Paul Balcerak said: A look at how The Seattle Times used social media to cover the Lakewood police shootings and what news orgs can pull from that experience.
Ryan Sholin said: Mark Luckie shares the behind-the-scenes rundown on a project that mapped potentially dangerous buildings in the UC and CSU systems in California.
The process of creating the interactive maps was mentally exhausting as the majority of the time spent creating them was revising outdated or incorrect information provided by the universities.
Ryan Sholin said: Wait, what? A style guide to the Internet. From Yahoo. Interesting.
Ryan Sholin said: Daniel Bachhuber plays the 'take the pulse' card and compiles a list of 13 pieces of essential reading. Plus one tweet that leads through @chanders to the best takedown of the Wikileaks video I've seen yet.
The future is...fliers? California Watch experiments with a hyper-hyper-hyperlocal distribution model
Ryan Sholin said: A reminder that informing the public sometimes involves standing on the corner, handing them pieces of paper.
Fliers on college campuses, she points out, don’t have the in-your-face-and-then-in-the-trash reputation they do in a lot of other places: On campuses, fliers are common. And since colleges tend to be fairly tight-knit communities, there’s a good chance people will want to know the information printed on them.
Cuyahoga County Judge Shirley Strickland Saffold files $50 million lawsuit against The Plain Dealer and others
Ryan Sholin said: And so begins an interesting legal battle over the balance between online privacy policies and newsworthiness.
Paul Balcerak said: Could journalists one day become "embedded" journalists—embedded in companies, that is—and still produce unbiased news? This guy thinks so, but I'm not so sure either side of the equation would ever go for it.
Paul Balcerak said: 8-step process (it's shorter than it sounds) for picking up useful follows on Delicious.
Paul Balcerak said: Good advice for building up a fan base on Facebook Pages.
Ryan Sholin said: Excellent tutorial from Daniel Sato on using Google's My Maps to build interactive maps with style.