Recent open source work and other projects we’re excited about: Free open source tools from the Chicago Tribune news apps team. Census, Twitter, regional boundary data, etc.
How to make a heatmap in Google Fusion Tables: Seems useful!
Moderately fascinated by word of Kerouapp, which seems like it places your tweets on a map with a handsome timeline. Here it is in action at the Guardian UK: Krakow Twitrip
Fancy open source timelines from spreadsheets: TimelineSetter: Easy Timelines From Spreadsheets, Now Open to All. It’s Ruby and it’s from ProPublica and it’s elegant.
An alternative to Audacity: Fission: New to me, a free, somewhat uncomplicated audio editor for OSX.
Great list from Michelle Minkoff. Tools to help bring data to your journalism
Excellent tutorial from Daniel Sato on using Google’s My Maps to build interactive maps with style. Making your first map
This seems important: Audio editing on your iPhone (and presumably, iPad?) for 10 bucks. Monle: a mobile non-linear editor for the iPhone and iPod touch
Back in the excellent philosophy class I took in high school (Hi Mr. Lutness!), epistemology was simply explained as How You Know What You Know. And different philosophers said you know what you know for different reasons. George Berkeley, for example, had this whole “seeing is believing” thing, for example. If he didn’t perceive it […]
This should be a great tool for tons of news organizations without a method in place for gathering video from their community. Also worth noting: It’s incredibly disruptive to the few companies that already do this for news orgs. With YouTube’s brand behind it, this should take off quickly. YouTube Direct Gives News Orgs A […]