A new PDF data extraction tool conceived by Manuel Aristarán and built out in a collaboration between Aristarán, who is a Knight-Mozilla Fellow at La Nación, and Mike Tigas, Fellow at ProPublica, and ProPublica’s Jeremy B. Merrill.
Applications open this week for Code with me: Portland. Plus, National Conference for Media Reform this weekend.
Hacks/Hackers meetups in Rochester, Berlin, and Boston this week. Plus, today is the last day to apply for Grants for Innovation in Development Reporting.
It’s been a fruitful couple of weeks for news apps and people writing about them: this roundup brings a sturdy batch of new features and tools and about twice as many write-ups as usual.
The Knight News Challenge deadline is
today Tuesday at 5pm Eastern Daylight Time. (Due to technical difficulties, the deadline has been extended one day.)
Open Gender Tracker is an open source deployable content analysis service funded by a Knight Foundation Prototype grant. We spoke with its creators about the project’s origins, technical specifications, and possible future in and near newsrooms.
Today, we launched OpenNews Learning, a brand-new kind of awesomeness hosted here on Source. We’re opening with three crunchy case studies from three heavy hitters.
One week left to think of your entry for the Knight News Challenge. Plus, lots of Hacks/Hackers meetups worldwide.
In the third of our Knight International Journalism Fellow profiles, Mariano Blejman talks about his upcoming projects.
Conference season is gearing up: Last week NICAR, this week SXSW Interactive.
Yesterday morning, the ProPublica apps team released a series of documents outlining their coding philosophy, app design and development practices, data validation techniques, and more. We spoke with Scott Klein about how his team’s processes evolved and how they made the time to document it all.
The second in a series of interviews with Knight International Journalism Fellows.
The first in a series of interviews with Knight International Journalism Fellows.
This week, the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting Conference hits Louisville, Kentucky.
Saturday is International Open Data Day, and there may be a hack event near year.
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.
Hacks/Hackers meet this week in Milano and Birmingham. Plus, two news-related iconathons this month.
Yesterday morning, EveryBlock announced its sudden closure by its parent company, NBC. The news developer and civic code worlds reacted with intense sadness and a recognition of the advances made possible by EveryBlock and its founders.
Sha Hwang and I brought together a panel of four experts—Rachel Binx, Mike Bostock, Tom Carden, and Scott Murray—to talk about their processes last month at San Francisco’s General Assembly. Here’s what we learned.
In the last couple of weeks, we’ve seen new apps, new map releases, and plenty of community projects and conversations. In the US, the NICAR convention is around the corner (see Chrys Wu’s preparatory write-up). Also, just about everyone got hacked.