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A screenshot of True Everywhere launch page.
Street photography of Berlin by Espen Eichhöfer. Originally posted on Through the Cracks.
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by Sandra Proudman

Is street photography illegal in Germany? To find out, Berlin-based street photographer Espen Eichhöfer has appealed a conviction that he invaded a woman’s privacy. The 528 supporters of his project on the Startnext crowdfunding platform want to find out too, so they gave him 18,075 € (roughly $19,850) for legal fees. “I want to find […] more »

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by Alex Duner

This post originally appeared on Northwestern University Knight Lab’s blog. Just in time for last month’s Online News Association Conference, Knight Lab announced the launch of JuxtaposeJS, a lightweight, easy-to-use, image comparison tool. Any product launch is exciting, and I’m excited to see how journalists use JuxtaposeJS to tell stories. But from a personal perspective […] more »

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by Alex Duner

This post originally appeared on Northwestern University Knight Lab’s blog. We’re pleased to announce JuxtaposeJS, a new Knight Lab tool that helps journalists tell stories by comparing two frames, including photos and gifs. JuxtaposeJS is an adaptable storytelling tool and is ideal for highlighting then/now stories that explain slow changes over time (growth of a […] more »

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by Wilson Liévano

Journalist Wilson Liévano spent his 2013 JSK Fellowship year exploring ways to use data animation to tell stories. He created Animated Press, a news animation studio and has produced animations featured by The Guardian, Al-Jazeera and the Wall Street Journal. This month, he will lead free webinars hosted by The Institute for Justice and Journalism […] more »

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by Emily Saltz

Speech-to-text software has gotten pretty mainstream these days. The most common use is voice commands, especially with mobile devices. Many smartphone owners have had the experience of articulating hostilely into a 1-millimeter smartphone microphone, trying — and expecting — to be understood. While there are still enough voice command errors to inspire sites like whysiriwhy.com […] more »

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by Adriano Farano

1989. When the Berlin Wall fell down I was only nine. Yet, I can still remember watching my first newscast while the Cold War was coming to an end. 2010. Steve Jobs announced the iPad in San Francisco — a device that fueled the digital video revolution. When we started working on Watchup we had […] more »

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by Michael Clarke

On my first trip to Iraq in 2005, I remember being very aware of my security situation. At the time, I had not been to hostile environment training, and when I arrived, the hulking South African ex-special forces Personal Protection Officer who was lucky enough to have been assigned to babysitting me for the next […] more »

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by Adriano Farano

Despite what you might have heard, being a tech entrepreneur is not easy. You spend months crafting a product, from design thinking to development, coordinating and encouraging your team. Working hard. Testing. Fighting against bugs — or at least cheering your team on. It’s not easy! And then that moment comes when what you’ve built […] more »

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by Anne Wootton

Our goal at Pop Up Archive is to make audio searchable and build an archive of sound from journalists, oral historians, and media organizations from around the world. Support for Creative Commons licensing is on our 2014 roadmap. But one thing we’ve learned: The vagaries of rights and licensing for digital audio are too complicated for Creative Commons to […] more »

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