Paul Balcerak said: The BBC wants to double the number of outbound clicks from its site by 2013 and also says, "Related links matter: They are part of the value you add to your story — take them seriously and do them well; always provide the link to the source of your story when you can; if you mention or quote other publications, newspapers, websites — link to them." Nice.
Greg Linch said: Hundreds of people were living in the McGuire apartment building when the owner announced in April that the building was verging on dangerous and would be demolished by next year.
"It really is up to the owner to maintain the building and keep us in the loop," said Bryan Stevens, spokesman for the city's Department of Planning and Development.
Ryan Sholin said: Good, basic, example of how to track down a source for a story using (mostly) online tools, and then confirm your suspicions, shoe-leather style.
It all started with a Facebook comment.
Daniel Bachhuber said: An "evil interface" is designed to trick the user into doing something they don't want to do, and Facebook has plenty of them.
Greg Linch said: Earlier this month, Columbia University announced that the first ever journalism and computer science degree will launch in the autumn of 2011. Perhaps it’s a positive reaction to all the technological uncertainty that journalists face, but some perspective is also needed.
"The main problem with some journalists is that they don’t have an awareness of what is possible and what isn’t, and what is best practice. Having a basic understanding will make them more practical and allow us to work much faster together." -- Xavi Esteve
Daniel Bachhuber said: Google has released a WordPress plugin that enables a user to mimic the Google Living Stories format based on content in their content management system.
Daniel Bachhuber said: There's growing need for a repository for public data sets.
I'm consistently surprised, though, by folks who want to know how DocumentCloud handles video. Or spreadsheets. It doesn't. I suppose you might want to annotate a spreadsheet. But rows and columns? Functionally, our software has no idea what those are. Same with pictures and sounds.
Paul Balcerak said: By popular demand, Reuters starts offering investigative news because online readers are eating it up.
Paul Balcerak said: A look at some of the bigger news orgs—ABC, ESPN and others—and how they plan to take advantage of Facebook's new features.
Paul Balcerak said: Basically a step-by-step guide for crowdsourcing.