Huffington Post in Comscore’s count of monthly digital audience.

In July, both legacy news companies’ fast growth propelled them into new positions. The Times now moves into the No. 8 position in Comscore’s top 10, with the Post right behind it at No. 9….

What’s most important isn’t who wins what may be a seesaw battle over the next couple of years. What’s importance is the audience appetite both are satisfying.

Most interestinbuzzg, though, is the fact that each legacy news organization has surpassed two of the hottest digital start-ups of the last decade.

While the Times and Post have greatly added audience – up 41 percent and 54 percent year over year, respectively – Buzzfeed and Huffington Post have lost overall audience. Both Buzzfeed and Huffington Post are down about 12 percent year over year.


DIY abortions: Using Google search fo data reporting

CaptureSometimes, data journalist sneak over the line from using spread sheets to  find trends to sophisticated  data analysis. On the simple approach side, see this  from the NYTimes Sunday Review story on Google searches and abortion :

In 2015, in the United States, there were about 119,000 searches for the exact phrase “how to have a miscarriage.” There were also searches for other variants — “how to self-abort” — and for particular methods. Over all, there were more than 700,000 Google searches looking into self-induced abortions in 2015.

For comparison, there were some 3.4 million searches for abortion clinics and, according to estimates by the Guttmacher Institute, there are around one million legal abortions a year.

The 700,000 searches included about 160,000 asking how to get abortion pills through unofficial channels — searches like “buy abortion pills online” and “free abortion pills.”

There were tens of thousands of searches looking into abortion by herbs like parsley or by vitamin C. There were some 4,000 searches looking for directions on coat hanger abortions, including about 1,300 for the exact phrase “how to do a coat hanger abortion.” There were also a few hundred looking into abortion through bleaching one’s uterus and punching one’s stomach.


New video tutorials from IJN: How to record a phone call, shoot a video, compare two photos and more #multimediajournalism

The International Journalists Network has a bunch of new basic tutorials on all things journalists. Here are a fedownload (1)w of my favorite.

How to tape a phone call. 

Basic tips on recording man-on-the-street or more formal video interviews. 

JuxtaposeJS: A tool to allow you to compare to similar photos at the same time.

Tutorial for Silk “a data publishing platform that turns static spreadsheets into dynamic, customizeable web pages and embeddable visualiztions, and the 3-year-old company recently launched a dedicated section just for journalists.”