Tag: new york

by Jeremy Caplan

Twenty Tow-Knight Entrepreneurial Journalism fellows recently presented their startups during our fifth annual Demo Week. The projects ranged from newsroom training services to niche reporting platforms, from immersive podcasts to mobile products for underserved communities. Here’s a sampling of their summaries: Flying Content will adapt and create location-enhanced content for mobile, wearables, and smart cars. […] more »

by Heather Martino

New York City is home to a more than 1,000 new tech companies that host daily events, workshops, classes and conferences. Thanks to the Bloomberg administration’s Made in NY initiative, there’s never been a better time for a journalist to cover Silicon Alley and get involved in the burgeoning startup scene. Recognizing the strong connection […] more »

by A. Adam Glenn

The wreckage of Superstorm Sandy, which a year ago blew through the East Coast of the United States, was not limited to the dozens of lives it took or the tens of billions in property damage it cost. Sandy also left behind a news media puzzling over how to provide sustained coverage of a complex, […] more »

by Rodrigo Davies

Sam Jacoby, a master’s student in the High-Low Tech research group at the MIT Media Lab, contributed to this report. “Our job is to get government used to the idea of failing.” Nigel Jacobs’ New Urban Mechanics team at Boston’s City Hall has piloted several successful projects since its launch in 2010, from video game-inspired […] more »

by Gail Robinson

Over the last several months, Gotham Gazette has made major strides on its Councilpedia project, which will help New Yorkers keep tabs on their local officials and share their knowledge with others. Over the last year, the project has evolved and — we think — improved from our original plan. Currently we have a pilot […] more »

by David Sasaki

Liberia was afforded a rare glimpse of international media attention this week when United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited the capital Monrovia and Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. Photo of Ellen Sirleaf-Johnson and Hillary Clinton by Glenna Gordon Glenna Gordon, a Monrovia-based American journalist who was involved in a training workshop for Liberian bloggers, […] more »