Tag: journalist-programmer

by Rich Gordon

Back in December, as a team of Medill students (including the first two Knight News Challenge "programmer-journalists") was developing the News Mixer project, I wrote an IdeaLab post called "The Revolution in Social Software is Finally Here." It captured my thoughts based on my experience of working with the students on the News Mixer project, […] more »

by Rich Gordon

Eight computer science students and 11 journalism master’s students — including the third "programmer-journalist" scholarship winner, whose Medill journalism education was paid through a Knight News Challenge grant — are putting the finishing touches on five innovative new products that combine journalism and technology. One product is a tool for working reporters, one is a […] more »

by Rich Gordon

If you’ve been following my posts to this blog, you know that I’m always interested in exploring ways to connect journalists and technology professionals. The Knight News Challenge "programmer-journalist" scholarships are one approach. So is the idea of a "computational journalism" conference like the one held last year at Georgia Tech. (Early indications are that […] more »

by Rich Gordon

So what happens when people with computer programming backgrounds are part of the same journalism class with more traditional students? Liza Kaufman Hogan, a former CNN.com senior producer, found out this spring when she taught the introductory new media journalism class at the Medill School of Journalism. The class, "Interactive Techniques," revolves around blogging. Students […] more »

by Rich Gordon

Today I’m publishing a guest post from Ryan Mark, one of the first two journalist-programmers attending the Medill School of Journalism on a Knight News Challenge scholarship. Ryan is a 2004 graduate of Augustana College, where he earned a BA in computer science. He later served as technology director for ZapTel Corp., a company that […] more »