The third Hacking Journalism event is in DC this weekend, plus a data visualization workshop in Pittsburgh, and Hacks/Hackers meetups around the world.
Kim Bui breaks down the iterative process reported.ly’s web presence has undergone alongside the team’s editorial evolution.
It’s time for SRCCON, plus the first Hacks/Hackers Connect, Open Source Bridge, and local meetups.
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.
Engage Local and Allied Media conferences this week, plus the application for the 2016 Knight-Mozilla Fellowship is now open.
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 ProPublica’s team communicated the complexities—and absurdities—of $2B in mostly unrestricted spending by military personnel in Afghanistan.
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.
Meetups on Thursday in London, Buenos Aires, and Austin, plus one week left to pitch a session to Write the Docs Europe.
GIFs and other looped images are mightier than journalists might imagine. Lena Groeger explains the legend, the myth, the GIF.
A chat roundtable from the News Nerdery Slack group focused on practical ways to make sites (and news apps) run faster.
Journalism conferences this week in Philadelphia, Halifax, and throughout Spain.
Friday is the deadline to apply to the Online Journalism Awards, plus many meetups and conferences coming up in June.
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.”
How curiosity and tinkering let Al Jazeera America publish historical data for a derailed train’s route without Amtrak’s cooperation.
This week, journalist coders work on documentation in Portland while Hacks/Hackers in Toronto and Copenhagen tackle security.
This week you’ll find events about archiving, security, dealing with harassment, mapping, and more.
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.
Zara Rahman reports back on surprising insights from the International Journalism Festival in Perugia.
On the web, audio has never received the wide browser support that images and videos have enjoyed. What gives? What’s next?