Talking open data this weekend in Montevideo, plus lots of Hacks/Hackers events around the world this month.
Eva Constantaras on training data journalists where data journalism isn’t a standard practice.
In the year-and-a-bit we’ve been publishing Source, we’ve built up a solid archive of project walkthroughs, introductions to new tools and libraries, and case studies. They’re all tagged and searchable, but as with most archives presented primarily in reverse-chron order, pieces tend to attract less attention once they fall off the first page of a given section. We’ve also been keeping an eye out for ways of inviting in readers who haven’t been following along since we started Source, and who may be a little newer to journalism code—either to the “code” or the “journalism” part.
Tyler Dukes on combining the power of data-sorting tools with old-fashioned digging.
If you want to show information with a geographical component, you should start with a map, right? Not so fast, writes Tasneem Raja. Questioning your assumptions can help you make something much more effective.
The NICAR conference is this week, but the news nerd fun doesn’t end there.
The Reuters Graphics team’s unusual Fed interactive grabbed our attention when it appeared late last month and sparked some interesting conversations on Twitter. Reuters Global Head of Graphics Maryanne Murray and Interactive Data Designer Charlie Szymanski kindly wrote up their rationale and process for us.
Today, we’re launching Source Jobs, a new place to list jobs for the newsroom designers and developers already populating our Community section—and for the curious developers and designers who don’t yet realize that their future lies in journalism. As the global journalism-code community continues to grow, our goal is to offer a simple, scalable listings service that newsrooms can edit on their own.
The Source roundup returns with biweekly summaries of notable interactive features, news apps, data work, and newsroom code commentary.
Christopher Groskopf‘s tricks for going to the office without going to the office.
This week, vote on NICAR lightning talks, pitch ideas to Tribeca Hacks
Vox Media’s VP of technology breaks down the hard and frequently messy lessons his organization has learned about clearing the way for successful tech collaboration in newsrooms.
Send your NICAR lightning talk proposals now and check out ONA and Hackers/Hackers meetups this week.
As part of the orientation week for the 2014 class of Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Fellows, fellow nerd-cuber Mike Tigas and I led a hackathon at Mozilla’s headquarters in San Francisco…
More things learned about process, expectations, and how to build a functioning team in two days, from Dan Sinker and the 2014 OpenNews Fellows.
At the Mozilla Festival last fall, a team from the Broadcasting Board of Governors launched KettleCorn, their fork of the Mozilla video-editing tool Popcorn.
Fellowship deadlines, conference proposal pitches, and Hacks/Hackers web scraping.
KPCC developed a news app to track fires in California last summer. Chris Keller explains how, and what they’ve learned since.
Hacks/Hackers meetups around Europe and the U.S. this week, plus, hacking European Parliament data this weekend.