The Seventh Month

The view from my hotel room in BA! Month No. 7 included a trip to Buenos Aires, a workshop, a keynote, a hack week with my fellow fellows, some meetups, a wasted week due to a bad cold (ugh), and »

#HHBA Media Party

¡Hola de Buenos Aires! The Hacks/Hackers BA Media Party was held last week at the Ciudad Cultural Konex in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was a super cool event and reminded me, again, that I need to learn how to »

The Sixth Month

The Sixth Month is over already? For real?? That's baffling. Anyway. I've had a bit of a breakthrough in the last four weeks. I wrote a Source post, gave a solo talk to a 200+ person audience, and finally made »

Code Convening: Now on Source

The 2015 Fellows met up in Portland, Oregon at the end of July to work on some of our open-source projects. We each brought a colleague from our host newsrooms and had a fabulous time coding things and trying as »

Welcome, fellow news nerds

The Knight-Mozilla fellowship is super awesome. If you've ever wanted to work in a newsroom, build cool things, and travel a lot – you should apply. I'm more than halfway through my fellowship now, and it’s neat to look back »

The Fifth Month

I’ve hit the halfway point. My sentiments: I've started a lot of projects but haven't finished nearly as many. I think that's OK as long as there's still progress. The lack of formal project management processes in the newsroom »

#SRCCON: Feeling inspired

SRCCON was last week, and it was awesome. Good discussion. Good coffee. Good times. I've come to really enjoy these news nerd "reunions" of sorts – it's fun to see everyone I don't get to work with on a daily basis »

Tinkering with Twitter's API

OpenNews brought all of us Knight-Mozilla fellows to Minneapolis a day early for a low-key, pre-SRCCON hack day. The theme of the event was "Quant Selfish," so the goal was to make something out of personal data related to whichever »

The Fourth Month

Month No. 4 was busy...and pretty decent overall. I had a few graphics published on I attended a couple great conferences. I mentored some people. Another one of my session proposals was accepted. AND I started building »

The Third Month

I can hardly believe it: I stayed in California the entire month. Fellowship Month No. 3 was mostly solid time in the office, which was a nice change of pace from the long conferences in March and April. Here's what »

The Second Month

I'm two months in. To be honest, I’ve been feeling a bit scattered lately. Progress on the style guide project has been slow since I’ve been busy with travel and other projects. I’ve been starting too much »

#SNDMakes: Emojis and more

I spent last week in Washington, D.C., at #SNDMakes, a “boutique prototyping event” sponsored by the Society for News Design. I was lucky enough to be one of 60 designers, developers, and visual storytellers from newsrooms around the country »

#SNDMakes: A lightning talk

This is my (essentially verbatim) lightning talk on Designing for Performance from #SNDMakes DC. Designing for Performance Hi, I’m going to chat for a minute about Designing for Performance – or as I like to call it: Keeping People Happy. »

The First Month

I've just wrapped up the first month (plus a week, because I'm slow) of my fellowship at the Center for Investigative Reporting. It has been grand. I've been working on a variety of projects – some for the newsroom, some for »

#NICAR15: Underserved topics

This is Part 2 of my thoughts on NICAR 2015. If you want to read about specific sessions, see Part 1. During NICAR, I took some mental notes of topics that I thought deserved additional attention from the “news nerd” »

#NICAR15: The sessions

NICAR 2015 was fantastic. I liked the way the conference was organized. I liked the variety and quality of sessions offered. And I really liked meeting all sorts of awesome people over those five days. So #NICAR15 is cool. Super »