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. palewire / Five ways your data app can catch the big news hook.
“We in this biz get it from both ends, remember; we’re stenographers *and* deaf. But sometimes, we’re also capable of recognizing when someone is lying, spinning, dodging or obfuscating.” – Jon Healey, LA TImes The L.A. Times responds – BuzzMachine
Note who is leaving: Columnists, state, national and international affairs reporters. If you’re not writing local stories, your work is being doubled by someone, somewhere. The Times’ changes pick up speed as many depart – Los Angeles Times
Blog. Every. L.A. Homicide. Kinda puts the standard crime blotter blog to shame. Then again, it’s TypePad shoehorned into the the LAT template with a whole lotta terms and conditions. Los Angeles Times: Homicide Report
This is a much better story than the AP brief I saw running a few days ago. It’s clear in this story that the shortages are affecting state-run stores, not every grocery chain, and the economic pressures are detailed. Inflation, food scarcity roil Venezuela – Los Angeles Times
Damn. Maybe they do need some reorganization down there after all. And here I thought it was all just handwringing. ‘LA Times’ Reveals Schwarzenegger Tapes, Can’t Get Audio Online