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  • Rutgers

    1. 1. Hacking the News Aron Pilhofer, The New York Times
    2. 2. Interactive News • Ten journalists/developers • News-focused, data-driven apps • “Web development at newsroom speed”
    3. 3. Interactive News • Based in the newsroom • Run by (relatively nerdy) journalists • A news desk; not a software shop • Focused on journalism
    4. 4. Graphics Multimedia Interactive News
    5. 5. We build websites.
    6. 6. We enable deeper, richer interactives.
    7. 7. DHTML Javascript CSS Ruby on Rails Ruby Python MySQL
    8. 8. Narrative is possible on the web. It’s just different.
    9. 9. What is web journalism? It’s not...
    10. 10. It’s certainly not...
    11. 11. Throwing stuff online without context or analysis is what machines do, not journalists.
    12. 12. Interactivity. Engagement. Community.
    13. 13. Who, What, Where, When, Why.
    14. 14. Web Journalism • It’s about making editorial decisions • It’s about telling a story • It’s about providing context, analysis • In other words...
    15. 15. It’s about journalism.
    16. 16. Text
    17. 17. Text
    18. 18. Text
    19. 19. Text
    20. 20. Text
    21. 21. A Good Interactive Should Be...
    22. 22. Steeped in context and analysis
    23. 23. Feature data that’s useful, not ubiquitous
    24. 24. Invite exploration and discovery
    25. 25. Provide a venue for sharing
    26. 26. Portable: APIs, RSS everywhere.
    27. 27. Usable, intuitive and predictable
    28. 28. FAIL
    29. 29. BETTER
    30. 30. Reinvent known journalism forms online.
    31. 31. Everything is data.
    32. 32. Aron Pilhofer, The New York Times aron@nytimes.com (212) 556-5849 AIM: pilhofer Twitter: pilhofer

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