Yuri Victor, a senior user experience designer at Vox.com, began his talk atTedxPoynterInstitute Tuesday by explaining how a newsroom shouldn’t operate.
Dysfunctional newsrooms are characterized by a lack of communication that makes creating new things difficult, Victor said. When somebody gets a good idea, they have to wade through endless bureaucratic roadblocks to make it a reality. And when the final project is released, it often doesn’t resemble the original idea.
Media companies across the board are trying to make sense of the swirrling stream of information on the web by consolidating, curating and explaining. Now, with the the FT’s Antenna and Atlantic Media’s This. we've got the emergence of another approach which aims to make sense of the barrage of messages and social media by emphasising importance over immediacy.
A new e-book from Infoactive CEOTrina Chiasson and Northwestern University Statistical Programmer Dyanna Gregory will take the mystery out of collecting and using data to tell stories using visually engaging tools and techniques.
The modern smartphone is 7 years old and yet, when it comes to designing mobile applications, we are still barely scratching the surface. Today we’ll see how harnessing technology already embedded in a phone can unleash great potential.
Visualization is critical to data analysis. Data by itself, consisting of bits and bytes stored in a computer hard drive, is invisible. In order to be able to see and make any sense of data, we need to visualize it. Watch these TED videos to get deep insights on Data
There’s a wonderful moment in the third act of the 2012 biopic Hitchcock. The premiere of Psycho is nearing the infamous shower scene. Hitch, played by Anthony Hopkins, waits in the foyer, his ear pressed to the theatre door. He’s listening for the audience reaction.
In an anonymous office building somewhere in the San Fernando Valley, Room 206 has seen many things. Inside, around a table littered with empty cans of Dr. Pepper and crisp packets, crystal meth is made and sold. People are killed and babies are born. Families come close to collapse and good turns to evil. And on the walls around this table these events are packaged perfectly together.
The persistent financial demands of Wall Street have trumped the informational needs of Main Street. Print has become too much of a drag on earnings, so media companies are dividing back up and print is being kicked to the curb.
La corsa per creare il brand di testata globale è partita. Il progetto è nella testa di Jeff Bezos ed è uno dei motivi che lo hanno spinto a comprare il Washington Post. O almeno questa è l'ipotesi di due autorevoli osservatori. In corsa anche The Guardian, qualche all digital e il New York Times. Che sconta qualche ritardo
Lelio Simi's insight:
mio pezzo per pagina99 su globalizzazione dei giornali
This week we learn about a collaboration to build an open-source commenting and discussion platform for news organizations, and we explore how the Verification Handbook can help inform the use of citizen-generated materials.
Journalists shared personal stories about a “Goosebumps” fan site, a three-year-old riding an elevator, and dropping computer science classes in college to illustrate how journalism has changed since 1989 — and needs to change more quickly today — at Poynter’s “Journalism and the Web@25″ event Tuesday night.