Tag: washington post

by Dan Sinker

Community is at the core of what we do at Knight-Mozilla OpenNews—helping to build and strengthen the community of people writing code in journalism. And community is a big part of what has made Mozilla successful—the global community of contributors that has helped to build the Firefox web browser. Community is also at the core […] more »

by Adriano Farano

For the past year we’ve worked very hard to redesign the news watching experience by offering all the best news channels in a personal newscast that’s ready when you are. Our partnership with the Washington Post is another step in that direction. Beginning March 13, content from PostTV will become available to Watchup users both […] more »

by Dan Pacheco

As someone who had the benefit of working for the Washington Post at the beginning of its digital transformation, I will never forget how I got the news that the Graham family is selling the paper to Amazon’s Jeff Bezos. It was through a New York Times news alert on Google Glass, which I was […] 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 Mark Follman

Back in late February, Fox News columnist Juan Williams wrote a scathing piece about racial prejudice in the media. Exhibit A was the Washington Post’s coverage of a poll showing that African Americans and Latinos are optimistic about the economy. The Post, Williams charged, had “buried” this good news because it didn’t fit with the […] more »

by Scott Rosenberg

Beginning Monday, every new staff-written article on the Washington Post’s website came with a prominent link labeled “YOUR FEEDBACK: Corrections, suggestions?” One click takes the reader to a form for reporting errors or providing other feedback to the newsroom. This makes the Post the first major U.S. news outlet to heed the call that MediaBugs, […] more »

by Amanda Hickman

Since we last updated readers on DocumentCloud’s progress, we’ve made it much easier to upload a lot of documents at once, and introduced a related documents search that uses data about names and places provided by OpenCalais to find documents that are probably related to the one you’re looking at. We’ve also added a bit […] more »

by Scott Rosenberg

Of this we can be certain: There is no such thing as the intersection of Mozart Place and 16th Street NW. These two Washington, D.C, thoroughfares in the Adams-Morgan area parallel each other. So when people who knew the neighborhood read the Washington Post’s “Crime Scene” post on Aug. 12 about a homicide in the […] more »

by Scott Rosenberg

A lot of virtual ink has already been spilled, by me and others, on the now-infamous Washington Post Public Enemy correction. (If you missed it, the Post ran a correction explaining that a story had “incorrectly said a Public Enemy song declared 9/11 a joke. The song refers to 911, the emergency phone number.” The […] more »

by Lisa Williams

How can technology improve on even the best journalistic work and help journalists hold officials to account? In the first of the News Is Code series, we take a look at the recent Pulitzer won by Dana Priest and Anne Hull of the Washington Post for their series on conditions at the Walter Reed Army […] more »