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?
This week new Hacks/Hackers chapters start in Italy and Germany, and, tickets go on sale for SRCCON.
Sometimes you write a piece of software and it gets used for purposes you didn’t quite imagine at the time. Sometimes you write a piece of software and it unexpectedly rearranges your life.
Meetups this week throughout Europe as well as international gatherings in Perugia and Austin.
Deadline to propose to ONA and SRCCON this Friday, plus events in the US, UK, and more.
Our now-traditional #botweek closing peers inside our metaphors and the fragile magic of the bots we make, use, and love.
A roundup of the little bots that make daily research and administrative tasks easier and more fun.
It started as a joke and turned into hashing through thousands of Net Neutrality comments the hard way, then building a chatbot to post them and interact with curious readers.
When and how to say goodbye to the bots when something has gone terribly wrong…or when no one’s really laughing anymore.