Tyler Fisher

Knight Lab, NPR

Tyler Fisher is a senior news apps developer at POLITICO. Previously, he worked on the NPR Visuals Team and the Northwestern University Knight Lab.

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Tyler’s work on Source


  1. dailygraphics
  2. Lunchbox
  3. Pym
  4. SoundCite


  1. How NPR Transcribes and Fact-Checks the Debates, Live
  2. Introducing Lunchbox
  3. Fellows + Code Convening = New Open Source Tools
  4. All About the dailygraphics Rig from NPR
  5. Introducing Pym
  6. New Work in News Code, Feb. 13th 2014
  7. Lessons of Running My First News Apps Team
  8. How NPR Designed Their Live Elections News App

Articles by Tyler

  1. Introducing Civic: Elections Data Management from POLITICO

    Our new, highly flexible system is midterms-tested and ready for your contributions

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    A walkthrough of our system to manage election data, plus how you can help us build it.

  2. Five Years in News Nerd Careers

    A state-of-the-community roundtable to celebrate Source’s anniversary

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    Marking our five-year anniversary with a community roundtable on what’s changed since we launched.

  3. Subverting the Story Model

    How we broke the story model and remade it to suit the new pace of news—and how you can, too

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    Let’s articulate the problem. There are too many damn Trump stories. The emergence of products like What The Fuck Just Happened Today?, the New York Times’ The Daily and FiveThirtyEight’s TrumpBeat are a clear indication that audiences are clamoring for a more distilled, high-level view of everything happening at once.

  4. How NPR Transcribes and Fact-Checks the Debates, Live

    Behind the scenes of the Visuals team’s most technically complex project yet

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    For the presidential debate season, NPR is providing live transcripts of the debate with embedded fact checks and annotations throughout each debate night. Coordinating the workflow between live transcriptions, live fact-checking, and a live-updating page inside of our CMS was no small undertaking, resulting in what may have been our team’s most complicated technical architecture yet.

  5. Just One Thing: A Year in Review, Part I

    Appreciation of usefulness and bar-raising at the end of a long, complicated year

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    As we did last year, we’ve asked a couple of dozen people from all around the news-nerd community to tell us about one thing—article, feature, app, tool, or something else entirely—that they loved in 2015. This week, we’re publishing their responses, from interactives to project management software. We hope you find here at least one thing that eases your work, inspires new angles on your stories, and helps carry you through to 2016.

  6. Introducing Lunchbox

    A desktop app that makes beautiful images for social media sharing

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    At the OpenNews July 2015 Code Convening, the NPR Visuals Team built and released a desktop app for creating shareable images across social media platforms.

  7. Audio in the Browser: Horrors and Joys

    Tyler Fisher of NPR on the past, present, and future of web audio

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    On the web, audio has never received the wide browser support that images and videos have enjoyed. What gives? What’s next?

  8. Lessons of Running My First News Apps Team

    AP Google Scholar and former Trib Apps intern Tyler Fisher breaks it down

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    AP Google Scholar and former Trib Apps intern Tyler Fisher breaks down what he and his team got wrong, and what they did right.

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