Journalism code and the people who make it

Roundup events Event Roundup, Apr 20

Event Roundup, Apr 20

Drones is a popular topic this week at meetups and day-long events.

Learning data Automating Transparency

Automating Transparency

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.

Roundup events Event Roundup, Apr 13

Event Roundup, Apr 13

Meetups this week throughout Europe as well as international gatherings in Perugia and Austin.

Roundup events Event Roundup, Apr 6

Event Roundup, Apr 6

Deadline to propose to ONA and SRCCON this Friday, plus events in the US, UK, and more.

Interview bots #botweek Bot Benediction, 2015

Bot Benediction, 2015

Our now-traditional #botweek closing peers inside our metaphors and the fragile magic of the bots we make, use, and love.

Roundup bots #botweek Attack of the Helpful Chatbots

Attack of the Helpful Chatbots

A roundup of the little bots that make daily research and administrative tasks easier and more fun.

Project bots #botweek The Strange Tale of FCCliefs

The Strange Tale of FCCliefs

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.

How-to bots #botweek Die, Bot, Die!

Die, Bot, Die!

When and how to say goodbye to the bots when something has gone terribly wrong…or when no one’s really laughing anymore.

How-to bots #botweek Node.js Twitter Hi, Weatherbot!

Hi, Weatherbot!

A Node-based Twitter bot, one easy step at a time—plus the way John Keefe teaches basic botmaking to class of journalism/design students.

Tool bots Twitter #botweek Mockingjay: A Smarter Repeater

Mockingjay: A Smarter Repeater

Meet our Twitter bot that follows a list of users and retweets them when they mention a certain topic.

Tool bots #botweek elections Thank You, Electionbot

Thank You, Electionbot

Offloading some of a burden of continuous human monitoring to a friendly bot can be just the comfort you need on a cold Election Night.

Roundup events Event Roundup, Mar 30

Event Roundup, Mar 30

It’s a slow week for events, so why not spend some time proposing talks to upcoming conferences?

Roundup events Event Roundup, Mar 23

Event Roundup, Mar 23

It’s the last day to apply for grants for women journalists, plus lots of meetups and hackathons this week.

Learning design The Evolution of NPR’s Picture Stories

The Evolution of NPR's Picture Stories

How NPR’s picture stories have changed—and the design principles and iterative work behind all the changes.

Roundup events Event Roundup, Mar 16

Event Roundup, Mar 16

Meetups this week in Manchester, Portland, Vienna, and Philadelphia, plus Thursday is the deadline to submit idea to the Knight News Challenge: Elections.

Roundup events Event Roundup, Mar 10

Event Roundup, Mar 10

Meetups this week in Buenos Aires and La Paz, plus a journalism hackathon before SXSW.

Roundup events Event Roundup, Mar 2

Event Roundup, Mar 2

This week, hundreds of news nerds will gather in Atlanta for the National Institute of Computer Assisted Reporting’s annual conference.

Roundup events Event Roundup, Feb 23

Event Roundup, Feb 23

Meetups, trainings, and hackathons around the world this week, plus plenty of opportunities for you to pitch proposals to upcoming events.

Learning data Consider the Boolean

Consider the Boolean

The challenge of using binary data structures in a complicated world.

Roundup events Event Roundup, Feb 17

Event Roundup, Feb 17

A week full of deadlines: SND competition and SNDMakes application, ONA-Poynter Women’s Leadership Academy, and NICAR Lightning Talks voting.

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