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.
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
Article Series - Data-Driven Journalism
- Data-Driven Journalism: Status and Outlook
- Jonathan Gray: Open Data and Data Driven Journalism
- Lorenz Matzat: Weatherstations
- Richard Rogers: Lippmannian Device
- Simon Rogers – Free our Data: The Guardian Approach
- Frank van Ham (IBM) – Data Visualization in Journalism
- Session 3: Storytelling with Data
- Session 4: New Formats for Presenting Information and Stories