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SRCCON Spotlight: Building a Culture of Documentation
By Erin Kissane, Lauren Rabaino, and Kelsey SchererPosted on
Last year’s SRCCON participants got a lot out of Lauren Rabaino & Kelsey Scherer’s docs session, and we’ve found ourselves returning to the transcript more than once.
SRCCON Spotlight: Keeping Data Stories Human
By Erin Kissane and William Wolfe-WyliePosted on
One of the SRCCON 2016 sessions that attendees talked about most was “Keeping People at the Forefront of Data Stories,” facilitated by William Wolfe-Wylie and based on his experience working on the CBC News project, “Missing and Murdered: The Unsolved Cases of Indigenous Women and Girls.”
SRCCON Spotlight: Illustrating Investigations
By Dolly Li, Allison McCartney, and Lindsay MuscatoPosted on
Recap of the 2016 SRCCON session by Allison McCartney and Dolly Li on creating compelling visuals for abstract stories
Practical Tips for Improving Mental Health in the NewsroomPosted on
Every year, roughly one in five American adults experiences a mental illness. Working in a newsroom poses particular challenges to mental health: the job typically involves a high-stress environment, long hours, tight deadlines, exposure to graphic images and videos, and an unstable industry with uncertain benefits and job security. This July in Portland at SRCCON, dozens of journalists, developers and newsroom workers sat down together to share their personal experiences with mental health.
Peer Reviewing Our Data Stories
By Ariana Giorgi and Christine ZhangPosted on
As journalists who analyze data for stories, we strive to hold ourselves accountable to a high standard of accuracy. But checking our work is rarely a straightforward process. Newsroom editors and fact-checkers might not have enough data expertise. Often, we need an outside opinion. Ideally, we could ask each other for advice, or even turn to experts in other fields for help.
Designing News Apps for HumanityPosted on
Reader trust is fragile and easily betrayed, and competition is fierce. Newsrooms can’t afford to ignore the way our work affects our readers when their contexts conflict with our expectations.
When They Don’t Want You To Lead
By Emily Chow and Kaeti HinckPosted on
It’s challenging to find your feet as a leader, even more so when you’re in an underrepresented group. For people of color, women and other underrepresented groups, there are structural systems and power dynamics in place that make navigating the workplace—and leadership—especially precarious. During SRCCON in Portland, we gathered to talk about our experiences and ideas for how to navigate shared challenges.
GIFfable Audio at SRCCONPosted on
Our SRCCON session was sparked by our work on an audio-sharing tool called Shortcut, which is a tool that makes it easy for podcast fans to share their favorite moments on social media. What seemed like a relatively straightforward project ended up spiraling out into a set of super-interesting questions around design, technology, and reasons why people share.
Field Notes from SRCCON 2016
By Katie Jansen, Ebony Martin, and Zara StonePosted on
Three SRCCON participants share notes and learnings from this year’s conference in Portland.
Hello from SRCCON 2016
Source is in Portland this week for SRCCON 2016. Here’s how you can follow along with us.
The Myth of the Sole and Useful StoryPosted on
A newspaper investigation is a messy thing, and it generates a lot of stuff—papers, reports, spreadsheets, interview transcripts—that never sees publication. Should that change now that many publications work primarily online?
A User-Centered Conversation at SRCCONPosted on
At SRCCON, we heard a lot about a user-centered approach. What does that mean for journalism?
You Are Such PolymathsPosted on
At SRCCON, OpenNews’s two-day conference in Minneapolis last month, we basked in the collective smarts of 220+ attendees and nearly 50 sessions. Afterward, we heard a lot of lovely feedback (people like snacks and unisex bathrooms and child care, and we are so very happy you were happy). So we’d like to reflect back some thoughts about you. Like: it was really clear, in a tangible way, that you have more gears, switches, and hidden functions than Furiosa’s war rig.
SRCCON: How Not to Skew Data with Statistics
By Kio StarkPosted on
Notes from a lively SRCCON discussion on tricks for avoiding error, led by Aurelia Moser and Chris Keller.
SRCCON: Human-Driven Design
By Kio StarkPosted on
Ryan Pitts and Sara Schnadt on how to know your users and build just what they need.
The Great SRCCON Brain Dump
By Erin KissanePosted on
SRCCON, the first-ever OpenNews conference, wrapped up last Friday night at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia. As Quartz’s Nikhil Sonnad notes in his wrap-up post, the problem with even the most energetic and inspiring conference is that the motivation found often fades when everyone returns to the daily hustle and sprint. Like Sonnad, we’re confident that the news-code community that showed up in force at SRCCON has the stamina and sustained interest to maintain the momentum that built up in sessions and around the coffee-hacking stations, and we want to help with that as much as possible. We also want to scoop up as much of the energy and intensity and brain-sharing from SRCCON as we can and pour it out into the wider world that couldn’t fit into the physical conference itself.
By Erin KissanePosted on
Everything you need to know to get psyched about coming to SRCCON 2014.