Learning Why Journalism Students Don’t Learn CS
Opportunities overfloweth in journalism code—so why aren’t more journalism students signing up for computer science classes? Lindsey Cook reports back on a year of research.
Learning Audio in the Browser: Horrors and Joys
On the web, audio has never received the wide browser support that images and videos have enjoyed. What gives? What’s next?
Learning 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.
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How NPR’s picture stories have changed—and the design principles and iterative work behind all the changes.
The Census Bureau’s population counts make trends in household makeup easy to track. All you need are two things: an understanding of how the Census asks Americans about households and relationships, and where to find the right tables amid the haystack of tabulations. That’s what this post aims to help you with.
Jake Harris on data visualization, empathy, and representing people with dots
D’Vera Cohn on Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Marriage Data But Were Afraid to Ask
Jeremy Merrill and Ken Schwencke explore the fine art of anticipating and catching errors while wrangling the eccentricities of US elections data.
Michael Maciag‘s walk-through of this under-utilized goldmine.
Emily Alpert Reyes on how to find promising needles in Census haystacks.
Jake Harris reverse-engineers Twee-Q to evaluate its use of data (and see if his ratio is as disappointing as Twee-Q says it is)
Jonathan Stray on how to protect yourself, your sources, and your scoop on sensitive stories
Jonathan Stray on what every single person in your news org should be doing to secure the newsroom.
Matt Waite thinks epistemology (and a little fake software) could save journalism—here’s why.
Zoe Fraade-Blanar on why and how good interaction design thinks about users.
Ronald Campbell on using census data to find facts in a world of speculation
Melody Kramer on how a user-centered design process and attention to newsroom culture can make or break your internal tools.