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Posts Tagged ‘Development’

How To Find And Create An Awesome Web Apps Team And Be A Rockstar Data Developer

BOSTON — You don’t need to hire prodigies to build award-winning, traffic-generating news apps according to Matt Waite (professor of journalism at UNL), Jeremy Bowers (senior developer at The Washington Post) and Shazna Nessa (director of interactive at The AP), who spoke on a panel Friday afternoon at The Online News Association about how to build an awesome data team with a few people.

Finding the right team

When looking for talent within your newsroom to recruit for the web, Matt Waite said to look for the following types of people: Those who are angry, passionate and willing.

“Finding people who are being sorely underused — people with skills that will go to waste … convince their bosses they are being wasted, and magic will happen,” Waite said. Read more

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Travel Writing

Travel WritingStarting September 23, learn how to turn your travel stories into published essays and articles! Taught by a former Vanity Fair staff writer, James Sturz will teach you how to report, interview, and find sources, discover story ideas and pitch them successfully, and understand what travel editors look for in a story. Register now!

Beta620: It’s Like Google Labs For The New York Times

On Sunday evening, The New York Times released beta620, a website showcasing experimental projects that the paper is working on.

It’s a playground, in that development versions of the seven initial projects featured there are functional. Feedback and suggestions are being actively solicited from the public. Many of the projects on beta620 won’t see the light of day on the NYTimes.com production site. But some will “graduate” (Google Labs-style) and become features of the main site. Read more