Tag: Northwestern

by Nicole Zhu

This post originally appeared on Northwestern University Knight Lab’s blog. With code sometimes you have to run before you can walk. Tutorials and W3Schools are great for learning the basics, but at some point you just have to open a blank window in Sublime Text, focus on a project and start writing code from scratch. [...] more »

by Shelly Tan

This post originally appeared on Northwestern University Knight Lab’s blog. Learning a new programming language is both the most exciting and the most humbling experience. For me, that language has recently been Python, which I’ve been learning over these last few months. And as every coder knows, the best way to learn a language is [...] more »

by Anushka Patil

Recently, 30 journalism and computer science students in Northwestern’s Collaborative Innovation in Journalism and Technology class presented nine new media prototypes. The prototypes, developed in a 10-week quarter, cater to various audiences in the media equation — tools for journalists, software for publishers, and applications that could be useful or fun for media consumers. Occasionally, [...] more »

by Ryan Graff

This post was written by Ryan Graff of the Knight News Innovation Lab and originally appeared on the Lab’s blog. The Knight Lab recently hosted its third and final Chicago Crime Hack with an event at the Cibola co-working space in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. We drew our largest crowd yet, got to meet a ton [...] more »

by Miranda Mulligan

This post was written by Miranda Mulligan, executive director of the Knight News Innovation Lab, and originally appeared on the the Knight Lab blog. A significant portion of the Knight Lab team was fortunate enough to join the Mozilla Festival in London, November 9-12. This incredible event, hosted by the Mozilla Foundation, is in its [...] more »

by Rich Gordon

World leaders, diplomats and hundreds of journalists — as well as protesters with a wide range of grievances — are coming to Chicago this week because of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit. NATOinChicago.com, a new project from the Knight News Innovation Laboratory at Northwestern University, aims to help people make sense of what’s [...] more »

by Rich Gordon

A timeline is one of the most useful and versatile storytelling forms, suitable for everything from “tick tock” accounts that unfold over a short period of time to events that unfold over decades, centuries or millennia. But the tools available to journalists to create online, interactive timelines just haven’t been very good. Generally, storytellers have [...] more »

by Vincent Stehle

Editors’ note: This is a guest post by Knight Foundation consultant Vincent Stehle. His full bio is included at the end of the piece. In late 2009, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation invited me to explore the creation of one or more innovation labs for the improvement and promotion of digital media [...] more »

by Rich Gordon

The Knight News Innovation Laboratory at Northwestern University, whose mission is to “accelerate media innovation” in the Chicago region and beyond, is seeking an executive director. The lab, supported by a four-year, $4.2 million grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, is part of the Medill-McCormick Center for Innovation in Technology, Media [...] more »

by Rich Gordon

If you want to follow the news, the web has a lot to offer: a wide variety of information sources, powerful search tools, and no shortage of sites where people can voice their opinions. At the same time, though, the web can be overwhelming. Hundreds of links turn up in a Google search. Relevant information [...] more »