Improving Your Digital Hygiene

No digital communication is completely secure, but some technologies are safer than others. That was one of the takeaways from Journalism in the Age of Surveillance, a panel exploring how journalists can protect themselves and their sources in a new era of digital surveillance. Janine Gibson, editor in chief of the Guardian U.S., recounted the challenges…

Nate Silver schools ONA on stats

Nate Silver has been called many things: a witch, a statistician/journalist and, now, a data rock star who can pack a room at ONA. Speaking to a packed auditorium for today’s ONA Keynote, Silver explained what journalists can learn from statisticians. The auditorium’s capacity was more than 1,400 and almost every seat was filled. As…

Data is a journalist’s best friend

Data isn’t just for Nate Silver. Many journalists are scrambling to learn data journalism skills, in schools, conferences and free online courses. Interactive graphics and maps seem to be the key to engaging an ever-more distracted public. However, before journalists can tell stories with data they need to understand what the numbers are saying. The most…

Atlanta’s best bites: An expert vs. the Internet

There’s more to Atlanta’s food scene than just biscuits and sweet tea. That’s according to John Kessler, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution food critic who has chronicled the city’s culinary evolution since 1997. “Atlanta can be kind of a hard nut to crack because it is so big and so spread out,” he said. “But there really…