Jacob Kaplan-Moss

28 items tagged “journalism”

📌 How SB Nation Published Their Daniel Holtzclaw Story - Deadspin

I want to see SB Nation’s postmortem before I make any firm judgements. But this account makes a ton of sense, given what I’ve seen from SB Nation, the press’s general blind spots around rape, and Longform fetishism. #

📌 Quartz/bad-data-guide

“An exhaustive reference to problems seen in real-world data along with suggestions on how to resolve them.” #

📌 Scraping for Journalism: A Guide for Collecting Data - ProPublica

Really not just “for journalism” — this series (five parts plus an intro) is a wonderful introduction to ways of extracting data from hard-to-process places. A perfect resource for those just starting down the scraping journey, but there’s also some cool tricks for the experienced. #

📌 Longform.org

Collecting some of the best long-form journalism available on the web. With bonus Instapaper integration! #

📌 The key lesson I learned building PolitiFact: Demos, not memos | mattwaite.com

I have an enormous amount of respect for folks like Matt who can just shut up and Get Shit Done. Every minute spent thinking about the “best” or “right” way to do something is a minute you haven’t spent actually building it. Matt’s completely right: building a demo is the best way to prove an idea, even if the only audience for the demo is you. #

📌 The Future of Newspapers: Bill James on Newspapers

Bil James: “We’re back to 1836 now, in a sense; everybody who wants to has his own ”newspaper“, and it’s tough to know who is good and who is reliable and who isn’t, but the same processes are still running. The blogs will get bigger; the good ones are hiring a second helper and a third and fourth, and we’ll spend a century or more sorting things out and re-creating the market. It’s hard, but it’s not a bad thing. It’s a good thing.” #

📌 Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable « Clay Shirky

If you work in or around journalism, you need to read this essay. Every word. “Round and round this goes, with the people committed to saving newspapers demanding to know “If the old model is broken, what will work in its place?” To which the answer is: Nothing. Nothing will work. There is no general model for newspapers to replace the one the internet just broke.” #

📌 Home | Citizen Media Law Project

Free (CC-licensed) legal advice for citizen media creators. #

📌 Mirror, Mirror on the Wall - Errol Morris Blog - NYTimes.com

Errol Morris interviews the the head photo editors of the AP, AFP, and Reuters, asking each to pick iconic images of the Bush presidency. #

📌 Regret the Error » Crunks 2008: The Year in Media Errors and Corrections

Always a good read; make sure to get down to the bit about Novak. #

📌 infochimps.org: Map of Newspaper Endorsements for 2008 US Election

Wow, that’s gorgeous. #

📌 How to (Voluntarily) Become an Ex-Journalist | Matters of Varying Insignificance

I (unfortunately) know some people who need to read this. #

📌 Kansas Primary 2008 recap at Matt Croydon::Postneo

Matt’s been working on the JW’s election coverage for a few years now, and it’s getting *really* slick. To me, though, the most interesting part is in how Matt’s been able to track down clueful people at Douglas County and the Secretary of State; having a quick and clean source of data makes this process much, must easier. It strikes me that there really isn’t a whole lot of difference between Matt cultivating these relationships and a “traditional” journalist’s cultivation of sources. #

📌 Webcast | Journalism 3G

The symposium I’m attending (and speaking at) in Atlanta is going to be webcast (live, I think). It’s a pretty sweet lineup of speakers, so this’ll probably be well worth the time to watch. #

📌 Google apps for your newsroom at Matt Croydon::Postneo

Matt points out an important trend here at the J-W. Google really is making working with data online much easier, and we’re taking full advantage. #

📌 Blogging For Dollars: Denton to pay bloggers based on traffic

Ignore the snarkiness of leaking an internal memo about leaking internal memos and read Nick’s plan for paying bloggers for performance. I’d suggest doing something similar for bonafide journalists, but I’d probably get lynched. #

📌 Dolph Simons Jr. Honored with SNA's Lesher Award

The owner of our company gets some serious props. #

📌 Times to End Charges on Web Site - New York Times

The Times finally gets a clue. Welcome to the real Internet, folks. #

📌 Daring Fireball: Scott Moritz and TheStreet.com's Million iPhone La‑La Land

You know, in every branch of journalism I know of faking sources is a fireable offense. Not tech journalism, of course. Why the hell Gruber seems to be the only one taking these douchebag tech reporters to account baffles the hell out of me. #

📌 A Local Newspaper Endures a Stormy Backlash

An amazing story. #

📌 Invisible Inkling » 10 obvious things about the future of newspapers you need to get through your head

Word. #

📌 The Transom Review: Ira Glass

Advice on making radio from Ira Glass. #

📌 Knight News Challenge Winners » Adrian Holovaty, Journalist/Web developer

Adrian won a $1.1 million grant. Expect amazing things to come of this :) #

📌 Snarkmarket: The Press' New Paradigm #
📌 Society of Professional Journalists: Code of Ethics #
📌 The One That's Not About Music: The Daily Dbase | texasgigs.com

Mike’s spin on database journalism. It’s a great look at the same stuff Adrian’s been talking about the the point of view of a (mostly) non-geek. Why can’t all our clients be this cool? #

📌 Eugene Volokh on three ways to fix Slate. By Eugene Volokh

Although it’s meant to be Slate-specific, the first two points really apply to any piece of online journalism. I’d love to see the J-W handle corrections and citations the way Volokh suggests. #

📌 Regret The Error: Crunks '05: The Year in Media Errors and Corrections

What jumps out is that this was a year during which we witnessed the astounding consequences of media errors. #