Tag: newsroom

by Jenny Xie

This is the first in a series of Q&As with Knight News Challenge winners who’ve wrapped up their projects. Brian Boyer, currently the news applications editor at NPR, is the project manager of PANDA Project, a Knight News Challenge winner in 2011. I recently interviewed Boyer about the project via email. The following is an [...] 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 Christopher Groskopf

We’re excited to, for the first time, put PANDA into users’ hands! After roughly six months of development, we are releasing our first beta version. This release implements nearly all of our “must have” features. We’ve written several times (1, 2, 3) about specific parts of PANDA in development, but until now haven’t paid much [...] more »

by Ian Bogost

The Cartoonist, our winning entry in the 2010 Knight News Challenge, emerged from two research programs. For the past two years, my research group at the Georgia Institute of Technology has been cataloging and analyzing the burgeoning genre of “newsgames” — videogames about current and past real-world events. That research produced a book, Newsgames, which [...] more »

by Ryan Sholin

I thought about ReportingOn for more than a year before the public beta launched on October 1; I turned the idea over in my head, scrawled back-of-a-napkin sketches, and built several HTML prototypes before I ever got close to building something with dynamic code. While I was going through that process of refining the idea [...] more »

by Amanda Hickman

I was pretty sad when Radio Open Source went off the air, because I thought they were tugging at the loose threads of something interesting, and they never got to properly unravel it. Breaking news and reporters getting leads from the short message service Twitter are interesting phenomena but I don’t think they can create [...] more »

by G. Patton Hughes

This scene took place at the Journalism that Matters conference in DC and it relates to one of those little epiphanies we all wish we experienced more often. It was in one of the breakout sessions at the conference where the future of the media was being discussed. There was one of the blindingly bright [...] more »

by Jay Rosen

I am at the Online News Association annual meeting in Toronto. Listening to some of the speakers at the J-Lab’s workshop, puzzling through the success of some sites and the failure of others, and putting together what I have learned from four years of doing PressThink, the emerging model I see would combine… √ High [...] more »