Tag: New York Times

by Ryan Thornburg

This post originally appeared on The Future of News. One of the most important attributes of data driven journalism is that it scales, and the primary goal of my OpenRural, Open N.C. and data dashboard projects has been to democratize data so that we start seeing the same types of reporting and presentation in small [...] more »

by Josh Stearns

This post originally appeared on the Local News Lab. Recently the New York Times introduced their NYT Now mobile news app. In an effort to hook new subscribers they teamed up with Starbucks, offering Starbucks rewards members a 12-week free trial of NYT Now. The Times already offers Starbucks customers access to free articles when [...] more »

by Ryan Thornburg

The Russian punk band Pussy Riot must have done something really bad to merit a possible seven years in prison, I figured. Finding all descriptions of their behavior to be filled with euphemism, I wanted to see their offensive behavior myself. Who do you turn to when you want to see the world as it [...] more »

by Dan Sinker

Four news partners that will host 2013 Knight-Mozilla Fellows recently made their pitch for why they’re involved with the Knight-Mozilla Fellowship program, what they’re hoping to do with their fellows, and why applying to become one may be the best thing you do this week. Aron Pilhofer outlines an ambitious vision for the New York [...] more »

by Dan Sinker

As the deadline to apply to become a 2013 Knight-Mozilla Fellow approaches, there’s one question often comes up: Why would I want to work as a developer in the newsroom? There are all sorts of reasons—from being in the room when news breaks, to working with a community of people creating the future of an [...] more »

by Ryan Thornburg

If conversations around digital journalism have been dominated by anything in the first quarter of 2012, it’s probably been about subscriptions, also known as pay walls. Walls are going up at the L.A. Times and Gannett papers, and getting higher at The New York Times. And the editor of The Guardian asked his readers, “What [...] more »

by Matt Stempeck

The standard U.S. Food and Drug Administration nutrition label is well-known here in the United States because it is both consistent (for better or worse) and ubiquitous: You’ll find it on almost all packaged foods, excluding certain foods like fresh meat (until 2012) and fresh-baked goods (creating an opening in the market for cupcake detectives). [...] more »

by Dan Pacheco

Last week, BookBrewer had the great honor to be chosen by The Huffington Post, which used our platform to create and distribute its first e-book: “A People’s History of the Great Recession” by Arthur Delaney. They’re already working on their second, “How We Won: Progressive Lessons from the Repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”  by [...] more »

by Martin Moore

Ludwig Wittgenstein, poker lover The International Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC) has just launched rNews, a consistent, machine-readable way of expressing news metadata in RDFa (a linked data language). This post explains some of the differences between rNews and hNews and why, if you publish news on the web, you ought to be using one or the [...] more »

by David Cohn

From the launch of Spot.Us, I’ve always said the following: Anyone can tackle the crowdfunded journalism model. In fact, NPR could do it tomorrow and blow me out of the water. It’s just about being transparent and giving up control over how donation money gets spent. This model would have more success at the national [...] more »