Tag: mozilla

by Dan Sinker

This week, as part of our search for our 2015 Knight-Mozilla Fellows, who spend 10 months writing open code in the newsroom, we have asked others that develop in the newsroom why they do what they do. The answers — we highlighted a couple in a previous post — are still flowing in, but we […] more »

by Dan Sinker

In less than a month, on August 16, the search for our 2015 Knight-Mozilla Fellows will come to a close. Knight-Mozilla Fellows do amazing work — they spend 10 months embedded in newsrooms writing code to help solve journalistic problems — but they don’t do that work alone. When you become a Knight-Mozilla Fellow, you […] more »

by Desiree Everts

The Knight Foundation has announced the winners of a new round of its News Challenge, which focused on strengthening the Internet. Nineteen innovators will receive a portion of the total award of about $3.46 million. As online censorship continues to grow, the tools and platforms to help people continue to access the Internet freely and […] more »

by Dan Sinker

Community is at the core of what we do at Knight-Mozilla OpenNews—helping to build and strengthen the community of people writing code in journalism. And community is a big part of what has made Mozilla successful—the global community of contributors that has helped to build the Firefox web browser. Community is also at the core […] more »

by Desiree Everts

In yet another twist in the winding Net neutrality battle, the FCC recently announced it plans to recraft rules to preserve open access to the Internet. So it seems now is as good a time as any to look at how to strengthen the free and open web — which is precisely the aim of […] more »

by Dan Sinker

“How can we help?” When I first joined OpenNews (at the time it was called the Knight-Mozilla News Technology Partnership — a mouthful to be sure), I asked that question a lot. If I was in a room with news developers, it was one of the first things out of my mouth. If I was […] more »

by Dan Sinker

Data is a buzzword nowadays. Whether it’s sifting Big Data to influence business, or the promise of Open Data to transform government, or Data Analytics winning elections, data is constantly in the news. But one thing that gets glossed over in all the buzz is that data is hard. Really, really hard. One of the […] more »

by Phillip Smith

> “The Knight-Mozilla News Technology Partnership is all about producing kick-ass open-source code, recipes, and ideas to solve real problems, in real newsrooms, with real teams. We do this by tapping into communities of journalists and developers, and getting them to design, invent, and learn with us. And also by deploying fellows into news organizations […] more »

by Phillip Smith

Over the next four weeks, a very interesting experiment is going to unfold. The most exciting part about it is that it’s entirely open source: You can observe it, interact with it, and improve it. We’re calling this experiment the “learning lab.” It’s the second stage of the [Knight-Mozilla News Technology Partnership](https://drumbeat.org//journalism/), which kicked off […] more »

by Mark Surman

Recently, we’ve seen a huge change in video online. The advent of web native video makes it possible to mash up moving images with social media, tie clips to data from across the web or, more simply, create simple transcript-based interfaces for navigating long pieces of video. Yet, despite these capabilities, we’ve seen almost nothing in […] more »