A manifesto on news-driven-development, built around the concrete example of presenting data from the LA train crash last Friday as evergreen information, rather than a series of text blobs.
Some open-source data tools from an MIT project. via @mattwaite
Interesting Media Standards Trust project collecting data on journalists, topics, publications. Related to Tim Berners-Lee’s News Challenge project.
“4. Ask readers for information, not articles”
Good for transparency, good for news organizations looking for data to parse. Tim O’Reilly, Larry Lessig, Adrian Holovaty all on the list, among others.
Rich Gordon’s hierarchy of database journalism: must-read for anyone trying to figure out where to start parsing. via Squared.
That’s one fine looking set of datasets. As usual, I’d love to know what’s driving it. Do the .aspx extenstions mean it’s all getting surfaced out of Access? I doubt it.
As always, this is the sort of stuff that belongs on a local newspaper site as evergreen content. Answer the questions locals and out-of-towners have about your neighborhoods.