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Our now-traditional #botweek closing peers inside our metaphors and the fragile magic of the bots we make, use, and love.
Even among the many wonderful World Cup interactives and news apps we saw this year, the NYT’s Spot the Ball was a standout, both in conception and execution. We spoke with the team behind it about the project’s design, world-class Photoshopping, and surprising inspiration.
At the Mozilla Festival last fall, a team from the Broadcasting Board of Governors launched KettleCorn, their fork of the Mozilla video-editing tool Popcorn.
Yesterday, NPR announced that news apps team leader Brian Boyer was assuming a new role as head of the combined news apps/multimedia superteam. Boyer offers the unusual experience of having built out two news apps teams within five years, first at the Chicago Tribune and then at NPR. We spoke with him about his new gig, his path from computer science to journalism, his focus on sound process, and the internal obstacles new teams can face.
Today is Source’s one-year anniversary. To celebrate, we’re kicking off a new series of interviews with news apps and interactive features editors. John Keefe tells us about learning as you go, cicadas, and how the WNYC Data News team came to be.
This week, Hacks/Hackers co-founder Chrys Wu joined the New York Times Developers team as a Developer Advocate.
We sat down with ProPublica’s contributor to the story, Jeff Larson—with an assist from news apps editor Scott Klein—to talk about the tech involved and why the story needed someone from the team affectionately called the news nerds.
In the third of our Knight International Journalism Fellow profiles, Mariano Blejman talks about his upcoming projects.
The second in a series of interviews with Knight International Journalism Fellows.
The first in a series of interviews with Knight International Journalism Fellows.
The For Journalism project aims to create nine brand-new courses for journalists who want to learn how to design and build news applications, and to offer them to individuals and institutions in the fall of 2013.