The Los Angeles Times created a new publishing system by focusing on the needs of editors and reporters, supporting great journalism with better tools.
Deadlines this week for the JSK fellowship and IFF conference, plus some upcoming events.
We can take advantage of our human ability to analyze natural language and use really simple techniques to assist and amaze our users. Here are a couple of ways to use these techniques in your own projects.
Session ideas are due soon for the Internet Freedom Festival, plus a bunch of other upcoming grant and fellowship deadlines.
Applications for ONA’s Women’s Leadership Accelerator are due tomorrow, plus other events and deadlines.
OpenNews (and thus Source) exists to do one thing: to help a community of newsroom technologists, data scientists, and interactive designers thrive. We believe in the value of the work, now as ever. We will continue to look for new ways to support what you do, and to support you, as human beings. For now, we offer some links to your work on the way the vote went down, a map of loss, images of new Europeans, strong words, and more.
If you’re not buried in elections work, there area few events this week and upcoming deadlines to check out.
We created a tool that allowed users to peek under the hood of the MLB playoffs by simulating the postseason as many times as they wanted, which we hope taught even baseball fans something new about their sport.
The Mozilla Festival is back this weekend. We’ll be in London and have coverage here on Source.
For the presidential debate season, NPR is providing live transcripts of the debate with embedded fact checks and annotations throughout each debate night. Coordinating the workflow between live transcriptions, live fact-checking, and a live-updating page inside of our CMS was no small undertaking, resulting in what may have been our team’s most complicated technical architecture yet.
The Mozilla Festival comes to London next week, and this week there will be a Hacks/Hackers London meetup and BBC hackathon.
Here’s a look at what we’ve been reading and scrolling through lately: border issues, complaints against cops, campaign data, invisible labor, and more.
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.
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.
Transparency Camp comes to Cleveland, BarCamp News Innovation is in Philly, and other upcoming events and deadlines.
How we designed a visualization platform and API to share data about the alarming decline of elephant populations across Africa.
CUNY J+ has two workshops this week, plus take a look at upcoming deadlines.
INN hosts tech workshop for news leaders, plus meetups around the world.
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.
Adding more text is a bad way to compensate for bad design.