Tag: open data

by Cathy O'Neil

This all began at Joe’s Coffee on the Columbia University campus one morning last spring. Mark Hansen was then teaching journalism students who didn’t know much about data or computing. I was working with engineers and skilled data people, who didn’t understand how important storytelling is to problem-solving, especially because different choices, which might seem minute [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich resigns as CEO, leaves foundation board (Kara Swisher / Re/code) 2. Leaked NSA documents will be stored in public database (Adrianne Jeffries / The Verge) 3. Turkey lifts Twitter ban after court ruling (Ozge Ozbilgin & Orhan Coskun / Reuters) 4. European Parliament passes strong net neutrality law, major roaming [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The New York Times is building a new TimesMachine (Nieman Lab) 2. Publishers try a different kind of pay wall, unlocked by watching web video (AdAge) 3. Journalists quit Trinidad paper in press freedom crisis (Guardian) 4. Months after settlement, retailers start cutting Penguin e-book prices (paidContent) 5. Charter CEO pushes cable consolidation (WSJ) [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Google+ users spent about 7 minutes there in March (Mashable) 2. Many air passengers never turn off electronics, says survey (NYT) 3. Who said what about the White House’s executive order on open data? (E Pluribus Unum) 4. Apple wins trademark case over ‘iBooks’ (GigaOm) 5. Politico to test pay wall in 6 states [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Digital Public Library of America delays debut in wake of marathon bombing (The Chronicle of Higher Education) 2. Twitter, discovery, and the problem of simplicity (AllThingsD) 3. Study shows newspaper readers are engaged, but local papers need to do more on mobile (PaidContent.org) 4. The tiny news startup that crashed the Pulitzer Prizes (Forbes) [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Dish launches $25.5 billion bid for Sprint (WSJ) 2. Why Vine is ripe for comedy (Mashable) 3. More cracks in television’s business model (NYT) 4. Options grow for letting you hide your data (GigaOm) 5. When news orgs move from brands to platforms for talent (Nieman) 6. Great long-form journalism, just clicks away (NPR) [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Confirmed: Elsevier has bought Mendeley for $69-$100 million to expand its open, social education data efforts (TechCrunch)   2. Blogging in the 21st-century classroom (Edutopia)   3. Steve Coll surprises Columbia J-school faculty with talk of a two-year program (Capital)   4. Coursera announces revenues from accredited certificate program (Inside Higher Ed) 5. The [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How much work Twitter is too much? (The Awl) 2. “Why I admire the OC register, even though I disagree with almost everything they’re doing” (PaidContent.org) 3. Dan Gillmor says journalists are uninformed about who controls the platforms they publish on (Nieman) 4. Swartz death inspires expanded effort to liberate pay walled court docs [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Sexism ‘public shaming’ via Twitter leads to two getting fired (including the shamer) (Forbes) 2. Sources: Federal Communications Commission Chair to step down (Politico) 3. American news consumers have gained the world but lost their backyards (The Atlantic) 4. How Brown Moses exposed Syrian arms trafficking from his front room (The Guardian) 5. Want [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Stop making fun of the Washington Post’s blogger job and start applying for it (Slate) 2. Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In: Women in tech and news share their views (Guardian) 3. YouTube now has 1 billion monthly users (Mashable) 4. Why Matthew Keys is not ‘the next Aaron Swartz’ (Washington Post) 5. Why no one [...] more »