Tag: documentcloud

by Rich Gordon

In the community of media and journalism innovators, it is commonly accepted that releasing software with an open-source license is the best way to maximize the chance that others will use your code. Yet, by any measure, the vast majority of open-source software goes nowhere. That’s why we’ve spent some time at Knight Lab trying […] more »

by Ted Han

We have a lot of projects going on at DocumentCloud, and to serve those goals, we’re looking for others to join us! For those who may be unfamiliar with our project, we’ve included the full details below. DocumentCloud is a web-based platform allowing journalists to upload, analyze, annotate, and publish primary source documents. We want […] more »

by Jarrel Wade

In May, I published a story which described how the Tulsa Police Department in Oklahoma purchased millions of dollars of under-powered and under-tested computer hardware, resulting in a multitude of problems. Emails showed complaints from the field in which officers were unable to get basic police information about dangerous calls when they were en route […] more »

by Ryan Thornburg

As much as the long-term success of the OpenRural project depends on technology and open records, it also depends on having enough reporters in rural communities who appreciate the journalistic power of data, but also know how to harness it correctly to tell stories and deliver reliable, relevant information to their communities. I’ve just finished […] more »

by Mark Horvit

Last week, DocumentCloud received a complaint seeking the removal of a collection of emails posted by journalists with the Australian Financial Review. The emails involved a News Corp. subsidiary called NDS, which hired a law firm to try to have the documents pulled from public view. This kind of thing is rare, but it happens. […] more »

by Jonathan Stray

Reporting on an incident where private security contractors fired at civilians in Iraq is one thing, but reporting on all such incidents is something else entirely. That’s the situation we were faced with when, in reporting on the role of private security firms in Iraq, we wanted to analyze 4,500 pages of recently declassified material […] more »

by Desiree Everts

Click here to read the whole series It’s been an eventful year on MediaShift’s Idea Lab, marked by mergers, beta releases and site redesigns for the many innovators in digital media. This past year also saw the Knight Foundation announce 16 winners of its News Challenge contest, up from 12 grantees in 2010 — and […] more »

by Ted Han

[DocumentCloud](http://www.documentcloud.org) visited London at the beginning of November for [the Mozilla Festival](https://mozillafestival.org/). This year’s festival focused on media, freedom and the web. DocumentCloud, a catalog of primary source documents and a tool for annotating, organizing and publishing them on the web, fit comfortably alongside a variety of interesting participants and projects from the [news space](https://mozillafestival.org/2011/09/28/flow-media/), […] more »

by Amanda Hickman

I hopped down to New Orleans this week, to tell even more journalists about DocumentCloud, a catalog of primary source documents and a tool for annotating, organizing and publishing them on the web, and had the opportunity to sit down with The Lens’ Ariella Cohen and Steve Beatty. Steve is doing some great work on […] more »

by Amanda Hickman

As DocumentCloud settles into our comfy, new home in Missouri, we’re quite pleased to welcome Ted Han aboard as our new lead developer. Though our prior lead developer, Jeremy Ashkenas, has moved to a full-time position at The New York Times, he continues to be an active and enthusiastic contributor to DocumentCloud’s open-source tools and […] more »