Archive for the ‘Journalism’ category

Why The Washington Post Uses WordPress

September 2, 2013

Great presentation by Yuri Victor on the use of WordPress at The Washington Post for blogs and special reports.

“This presentation explores the importance of empathy, brainstorming, rapid prototyping, testing and iterating and how to incorporate these methods to build better products, faster.”

The Washington Post hearts WordPress and I heart WordPress by Yuri Victor

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A look at HTML5 in action

October 22, 2010

More than 50 years ago, the criminal justice system was both the same and very different. The Burton Abbott case is one of the best examples of this contrast – or lack thereof.

Executing Abbott: 50 years later is nice example of HTML5 design and what kind of interactive experience that can be created with it. It’s just one part of a larger project called Behind Bars, a report on incarceration in California. The work is by a team of 14 journalists at the News21 project at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. The whole project is well done and worth spending some time with.

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Safari 5’s Reader feature

June 15, 2010
Safari Reader

In Safari 5, this button will give you a reader and printer friendly view of a web page.

I think the controversy about Safari 5’s Reader from publishers is misplaced. The Reader feature gives you a easier-to-read version of an article with a click of a button. It’s also a preview of the printer friendly version. You can only use Reader after the page and ads finish loading.

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Some outstanding work

June 2, 2010

I’ve been a bit bored with the internet. Too many of the same stories told in similar ways. So many look-a-like projects. Is everyone copying each other? I want the stories presented in original and better ways. Then I saw the following projects and the internet was exciting again. (more…)

Hard working and talented Pulitzer Prize finalists

April 14, 2010

“Also nominated as finalists in this category were: Ben Montgomery, Waveney Ann Moore and photographer Edmund D. Fountain of the St. Petersburg Times for their dogged reporting and searing storytelling that illuminated decades of abuse at a Florida reform school for boys and sparked remedial action.”

2010 Pulitzer Prize Finalists Local Reporting

Read: For their own good