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Strongbox uses Tor, and the coding savvy of Aaron Swartz, to help sources communicate more securely with the New Yorker. Its release today inspired a big reaction from the journalism code community.
This weekend, Code with me comes to Austin and lo-fi hacking in Chile.
Learning about Tor in South Africa, hacking in India, and last chance to pitch your ideas for the Online News Association conference.
Harvesting data in Belgium and talking transparency in DC this weekend. Plus, session suggestions for the Online News Association conference due Tuesday.
The last month has brought us a spate of fresh news apps, updated and brand-new tools for journalist-developers, thoughtful analytical write-ups, and coverage of events.
After the bombings during last week’s Boston Marathon, newsrooms in the US and UK produced interactive maps and features to help their readers understand the locations and chronologies of the bombings themselves, the ensuing medical treatment of victims, and the hunt for the bombers—and in the days that followed, to collect and communicate the stories of the victims.
Journalists gather in Italy this week, while Hacks/Hackers chapters hold meetups on balloon mapping and HTML 5, plus a cryptoparty.
Events around the world this week: Spain, UK, and around the U.S.(not just the coasts).
Today, John Keefe will teach data visualization basics in New Jersey. This week, the Global Editors Network Editors’ Lab heads to Cairo.
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.)
One week left to think of your entry for the Knight News Challenge. Plus, lots of Hacks/Hackers meetups worldwide.
Conference season is gearing up: Last week NICAR, this week SXSW Interactive.
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.
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.
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.