At SRCCON, we heard a lot about a user-centered approach. What does that mean for journalism?
Our fifth OpenNews code convening wrapped up last Friday. Uniquely for our convenings, this one included all seven of our current Knight-Mozilla Fellows, each working with a colleague from their news organization or another organization with shared challenges and complimentary skills. Over the next week, we’ll be posting project introductions from each of the seven project teams that joined us in Portland for the event. In the interim, a quick intro to the teams, the projects they brought to the convening, and what they got done.
Meetups this week in Austin, Tokyo, NYC, DC, Bogota, Miami, and Montevideo, plus it’s your last chance to pitch to the Hacks/Hackers Buenos Aires Media Party
How we tracked down, processed, filtered, revisualized, mashed up, and otherwise handled a boatload of disparate imagery to map changes in the Louisiana coastline backward and forward in time.
Chat with OpenNews this week about Knight-Mozilla Fellowships, or apply for the HBCU fellowship to ONA.
Media Factory bootcamps continue this week, with Knight-Mozilla Fellowship alum Sonya Song in Lima.
At SRCCON, OpenNews’s two-day conference in Minneapolis last month, we basked in the collective smarts of 220+ attendees and nearly 50 sessions. Afterward, we heard a lot of lovely feedback (people like snacks and unisex bathrooms and child care, and we are so very happy you were happy). So we’d like to reflect back some thoughts about you. Like: it was really clear, in a tangible way, that you have more gears, switches, and hidden functions than Furiosa’s war rig.
Today we’re announcing a new project we’ve been working on at Vox Media: Autotune, a centralized management system for charts, graphics, quizzes, and other tools. We built the application to address the problem of reusability in our work. This project is open source and available to everyone.
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.