Journalism code and the people who make it

Roundup event Event Roundup, July 6

Event Roundup, July 6

The third Hacking Journalism event is in DC this weekend, plus a data visualization workshop in Pittsburgh, and Hacks/Hackers meetups around the world.

Project redesign iteration Reported.ly’s Editorial—and Web—Evolution

Reported.ly's Editorial—and Web—Evolution

Kim Bui breaks down the iterative process reported.ly’s web presence has undergone alongside the team’s editorial evolution.

Roundup events Event Roundup, June 22

Event Roundup, June 22

It’s time for SRCCON, plus the first Hacks/Hackers Connect, Open Source Bridge, and local meetups.

How-to How We Made “Faces of Death Row”

How We Made "Faces of Death Row"

This week, the Texas Tribune launched Faces of Death Row, a simply designed news app that prominently features photographs of each of the 261 people currently awaiting execution in Texas (accompanying article). The app allows for filtering by age, race, sex, and number of years spent on death row. Its simplicity—an artifact of the unavailability of the data the Tribune originally sought—is also its strength.

Roundup events Event Roundup, June 15

Event Roundup, June 15

Engage Local and Allied Media conferences this week, plus the application for the 2016 Knight-Mozilla Fellowship is now open.

Interview Remote Work Remote Control: Mandy Brown of Vox Product

Remote Control: Mandy Brown of Vox Product

In the first installment of our new series on remote work in journalism-tech, Kaeti Hinck speaks with Mandy Brown about her setup, her team’s approach, and her advice to to anyone who wants to go remote.

How-to How We Made “Money as a Weapons System”

How We Made "Money as a Weapons System"

How ProPublica’s team communicated the complexities—and absurdities—of $2B in mostly unrestricted spending by military personnel in Afghanistan.

Roundup Seven Projects from the OpenNews + Write the Docs Code Convening

Seven Projects from the OpenNews + Write the Docs Code Convening

Journalist-coders tackled last-mile work and documentation at our Open News code convening in May, held in affiliation with the Write the Docs conference. Here’s what they did and what comes next.

Roundup events Event Roundup, June 8

Meetups on Thursday in London, Buenos Aires, and Austin, plus one week left to pitch a session to Write the Docs Europe.

Learning design On Repeat

On Repeat

GIFs and other looped images are mightier than journalists might imagine. Lena Groeger explains the legend, the myth, the GIF.

Roundtable front-end performance Front-End Performance with Vox Media

Front-End Performance with Vox Media

A chat roundtable from the News Nerdery Slack group focused on practical ways to make sites (and news apps) run faster.

Roundup events Event Roundup, June 1

Event Roundup, June 1

Journalism conferences this week in Philadelphia, Halifax, and throughout Spain.

Roundup events Event Roundup, May 26

Event Roundup, May 26

Friday is the deadline to apply to the Online Journalism Awards, plus many meetups and conferences coming up in June.

Event Beyond “Be Like Facebook”

Beyond "Be Like Facebook"

The SND judges’ controversial decision to give Facebook its “World’s Best Designed” award in digital—and the resulting unease in the journalism world—points to larger questions in our relationship with third-party platforms and our understanding of the scope of “design.”

Project scraping archiving data Tracking Amtrak 188

Tracking Amtrak 188

How curiosity and tinkering let Al Jazeera America publish historical data for a derailed train’s route without Amtrak’s cooperation.

Roundup events Event Roundup, May 18

Event Roundup, May 18

This week, journalist coders work on documentation in Portland while Hacks/Hackers in Toronto and Copenhagen tackle security.

Roundup events Event Roundup, May 11

Event Roundup, May 11

This week you’ll find events about archiving, security, dealing with harassment, mapping, and more.

Learning education Why Journalism Students Don’t Learn CS

Why Journalism Students Don't Learn CS

Opportunities overfloweth in journalism code—so why aren’t more journalism students signing up for computer science classes? Lindsey Cook reports back on a year of research.

Event culture international journalism festival events Data Journalism Problems in Europe

Data Journalism Problems in Europe

Zara Rahman reports back on surprising insights from the International Journalism Festival in Perugia.

Learning primer Audio in the Browser: Horrors and Joys

Audio in the Browser: Horrors and Joys

On the web, audio has never received the wide browser support that images and videos have enjoyed. What gives? What’s next?

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