KPCC developed a news app to track fires in California last summer. Chris Keller explains how, and what they’ve learned since.
At the Los Angeles Times, a design-editorial-programming team has resurrected the spirit of the beloved, out-of-print California Cookbook as a new website collecting hundreds of recipes from the Times Test Kitchen. In our Q&A, the project’s editor, designer, and lead programmer share their goals and challenges, and offer a peek at the site’s building blocks and planned future.
The Center for Investigative Reporting continues their work visualizing Department of Veterans Affairs’ data. Here, they discuss their development process.
The Texas Tribune’s Travis Swicegood explains how his organization handled a massive, unexpected wave of traffic when they became the only news organization closely covering the SB 5 filibuster in Texas.
Derek Willis mines government mobile apps to liberate data and issues a call to arms for collaboration.
The NYT’s Tiff Fehr on figuring out what Olympics fans expected and how her team made them happy.
Google Journalism Fellowship deadline is this week. This weekend, learning with Code with me and hacking with the Sunlight Foundation and Digital Democracy.
Chase Davis breaks down his fec-standardizer project and explains where it’s going next.
Dan Sinker, head of Knight-Mozilla OpenNews, gets a year-in-review post in under the wire.
The AP’s Shazna Nessa breaks down five breakthrough design developments and news features from 2012.
Ryan Pitts breaks down the recipe for a holiday lights map app, with special nods to artisanal admin interfaces and full-screen BoyerMaps.
Immigration hackathon this weekend in Los Angeles and an intro programming training tonight.
At MozFest today in London, OpenNews led a 70-person session on election-related news apps and tools.
This weekend is the Mozilla Festival in London. It’s one of many events over the next month.
Upcoming events for news developers online and in Europe, Latin America, and Malaysia.
How the WNYC data team turned California’s live elections data into an embeddable map based on a
How the Washington Post’s development team cleaned the data and built an app to support a 15-month investigation into DC homicide cases.
An interview with Sisi Wei, co-founder of Code with me, an introductory two-day programming workshop for journalists.