Tag: technology

by Amanda Atwood

A key component of Freedom Fone is the software development we will undertake over the next two years. Last weekend Brenda and I met with a handful of people who have experience with open source development projects like those we’ll be undertaking. We got to share our ideas and experiences to date developing the Freedom […] more »

by Amanda Atwood

Brenda and I went to Paris recently for a development launch and brainstorming meeting for Freedom Fone. In addition to picking the brains of a small handful of experts in the field, we thought it would be a good opportunity to have some of our equipment assessed. So in my bag I packed my own […] more »

by Paul Grabowicz

When will we have a software program that makes it as easy to create a video game as iMovie makes creating a video? That’s a question I’ve been asking myself a lot, as we prepare to launch our Remembering 7th Street video game project, something we’ve been working on for nearly three years. We hope […] more »

by Rich Gordon

Today I’m publishing a guest post from Ryan Mark, one of the first two journalist-programmers attending the Medill School of Journalism on a Knight News Challenge scholarship. Ryan is a 2004 graduate of Augustana College, where he earned a BA in computer science. He later served as technology director for ZapTel Corp., a company that […] more »

by Paul Lamb

An interesting piece appeared in the Friday, April 11 edition of the San Francisco Chronicle, calling for a New Deal-like investment by America in youth and technology. The basic argument is that a new generation of technology savvy youth could be put to work leveraging their digital skills to create socially useful tools and engage […] more »

by JD Lasica

We just wound up our Innovation Israel tour of Israel’s tech community, and I’m in awe of the Silicon Valley alpha geeks I traveled with during the week. (Here’s our group blog: Travelinggeeks.com.) Anyone in the media, publishing or tech business should be interested in the software applications and Web 2.0 tools (on the Web […] more »

by Lisa Williams

Massive layoffs with no end in sight. Wave after wave of acquisitions and mergers fueled by the excesses of artificially cheap capital. Widespread fear that an entire industry and its contributions will stall or simply stop. This describes the news industry today, but it also described the high tech industry in the late eighties and […] more »

by Dori J. Maynard

At a recent meeting, a representative from Verizon and a former BET executive were discussing the seeming contradiction between the fact that African American males were early adapters of mobile technology, yet have a very low rate of posting videos on internet sites such as BET.Com and Youtube. BET tested the waters with two experiments. […] more »

by Geoff Dougherty

I wrote a long-ish piece that’s up over at poynter.org about how we organize and manage our crew of three dozen citizen journalists. We’ve had to take some unexpected detours into CRM software, etc., to make sure people and stories don’t fall through the cracks, but it seems to be working fairly well. more »

by Amanda Hickman

We’re knee deep in our second game and I realized that I never came through with my promised recap of our last minute technical decisions on the Garbage Game. For one thing, as I mentioned, we jumped ship from OpenLaszlo in the interest of expedience. As I’ve noted here before, the game design field isn’t […] more »