Talk:Knight Foundation and Mozilla send geeks into newsrooms

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OR notes[edit]

Rather crappy audio of the interview (not suitable for publication) has been sent to scoop. —Tom Morris (talk) 20:23, 10 November 2011 (UTC)[reply]

  • "tablet interface prototypes for the Boston Globe" - session page
  • "designs for open source software for DJs" - session page
  • "hacks to enable journalists to combine video and original source text together to tell stories in more interactive ways"
  • 2nd paragraph - backed up by [1] and [2]
  • "According to the fellows speaking as part of a panel discussion, many newsrooms reject the use of open source tools even for producing maps, graphs and infographics."
    • this was brought up by one of the fellows during the discussion in the Fireside Chat session
  • "teaching journalists to write HTML and write basic scripts in Ruby to scrape websites" - [3] and [4]
  • "discussions on Creative Commons" - the presenters of this session were from Creative Commons and discussed the difficulties of CC for professional photojournalists
  • "what "hacker journalism" entails" - [5]
  • "One group worked on collaboratively produced handbook on "data journalism"" - [6]
  • "tested and refined Ushahidi" - [7]

Tom Morris (talk) 23:16, 10 November 2011 (UTC)[reply]


I've got most of this verified. (Cool stuff.) However,

Please clarify the following points. (Next time, please — take notes at the time and write from them; also, preferably, and especially with poor audio, provide raw transcript of those interview segments from which information was taken. With OR notes, more is better. :-)

Key concerns:

  • What, in the interview (or elsewhere), verifies that the BBC already embraces the use of linked data? If it's the obvious part of the audio, I'm not getting that out of it and perhaps your transcription of just what you believe was said would clear things up?
  • I haven't found verification for the first sentence of the fourth paragraph, "Other fellows may look at making news websites easier to navigate on tablet devices like the iPad." Either I've missed it somewhere, or it wasn't covered in your OR notes (or both, of course).

Lesser, but some comment would be appreciated:

  • I think I've about verified the explanation of what adaptable documents are about, but a transcription of that bit of the audio would be helpful.
  • A few key words in the lede weren't verified until I followed the "about" link from the session pages you provided in your OR notes. I knocked off the words "annual" and "designers" that way — but I still don't have solid confirmation for the word "first" in the phrase "first annual Mozilla Festival".

Btw, I see no reason the festival web site couldn't be listed as a source — though it wouldn't reduce the need for the notes here. --Pi zero (talk) 04:20, 11 November 2011 (UTC)[reply]

First point is verified by [8] and [9].
Points two and three are confirmed in the interview.
Fair enough on point four. —Tom Morris (talk) 17:55, 11 November 2011 (UTC)[reply]

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cat photo[edit]

Colin Diltz submitted his cat photo to CNN Ireport, and is thus, a citizen journalist in the truest sense. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 00:35, 15 November 2011‎


This is a journalistic term, is it? -- (talk) 21:02, 15 November 2011 (UTC)[reply]