Session 4: New Formats for Presenting Information and Stories

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. Storify is a new service that 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. 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.

Ultra Knowledge
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

Julian Burgess – Moving towards realtime
Etherpad (Google Wave like, bought by Google but still available as source code)

Algorithmic page optimisation
Google News

4 thoughts on “Session 4: New Formats for Presenting Information and Stories

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  3. Storify klinkt heel interessant maar ik vind het wel jammer dat de site niet duidelijker vertelt wat het precies is. Ik heb me dus maar aangemeld voor het vervolg…

    1. Ja, helaas nog in private beta. We kregen tijdens de dag een korte demo en het lijkt een mooie tool om verhalen rondom een onderwerp vanuit verschillende sociale media platformen op één plek bij elkaar te halen. Ik heb me dus ook aangemeld :)

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