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This is a list of blogs by journalists, journalism academics and photo-journalists sharing tips and perspectives on topics such as social media, data journalism, apps, tools, and the latest developments in the industry.

The blogs are listed in random order and we have not included any blogs hosted by news organisations or other sites.

This is an updated version of our 50 blogs by journalists, for journalists, published in June 2014.


1. One Man and His Blog

Adam Tinworth has been blogging for over 10 years, writing about digital technology, publishing, and journalism. He works as a consultant on digital journalism, publishing, mobile and social media, and he is a visiting lecturer and module leader in the Department of Journalism at City University London.

2. The Buttry Diary

Steve Buttry started training journalists in the 1990s, and was previously digital transformation editor at Digital First Media in the US. His blog offers great tips for journalists as well as media commentary on topics including paywalls, mobile strategy, entrepreneurial journalism, ethics and accuracy.

3. Reflections of a Newsosaur

Alan D. Mutter is a veteran media executive and lecturer on new media at the Graduate School of Journalism, University of California at Berkeley. He writes in his blog explainer that he “fears our news-gathering companies are stumbling to extinction”.

4. David Higgerson

David Higgerson writes about data journalism, social media, and freedom of information, and does weekly round-ups of stories generated by FOI requests. He is a digital publishing director responsible for the regional websites within Trinity Mirror, and also uses his blog to reflect on digital opportunities for regional journalists.

5. Headlines and Deadlines

Alison Gow uses her blog to share her thoughts on journalism and digital storytelling, and publishes weekly reading recommendations. She’s editor of the digital innovation team with Trinity Mirror Regionals.

6. Jack of Kent

David Allen Green is a legal commentator at and formerly legal correspondent of the New Statesman. He has written on the Simon Singh libel case and worked as an appeal solicitor in the "Twitter joke trial" case. His blog is well worth following for all things law related.

7. Web Journalist

Robert Hernandez's blog primarily focuses on exploring the developing relationship between technology and journalism. Hernandez is the co-founder of the weekly Twitter discussion #wjchat for journalists, and co-creator of the Diversify Journalism Project, most recently working within augmented reality, wearables and virtual reality.  

8. DigiDave

David Cohn is senior director at Advance Publications, and a former executive producer at AJ+. He blogs about innovation in the media and aims to help develop the emerging practice of participatory journalism.

9. The Authentic Storytelling Project

Christoph Trappe, who has worked as both a journalist and a content marketing strategist, blogs about how best to tell and share authentic stories on social media.

10. End of Journalism

David Bauer is head of storytelling at Swiss newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ). On his blog, he collects and shares thought-provoking articles from around the web, and focuses on where the boundaries of journalism in the digital age are.

11. How To Story

How To Story is a blog about storytelling and visual journalism, written by Belgium-based journalists Tim Verheyden, Tom Rumes and Andries Fluit. They aim to help other journalists improve their work by publishing a range of creative material, tips and industry trends from around the web. 

12. David Hepworth

David Hepworth is the editorial director of independent media company Development Hell and writes for The Guardian.

13. Jon Slattery

Jon Slattery is a freelance journalist and former editor of Press Gazette. He posts media quotes of the week and uses his blog to offer an "independent view on media matters".

14. A Digital Editor's Tale

Richard Kendall is the Group Digital Content Editor for Johnston Press. He blogs about 'one man's ever-changing journey through digital news'.

15. Jack Lail

Jack Lail, director of digital for the Knoxville News Sentinel, uses his blog to share news about the industry. He keeps up to date with the latest experiments in online commenting and posts links to related resources.

16. Journal of a Journalist

Neal Ungerleider writes about technology and science for Fast Company. He posts a mix of original articles, links to other projects and job listings on his blog and has also launched a newsletter recently.

17. Journerdism

Will Sullivan, innovation specialist for 18F, blogs about his thoughts on the future of journalism and posts about "all things nerdy". Topics include emerging mobile and tablet technologies, the craft journalism and multimedia storytelling.

18. The Word Yard Project

Writer, editor and co-founder of Salon, Scott Rosenberg shares weekly link selections on technology and the media.

19. The Joy of Unemployment

Freelancer Anneke Steenkamp gives readers insights into social media, marketing, recruitment, career and self-development.

20. Bleacher Report 

The Bleacher Report blog is mostly written by journalist King Kaufman, and addresses journalism issues, news and trends of interest to those in sports media.

21. The Editor's Desk

This blog welcomes "anyone who loves words and the news", according to an explainer on the site. Andy Bechtel, copy editor and professor of journalism at the University of North Carolina, writes about editing and posts interesting Q&As with people in the industry.

22. Jim Romenesko

American journalist Jim Romenesko provides daily news, commentary, and insider information about journalism and media on his blog. 

23. Newspaper Death Watch

Paul Gillin has over 20 years of journalism experience and uses his blog to chronicle "the decline of newspapers and the rebirth of journalism”. 

24. David McClelland

Print and broadcast journalist David McClelland blogs about technology and innovation in the journalism industry.  

25. Sarah Marshall

Sarah Marshall, social media editor EMEA at The Wall Street Journal, gives regular advice to those in the industry looking to maximise the way they use social media platforms and tools for newsgathering and storytelling.

26. Scripting News

Started in 1997, Scripting News is the longest running weblog on the internet. Dave Winer, a software developer and writer, explores developments in the journalism, as well as a range of other issues that ignite his interest. 

27. Joy Mayer

As a full-time engagement strategist, Joy Mayer aims to
help other journalists, students and organisations grow their understanding of how to best reach their communities and measure their success.

28. PressThink

This blog is written by Jay Rosen, associate professor of journalism at New York University. He writes about the state of the press in the digital era and the challenges it presents, posting essays, interviews and press criticism.

29. Telling The Story

Video journalist Matt Pearl takes a continuing look at how journalists tell stories, aiming to offer commentary, links to great stories, reflections on deeper issues, and thoughts on his own work. 

30. Common Sense Journalism

Doug Fisher, senior instructor of digital and social media at the University of South Carolina, expresses his thoughts on the challenges that editors face in the changing journalism environment.

31. Journalistics

Jeremy Porter, strategist for digital agency blacQube, blogs about public relations and journalism, including up-to-date tips and advice on how to get stated with your own blog.

32. Charlie Rogers

Digital executive Charlie Rogers has collated posts from around the web, focused on journalism, technology and storytelling.

33. Monday Note

Writers Frédéric Filloux and Jean-Louis Gassée, blog about a range of topics within the industry, such as online publishing, digital imaging, newspapers and wearables. 

34. A Site of Her Own

Journalist Megan Heckman writes about women's involvement in technology and journalism. She aims to answer questions surrounding the importance of women in the industry and diversity in the digital culture. 

35. Silicon Valley Watcher
Tom Foremski, a former Financial Times journalist, blogs about the technology industry and how the media landscape is developing. 

36. Social Media Desk

The blog is run by Lori Todd and Wright Bryan of NPR. They share social media resources and their observations on the industry.

Mobile and visual

37. Robb Montgomery

Mobile journalism expert Robb Montgomery gives useful tips and advice on visual storytelling by reviewing the latest mojo equipment, apps and technology.

38. Mobile Journalism

Nick Garnett is a BBC Radio 5 Live correspondent and blogs about his experience in mobile journalism. He posts tips on tools and software, such as using an iPad on a tripod for video footage.

39. Video Journalism

Glen Mulcahy from Irish broadcaster RTE uses his blog to provide resources for journalists interested in producing video for the web. He tests and reports on the latest technologies, and his latest post mentions a custom 3D-printed monitor mount.

40. Football Photographer

Matthew Ashton runs AMA Sports Photo Agency, based in England. He shares behind the scenes information on the life of a sports photographer, as well as tips on how to get started in the industry.


41. The Functional Art

This blog is run by Alberto Cairo, Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at University of Miami's School of Communication. He discusses data journalism in general, with a focus on visualisation and infographics. 

42. Simon Rogers

Simon Rogers is data editor at Google and creator of the website. His blog covers a variety of area within journalism, with information for those starting out, as well as more experienced journalists. 

43. Musings on Maps

Daniel Brownstein blogs about data visualisation, with a focus on mapping techniques.

44. Mulin Blog

Dr. Mu Lin is an online journalism educator from the US, who uses his blog to share his research and thoughts about digital multimedia journalism with students, instructors and media professionals.

45. Media Nation

Dan Kennedy is an associate professor at Northeastern University's School of Journalism, specialising in alternative business models for news. He posts frequent news and commentary about the industry. 

46. Bill Gentile

Bill Gentile is a documentary filmmaker, who teaches at the American University in Washington, DC. He blogs about his work teaching 'backpack video journalism' around the world. 

47. Online Journalism Blog

Paul Bradshaw is the head of online journalism at Birmingham City University. His blog is a must-read, and features guest contributions from all over the world.

48. George Brock

George Brock is an ex-editor of The Times, currently heading the journalism department at City University London. His posts comment on industry topics, including local media, social media, and law.

49. Andy Dickinson

Andy Dickinson writes about video, online journalism and social media, offering helpful tools and tips. He teaches digital and online journalism at the University of Central Lancashire.

50. Alan Geere Online

Alan Geere is a journalist, academic and international editorial consultant. His blog is a mix of reflections on the industry, international issues, and snippets of his life.

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