We usually build relatively simple sites with our app template. Our accessible playgrounds project needed to be more complex. We needed to deal with moderated, user-generated data. But we didn’t have to go full server in order to make this site work; we just modified our app template.
At The Boston Globe, I was charged with helping readers understand that struggle—to experience a night in the life of a cab driver—using a digital interactive. The result was published alongside an amazing article by the Globe’s resident journalist-sportswriter-cabbie, Bob Hohler.
Today, John Keefe will teach data visualization basics in New Jersey. This week, the Global Editors Network Editors’ Lab heads to Cairo.
Open Gender Tracker is an open source deployable content analysis service funded by a Knight Foundation Prototype grant. We spoke with its creators about the project’s origins, technical specifications, and possible future in and near newsrooms.
This week, the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting Conference hits Louisville, Kentucky.
Get in application gear: Friday is the last day to apply for the AP-Google Scholarship and session proposals for the IRE conference are due in two weeks.
Jacob Harris breaks down the data, the code choices, and the rationales behind the NYT’s results loader for the US 2012 elections.
At MozFest today in London, OpenNews led a 70-person session on election-related news apps and tools.
How the WNYC data team turned California’s live elections data into an embeddable map based on a