Tag: northwestern university

by Alex Duner

This post originally appeared on Northwestern University Knight Lab’s blog. Just in time for last month’s Online News Association Conference, Knight Lab announced the launch of JuxtaposeJS, a lightweight, easy-to-use, image comparison tool. Any product launch is exciting, and I’m excited to see how journalists use JuxtaposeJS to tell stories. But from a personal perspective […] more »

by Rich Gordon

Why did the Washington Post become the first media company to invest in a Northwestern University program to educate computer programmers in journalism? "It comes down to credibility," said Greg Franczyk, who helped arrange the partnership with Northwestern’s Medill School and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to offer scholarships to computer programmers […] more »

by Rich Gordon

Here’s a recipe for innovation: Start with an interesting problem in journalism, media or publishing. Catch some journalism students. Mix in some computer science students. Mold into interdisciplinary teams. Stick in the oven for 11 weeks and see what happens. For three years now, Northwestern University has offered classes in which journalism and computer science […] more »

by Rich Gordon

CongressionalPrimaries.org, the first major initiative of the Knight News Innovation Laboratory, went live officially this week. The site demonstrates several technologies that enhance coverage of this year’s congressional primary elections in Illinois — while also providing components that publishers can incorporate into their own websites between now and the March 20 primary election. There are […] more »

by Rich Gordon

The Knight News Innovation Laboratory at Northwestern University is seeking a director of software engineering and several developers interested in working on software that improves the quality, accessibility or distribution of local news and information. The Knight Lab, supported by a four-year, $4.2 million grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, is […] more »

by Rich Gordon

When a Knight News Challenge grant made it possible to award journalism scholarships to people with backgrounds in computer science, no one — not even the first scholarship applicants — knew what career opportunities would be available to “programmer-journalists.” Five Knight scholars will graduate from Medill in December. Here’s the second of a series of […] more »

by Rich Gordon

When a Knight News Challenge grant made it possible to award journalism scholarships to people with backgrounds in computer science, no one — not even the first scholarship applicants — knew what career opportunities would be available to “programmer-journalists.” One of the first two Knight scholars wrote a guest post for Idea Lab suggesting eight […] more »