Nieman Journalism Lab

The panelists discuss an experiment at the University of Toronto to turn experts into journalists rather than journalists into experts.

The Metrics of Reporting

Aug 28, 2012

The panelists talk about whether it's possible to measure the impact of journalism.

An article by Jonathan Stray on the Nieman Journalism Lab's website raises the question. “If democracy would be poorer without  journalism, then journalism must have some effect. Can we measure  those effects in some way?” writes Stray.

He reports a fellowship program at the New York Times will try to find the right metric for news.