With the beta release of its Video Notebook application, the Reporters’ Lab is providing journalists with an easier solution for annotating and analyzing unsearchable audio and video files. By tapping into social media and closed captioning, reporters can use the tool to match audio and video to existing content. They can then layer in their own notes and transcriptions, using it all to navigate and search quickly through hours of material to find what they’re looking for. The tool is just one of several the lab created as part of its mission to reduce the costs of investigative journalism. Although the open-source code powering the tool is available for anyone to download, the lab is also signing up beta testers for a user-friendly version journalists with no technical experience can use in their reporting.
Computational JournalismComputational Journalism has the potential to strengthen investigative reporting by harnessing public data and documents for analysis. Journalists and computer scientists are working together to develop free and open-source reporting tools for accountability reporting.
New Economic Models for JournalismDeWitt Wallace researchers, together with leaders from disparate backgrounds, are exploring market-based, nonprofit and public policy solutions that will sustain the production and distribution of news about public affairs.
Investigative Reporting and Accountability CoverageJournalists have historically held institutions accountable through the daily monitoring of beat reporting and deep digging of investigative reporting. Center faculty are exploring ways to preserve and protect this critical function of journalism.
Twitter Lists featuring Duke-affiliated journalists
Duke Chronicle, official Duke Chronicle website
Duke Alumni in the Media, curated by Duke News
Duke People, curated by Zach Tracer, T’11, formerly a Chronicle reporter, now at Bloomberg News.
Chron, curated by Laura Keeley, T’11, formerly a Chronicle reporter, now at St. Petersburg Times.