Tag: public access

by Tony Shawcross

In 2008, the Open Media Foundation (then Deproduction) received a $380,000 Knight News Challenge award, and it was a major turning-point for our organization. We added staff, formed new partnerships, and maintained a level of growth that had us approximately double in size each year over our first five years after forming in 2004. The […] more »

by Tony Shawcross

For most of us, it’s clear that there are a few social costs that we can’t rely on the market to cover. Most of us, for example, want to ensure that a child born into poverty has access to a good education, even though that child and his/her family could not afford to pay for […] more »

by Tony Shawcross

With two months remaining in the first half of our Knight-funded Open Media Project, we’ve got a busy few weeks ahead. Last month, we brought many of Drupal’s top video and media developers together with the staff from the 7 OMP Beta-Test sites for the Open Media Camp in Denver. Next week, we’re presenting the […] more »

by Tony Shawcross

Goal 1: Staffing. Our first goal for the Deproduction / Denver Open Media project was to establish the development team. In June, we hired long-time contractor Brian Hiatt, as well as his partner/designer Sharee Dierringer, merging their Drupal development shop, Civic Pixel, into the Deproduction Family. We also posted our Developer Job Opening and with […] more »

by JD Lasica

I’m on an open API kick here at IdeaLab, so here’s the second of three entries on the potential of application programming interface for news organizations. (I’ll post a final video interview on Monday.) This is a way to give the public true access to public records. Oddly, that rarely happens now, with media organizations […] more »