Daniel Bachhuber said: Projects include: CityTracking, Local Wiki, WindyCitizen's Real Time Ads, and Stroome.
I am a sans serif Superman and my only kryptonite is pretentious buzzkills like you.
Chris Amico said: A @NewsHour fan tries writing an algorithm (in Lua) to calculate how much oil is leaking into the Gulf of Mexico.
Chris Amico said: CPB is pushing, and funding, a common API to pull content from across public media. A good thing, I'd say.
Vivian Schiller: "Say there’s a blogger who is particularly focused on the BP crisis in the Gulf — they will be able to pull out still photographs, national and international reporting, reporting from local stations, video from PBS, data, and mash that all up together."
"No matter now jaded or cynical someone's external demeanor, if you're in a group of people who make things, you're in a group of optimists."
Chris Amico said: A year in, The Christian Science Monitor's strategic shift is showing promise.
“Our approach is a composite of the learning economy—we’re serving people without a lot of time, who are trying to understand complex issues quickly, and contribute to a solution. As one guy here says, our mission is ‘Help me get smarter, faster.’”
Ryan Sholin said: Poynter talks with Scott Karp, newspaper editors, and the AP about the promise of Publish2 News Exchange.
While the AP may be the great white whale for new media enthusiasts, it will keep swimming around the ocean for some time to come. But credit Karp and company with a well-aimed harpoon.
Ryan Sholin said: Al Tompkins at Poynter talks with the NewsHour team about their awesome Oil Spill widget that measures how much of the black stuff has leaked into the Gulf of Mexico. My favorite part of the widget? Includes a slider to adjust the rate of the leak based on whose estimates you believe: BP's, USGS, or other experts.
"It got more complicated when BP started siphoning oil directly out of the well, because we had to subtract that from the spill rate first. As I said in the post, eventually we switched to a system where we break up the spill into segments of time, each with its own spill rate based on how much oil is being captured, then add up the totals for each segment." -- Chris Amico
Paul Balcerak said: Perfectly short, so as not to muddle what ought to be a relatively simple explanation of how to interact with readers professionally.
Paul Balcerak said: The AP finds that their fact-checking stories get the most clicks.