Jonathan Peters and Frank Lomonte in The Atlantic’s College Journalists Need Free Speech More Than Ever:
This is not your father’s journalism industry.
NBC News has a Storify page, the New York Times has a Tumblr, and PBS has a Pinterest board. The Associated Press has built a partnership with dozens of news companies to collect royalties from aggregators. The Wall Street Journalhas produced original videos for YouTube, and the people formerly known as the audience can submit photos to CNN through its iPhone app.
In short, the two argue that today’s college journalists are being asked to fulfill community needs for professional news, but are not provided with the legal assurances of safety that professionals are afforded…
Read the full post on The FJP’s Tumblr.
Check this out - an interactive, online site where you can plan out your street cutaway, thanks to the geniuses at code for america. Woaah
An alternative to closed Google Reader.
A neat game based on open data, built by Code for America’s 2013 Louisville fellowship team.
African brilliance from Cameroon.
24-year-old Arthur Zang, a Cameroonian engineer, invented the Cardiopad. The Cardiopad is a portable, touch screen device that enables heart examinations such as the electrocardiogram to be performed at remote locations while results of the test, are transferred wirelessly to specialists who can interpret them.
Arthur Zang also became a finalist in the 2012 CPS Distinguished Award for the Sciences.
Image and commentary via African Heritage City.
But you’ll never hear about him on CNN, MSNBC or FOX.
This quote sums up my feelings about working in the field pretty well. The rest of the article is also really interesting.
the first week at Hackbright
It’s been amazing! and no, I am not exaggerating!
First of all, I have never seen so many driven and bright women in one place.
Second, our instructors are super humans! I am not going to comment on their knowledge, simply because I won’t be able to do justice to it. But I will cover their other amazing skills - Christian is an artist and an extremely patient teacher who can break down the most convoluted concepts into hilarious drawings. Oh and the history lessons he gives us, make me question his age, he looks way too young. Liz and Cynthia are extremely carying women, without who I can’t imagine this place being as great as it is! Some of my favorite moments: when they share coding jokes or when they start debating on the benefits of one technology over the other :)
So, what have I learned during the first week? To sum it up - everything you need to know to write a program and we wrote a bunch of small ones. We covered functions, loops, lists, dictionaries,
THIS IS GOOD GOOD WORK.
Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has marked 129 elementary schools for possible closure based on utilization and performance. Closing a school is a very disruptive decision, affecting student outcomes, parental confidence, and neighborhood stability. In addition to showing the data being used by CPS, this website aims to help school leaders, parents, and communities learn more about the schools being considered, and what options will be available in case of closures.
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