Big week for OpenNews: we opened up applications for 2014 Knight-Mozilla Fellows today and we’re hacking in Boston this weekend. Also this week, hack events in Romania, Chile, and France.
Your Hospital may be Hazardous to Your Health is an interactive web presentation on the widespread danger of in-hospital injury, built in a single week by PBS Frontline, ProPublica, and Ocupop.
Shazna Nessa explains visual literacy and why it’s critical for data visualizers to take it seriously.
The first ever OpenVis Conf, held last month in Cambridge, MA, was jam-packed with excellent talks. All the talks are now online, and we’ve pulled out a selection of special interest to people working in and around journalism.
Matt Waite explains his drought sensor project and breaks down the promise of sensor journalism.
DataBootCamp in Bolivia this week and municipal data hacking in Johannesburg on Saturday.
The Chicago MigraHack, held earlier this month, focused on the use of technology and open data to produce innovative apps and information tools on immigration and related topics. Nine teams participated, and we spoke with two members of the team that produced Finding Care, winner of the prize for best storytelling with data visualization.
Sean McDade reinvents the wheel with the Associated Press Final Four Interactive.
AP Google Scholar and former Trib Apps intern Tyler Fisher breaks down what he and his team got wrong, and what they did right.
Two local ONA chapter meetups this week, and later this June, join Knight-Mozilla OpenNews at MIT.
Lena Groeger‘s lowdown on how to apply classic design principles to your newfangled interactive graphics and apps.
The Center for Investigative Reporting recently released an API of data from the US Department of Veterans Affairs, which it compiled in reporting on a backlog of disability claims.
This weekend is the National Day of Civic Hacking in cities around the U.S. including an event focused on supporting Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts in Rockaway Beach and one focused on immigration in Chicago.
Introducing a very simple content management system from the Tribapps team (and friends).
In early May, Reuters began rolling out previews of its new design for Reuters.com. We checked in with Paul Smalera, Editorial Tools Product Manager and Technology Editor at Reuters.com, who fought his way out from under a stack of redesign-related work to answer our questions.
In our second dispatch from OpenVis Conf, Twitter's Miguel Rios digs into four major options for displaying visualizations on the web.
Ben Welsh on making data journalism work with that time-honored strategy, the news peg
The final Editors’ Lab before the Global Editors Network Conference in June and data hacking in Spain this weekend.
Our first write-up from OpenVis Conf in Cambridge, MA features the opening keynote from Amanda Cox of the New York Times Graphics desk.