Posts tagged 'Matt Waite'
Posted: Feb. 27, 2012 | Tags: Investigative Reporters and Editors, Matt Waite, National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting
Last year, after the annual National Institute of Computer Assisted Reporting conference, I suggested that a new group of “journalysts” is transforming the practice of journalism. Many of them come, at least indirectly, from training or experience in computer science.
Last week, when NICARIANs gathered again in St. Louis, yet another iteration of the field was on display: A new focus on products and tools, even if they aren’t directly related to the “journalism” of a news organization.
One clear example of this was a presentation by Ryan Pitts, manager of online operations at the Spokane, Wash., Spokesman-Review, who ...
Several staffers at the Workshop attended the Investigative Reporters and Editors conference in Las Vegas last week, and as always, it was highly instructive.
I'm going to take a look at the free online tools I learned about, some of which will help me do things I've been trying to do for months.
Free, online file conversion - Chase Davis of California Watch shared two sites. First is Zamzar.com, which can take PDFs to Excel (or many of them, at least), and converts my nemesis, docx, into plain old doc. If that doesn't work, you can try ...
Tons of ink -- both physical and digital -- have been spilled in recent years discussing the economic models that can be built to sustain, perhaps even revive, the business of journalism. It seems to me that somewhat less attention has been given to the topic of how to create new and better content models, which are just as surely needed.
Here at the Investigative Reporting Workshop, we are trying to tackle both sides of the equation. In the coming months, Executive Editor Charles Lewis will have a lot to say about new ways to finance and distribute investigative journalism.
On the ...