Journalism code and the people who make it

Project sharing social audio SRCCON GIFfable Audio at SRCCON

GIFfable Audio at SRCCON

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.

Project working better graphics How We Rebuilt the Wall Street Journal’s Graphics Team

How We Rebuilt the Wall Street Journal’s Graphics Team

The Wall Street Journal recently took steps to merge our print graphics department with our interactive team. Our new team is simply named Graphics.

Roundup field notes documentation SRCCON Field Notes from SRCCON 2016

Field Notes from SRCCON 2016

Three SRCCON participants share notes and learnings from this year’s conference in Portland.

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How the Guardian Made RioRun

RioRun is an “interactive podcast” that takes you on a guided tour of the Rio de Janeiro Olympic marathon course—all 26.2 miles of it—as you run. Here’s how we made it.

Roundup events Event Roundup, Aug 22

Event Roundup, Aug 22

The Hacks/Hackers Buenos Aires Media Party is this week, plus local meetups in Singapore, New York, and Johannesburg.

Learning HTML syllabus D3 JavaScript CSS Interactive Data Journalism: A One-Semester Syllabus

Interactive Data Journalism: A One-Semester Syllabus

Data journalism draws on a remarkable array of skills—everything from statistics to graphic design to FOIA requests.

Roundup Source Project Roundup, Aug 16

Source Project Roundup, Aug 16

Here’s a handful of what we’ve been inspired by lately: new angles on the Olympics, an almanac of American national parks, striking maps of change in Delhi, and more.

Roundup events Event Roundup, Aug 15

Event Roundup, Aug 15

The Ponyter-NABJ leadership program application is due today, plus a bunch of upcoming Hacks/Hackers events.

Roundup events Event Roundup, Aug 9

Event Roundup, Aug 9

Storyology this week in Australia, plus AAJA in Las Vegas and mapping in London.

Roundup Source Project Roundup, Aug 5

Source Project Roundup, Aug 5

We’re back from SRCCON with a bunch of links. Plus, here’s a sampling of recent projects that we especially appreciated—athletics, annotations, and aerial views.

Roundup events Event Roundup, Aug 2

Event Roundup, Aug 2

SRCCON is over, but you can catch a reprise session in NYC today, plus the NABJ/NAHJ conference starts tomorrow.

Event documentation love portland SRCCON Hello from SRCCON 2016

Hello from SRCCON 2016

Source is in Portland this week for SRCCON 2016. Here’s how you can follow along with us.

Roundup events Event Roundup, July 25

Event Roundup, July 25

It’s SRCCON this week, which means we’ll be in Portland, OR organizing sessions and a bunch of remote participation options.

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Guri VR: Virtual Reality for the Rest of Us

Here are three tools for making VR in the open web, whether or not you’re a developer.

How-to security privacy tinfoil Digital Self-Defense for Journalists: An Introduction

Digital Self-Defense for Journalists: An Introduction

Digital self-defense is becoming an important part of the journalistic toolkit. Beyond risks to everyone’s digital lives—webcam hacking, email breaches, identity theft—people who work in newsrooms have even more at stake. Newsrooms are some of the biggest targets in the world for state-sponsored digital attacks, as well as more routine threats. Here’s how to build stronger roadblocks, making it harder for others to access our data without consent.

Roundup Source Project Roundup, July 13

Source Project Roundup, July 13

Here’s a sampling of recent projects that we especially appreciated—inspiring work that we loved exploring and sharing: Seattle’s dialogue on race, the high cost of police misconduct, the price of reigning in Southeast Asia, and more.

Learning Five Things I Learned Making a Chart Out of Body Parts

Last year, an interactive graphic about insurance turned out to be one of ProPublica’s most popular pieces of the year. I’m going to tell you about some things we learned in the process of designing and building it, from its bovine origin story to the challenges of visualizing an eyeball.

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Feats Thru Sheets: The Wonders of Go-To Templates

When you’re part of a tiny digital team, you find ways to make life easier for everyone in the newsroom. That’s why I created Feats Thru Sheets, an interactive, filterable, searchable database that can be reskinned for different types of stories and updated solely by reporters.

Roundup events Event Roundup, July 11

Events this week in Buenos Aires, New York, and Toronto, plus ONA fellowships deadline.