Journalists and those interested in reporting will learn how to use digital journalism tools for newsgathering. We will take five news stories and use different tools to track down potential sources and verify facts. For example, we may want to find tweets originating in Benghazi the previous day, build a map of tweets sent with [...]
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Second Screen Applications extend and enhance content information streams and synchronize alternative content on and via portable devices (the second screen). Join a complex and fascinating discussion and prototyping session among a diverse group of experts and interested parties, discussing and demonstrating second-screen concepts. We’ll be generating a lot of creative content together – paper [...]
In this session we will start expeditions into different datasets. The data we’ll explore and cartograph will range from financial to environmental and geographical data – and possibly beyond! Participants will join an expedition and discover and map the landscape that they find. Throughout, there will be an emphasis on developing and improving data wrangling [...]
Markup and style a news article and test your media awareness by remixing web news articles to see how the style and structure of a piece can change the message: how does the medium change the message? We’re working on building a “hactivity kit” for organizers to take to use Thimble to teach HTML and [...]
Quickly turn your idea into a CAD model for a 3D printer. We’ll be designing and printing models using industrial-grade 3D printers. Come learn how to design a 3D model in the browser that’s fit for printing, and then see how it gets made.
In this lunchtime conversation, learn how the Knight Foundation and Mozilla are transforming their work to match the speed of disruption and innovation in media. Michael Maness (VP/Journalism & Media Innovation, Knight Foundation) and Dan Sinker (Director, Knight-Mozilla OpenNews) will discuss the shifts in thinking on how media projects get conceived, funded, built, and managed.
Help answer the question, “What does our block sound like?” and enable individuals to come together online to create and participate in the power and passion of neighborhood community radio. This digital community radio service will focus on developing a continuous listening experience for sharing local news, information and culture while building audience engagement through [...]
Digital tech has provided thousands of new ways to share journalism on hundreds of different screens. This workshop is for active citizens who want to build or experiment with physical platforms and digital tools for finding original stories and telling them in new and interesting ways. From Interactive Newsprint to Drone Journalism and everything in [...]
Remember when Intel turned your life into a museum exhibition using your Facebook data? Or when Google put your place of birth into Arcade Fire’s The Wilderness Downtown video? How about when Take This Lollipop warned you – specifically you – about the dangers of social networking? That’s ‘Perceptive Media’, and it’s coming to a [...]
Election season is the Super Bowl for news-application teams. Whether it’s capturing live data streams on election night, creating innovative new approaches to mapping, building large-scale crowdsourcing infrastructure to fact check or data-dive, capturing real-time social sentiment, or simply creating new user experiences for presenting election results, developers inside the newsroom (and passionate indies) repeatedly [...]
This session focuses on how to use multiple sources of Linked Open Data to create visualizations that later will be used in blogs, articles, etc. Using tools like SPARQL and Visualbox we will learn how to use Linked Open Data available on the Web to create visualizations. Since the tools used are Open Source, we [...]
Investigative Researchers deal with vast amounts of documents in different formats looking for relationships. Together we will pursue solutions for dealing with issues such as: semantic analytics and processing documents, extracting entities (datamining), analyzing and “saving” facts in a database system, the historic problem of co-references between entities (for example, how to deal with names [...]
Participants will work with custom Popcorn Maker templates to create a narrative about a place or location. This template advances the work by Laurian Gridinoc for the BBC. Participants will record an audio clip telling a story about a place – It could be as simple as their flight to London or walk to Ravensbourne [...]