Dan Sinker heads up the Knight-Mozilla OpenNews project for Mozilla. From 2008-2011 he taught in the journalism department at Columbia College Chicago where he focused on entrepreneurial journalism and the mobile web. He is the author of the popular @MayorEmanuel twitter account and was the founding editor of the influential underground culture magazine Punk Planet until its closure in 2007.
Dan’s work on Source
- Five Years, What a Surprise
- How We Made Nu Source
- Lessons from the ProPublica/OpenNews Popup News Apps Team
- Source launches Oct. 16
Articles by Dan
Lessons from the ProPublica/OpenNews Popup News Apps Team
Process, Realistic Expectations, and Building a Team in Two DaysPosted on
More things learned about process, expectations, and how to build a functioning team in two days, from Dan Sinker and the 2014 OpenNews Fellows.
US Shutdown Scuttles Data
The US Government Shutdown has affected federal feeds from Mars to the Census—how news developers are adapting and collaboratingPosted on
As the government shutdown grinds into its third day, many news developers, civic data hackers, and open gov activists are starting to feel the hurt due to the suspension of most government data feeds, APIs, and websites. How they’re adapting and collaborating to fill the gaps of the shutdown.
2012 in Review: Dan Sinker
Interactive features, essential code & a collaborative handbookPosted on
Dan Sinker, head of Knight-Mozilla OpenNews, gets a year-in-review post in under the wire.