Jeremy Merrill and Ken Schwencke explore the fine art of anticipating and catching errors while wrangling the eccentricities of US elections data.
As part of the OpenNews Code Convening held earlier this month, we’re releasing Whippersnapper—an automated screenshot tool to keep a visual history of content on the web. It builds on top of other open source projects to capture and upload screenshots of a web page, giving users creative power to track how the internet visually changes.
Earlier this month, we held our third-ever OpenNews Code Convening, and our first one west of Portland, Oregon. Code Convenings are short events that bring together pairs of developers from news organizations to finish, document, and release open source projects they’ve been chipping away at.
At the beginning of the season, it looked like Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray might break a record this season. John Hancock explains the interactive the Dallas Morning News put together to track Murray’s progress.
This month, just in time for the election, our team at the Investigative News Network (INN) launched Power Players—a state-by-state exploration of campaign finance and top political donors across the country. Here’s how we used NPR’s App Template to make it work.
Today is the deadline to submit talk ideas to OpenVis Conf and FOSS4G, and later this week a hackathon in Bogotá.
Conferences are happening this week in Missouri and Berlin, plus meetups around the US.
Al Jazeera America’s Michael Keller explains how his team designed and built its first piece of comics journalism.
The new site is responsive, speedy, and fully backed by new tools for journalists. We spoke with the project’s leaders about their experience, the new features, and what they have planned for the future.
Events are happening this weekend in West Virginia, Munich, Córdoba, and of course, London for the Mozilla Festival.
Michael Maciag‘s walk-through of this under-utilized goldmine.
A La Nación hackathon to enhance the open-source file-freeing tool behind VozData results in a better CrowData and a tall list of changes to come.
Events in New York, Bogotá, and London, plus the deadline for the next OpenNews code convening.
Twitter’s data editor lays out the major challenges and opportunities that arise when you set out to map tweets.
Time’s Chris Wilson and Pratheek Rebala open up the enormous Open Payments dataset from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services using flat files and Ajax.
Hacks/Hackers are meeting up in four countries this week, plus applications are open to participate in a hackathon at Al Jazeera.
Christopher Groskopf, master of CSVs, breaks down the magical powers of csvkit.
Emily Alpert Reyes on how to find promising needles in Census haystacks.
Conferences in Japan and Mexico, plus meetups in New York and Vienna.