What is a journalist's job?

There’s a great post by Jeff Atwood on the importance of elevator pitch test out of which I snip the following: <blockquote>Software developers think their job is writing code. But it’s not.* Their job is to solve the customer’s problem. Sure, our preferred medium for solving problems is software, and... [Read More]

Facebook's 'great betrayal' does users a favor

Two points, perhaps slightly contradictory: Facebook's new privacy rollout is doing users a favor. "Free" may be the limit that social networks can, by and large, charge users, but it means the users aren't the customers. [Read More]

Open source journalism: The Gotham Gazette's budget games

Gail Robinson, editor in chief of the Gotham Gazette, and Amanda Hickman are two of my new journalism heroes. With a Knight Foundation grant, they’ve been creating a series of news games, which they’re in the process of open sourcing. Switch is kind of a basic game that has players... [Read More]