Tag: open data

by Mark Headd

This guest post is an expanded version of a talk Mark Headd gave recently at the Code for America Summit. The video from the talk is embedded at the bottom. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. “The future is already here — it’s just not evenly distributed.” –William Gibson. The Economist, December 4, 2003 [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. New York Times internal report painted dire digital picture (Myles Tanzer / BuzzFeed) 2. Free Press’ Timothy Karr on protecting net neutrality (92nd Street Y) 3. FCC votes for Internet “fast lanes” but could change its mind later (Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica) 4. Europe: Digital companies demand new Google anti-trust probe (Channel NewAsia) [...] more »

by Meredith Broussard

For the third installment of her Educational Thought Leader series, Arcadia University education professor Kira J. Baker-Doyle and I had a conversation about a data journalism project that uses big data to uncover inequality in Philadelphia public schools. Baker-Doyle is the author of The Networked Teacher: How New Teachers Build Social Networks for Professional Support. Our [...] more »

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 »