Journalist and programmer Chris Amico on the difference between building a platform to present content and building a site to present a news brand.
This book is a data-focused remix of “Think Python: How to Think like a Computer Scientist,” the book Adrian Holovaty often recommends to journalists who want to get started with Django.
Chris Amico is writing a bit of a guide for journalists looking to get started with Django.
Like Wordle? Check out this improvement on the concept, comparing two speeches, or two stories, and mapping the common vocabulary in each. This was done with Processing. (Spotted via infosthetics.com)
So, your news organization wants an iPhone app of its own, but doesn’t want to shell out for a developer with the skills to make it slick? Here’s a list of approaches that don’t require as much programming knowledge to put together a finished app.
Incredibly important notes for journalists not so much on how to program, but on how to identify which information gathering and processing tasks could be better accomplished by a computer. (via Tim D’Avis)