Tag: tools

by Sandra Ordonez

A few years back, the first digital tsunami hit the journalism world, and I became fascinated with how digital was transforming the field. After conducting more than 350 interviews with diverse journalism experts, it was apparent that journalists saw the new opportunities that the digital world offered, but felt that they and journalism departments lacked the […] more »

by Mathew Lippincott

This article was co-written by Olivia Everett, Butte site coordinator for Public Laboratory.   As a newcomer to Butte, Mont., and as a grassroots mapper, I’ve learned a lot about a neighborhood’s memories of itself, and the role that mapping can play in reasserting a human-scale sense of place. My experience here has since led […] more »

by Nicola Hughes

As part of the Knight News Challenge entry, we at ScraperWiki said we would roll out Journalism Data Camps across the U.S. We had done what we called “Hacks and Hackers Hack Day“ events across the U.K. and Ireland, bringing journalists and coders together. This happened at the same time as HacksHackers in the U.S. […] more »

by Kristofs Blaus

Some say that the last place where true democracy existed were the city-states of Ancient Greece. They had it all: Direct communication between citizens and public officials, complete transparency, minimal corruption. Time passed and the population increased dramatically, which in part meant that public officials fell out of touch with the people who put them […] more »

by JD Lasica

Visualization tool: ManyEyes from JD Lasica on Vimeo. At the Future of Civic Media conference at the MIT Media Lab in June, one of the best presentations came from the co-creator of Many Eyes. Fernanda B. Viegas, research staff member of IBM’s Visual Communication Lab in Cambridge, described some of the uses for this visualization […] more »

by Dan Gillmor

I’ve been advising a San Francisco startup, Flowgram, where Abhay Parekh and his team have come up with a novel Web 2.0 idea.  It’s a system that lets you guide someone through several websites or pages, showing various items — but where the pages and links stay “live” for the user. Here’s a smart one by […] more »

by Dan Gillmor

For the past several years I’ve been involved in a variety of projects ranging from education to startups. All have involved collaboration, and in most cases the people involved were not in a single location. One tool has risen above the others for helping keep projects running smoothly. It’s called Basecamp, an online collaborative-organizing system, […] 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 JD Lasica

A few months back I proposed a project to the Knight News Challenge around community media tools. In a nutshell, the thought was to start a project to provide publishers, editors and developers at community media/citizen media sites with a suite of social media tools to enable a much richer degree of participation by the […] more »