At the core of the Knight-Mozilla OpenNews project is a desire to pull back the curtain on how code is made in journalism so that more developers can get involved. OpenNews Learning takes that desire and places it straight into our Source project.
Making the Invisible Visible
OpenNews Learning is built on case studies around the journalistic problemsets that developers come across in the newsroom. From diving deep into data crunching, looking into the visualizations and presentations possible in news, getting up to speed on the many ways of mapping information, and a look at the ethics of journalism in the digital age, OpenNews Learning offers in-depth, behind-the-scenes, guides to the exciting world of journalism code.
A team of expert guides
We've assembled an amazing team to lead up our Learning efforts. Lead by Kio Stark, who has written a book on independent learning, our advisory board includes some of the most important names in journalism code:
- Jacob Harris, Senior Software Architect at the New York Times
- Adrian Holovaty, co-creator of Django and founder of Everyblock and Soundslice
- Jacqui Maher, Assistant Editor, Interactive News, at the New York Times
- Miranda Mulligan, Director of the KnightLab at Northwestern University
- Matt Waite, founder of the Drone Journalism Lab at the University of Nebraska
Come learn today
Learning is live now on Source, with updated content rolling out regularly. Go ahead and visit the Learning home on Source, subscribe to the RSS feed, or follow @Source on Twitter for the latest updates.