Stijn DeBrouwere: Information Architecture for News
We’re not using the implicit structure of news articles to inform the readers.
Burt Herman – Hacking the News
Applying computer science to journalism
The story as data.
Standard in computer science: Object-oriented programming and model-view-controller (MVC), but how to apply it to a story? Dissect the story: headline, lede, quote, background, analysis – standard news items.Â Storify is a new service thatÂ pulls in different elements from social media to tell stories. Giving tools to curators to pull together social media bits to tell a story. Pingback the user they are in a story.Â MVC is used to plot the elements in different views, or on a timeline. A new type of journalism, geekily called: Object oriented journalism in contrast to standard content management systems that focus on flat text.
TweetWall, also shows chronological view of an event on Twitter, instead of the reverse-chronological view that a search will serve you.
NewsWall, the iconic way to browse the news.
Critique from New York Times: Flattening of editorial decision making