OpenNews connects a network of developers, designers, journalists, and editors to collaborate on open technologies and processes within journalism.
New Home, New Programs: Exciting Updates Abound
We're thrilled to share news about a new grant from the Knight Foundation for our work. With this grant, we also have a new home as a project of Community Partners. Mozilla nurtured our program for six years, and we're excited about this chance to strike out on our own and expand our offerings of events and community supports. Read all the details on our blog.
What We Believe
We believe a diverse community of peers working, learning, and solving problems together can create the stronger, more representative ecosystem that journalism needs to thrive. Through events for newsroom coders and journalists and a wide range of community and project support programs, we enable collaboration across organizations. Learn more about what we do or find out how you can get involved.
From the OpenNews Blog
Hello Again. New Source for You.| posted 2017-02-09 12:00:00 +0000
Along with our other announcements today Source launched with a new look, new setup, and new features. read more
OpenNews Ascent Stage Initiated| posted 2017-02-09 09:00:00 +0000
OpenNews lifts off in 2017 with a slew of important project announcements. A new home, a renewed focus, and a bunch of newly launched things. Holy cow, this is big. read more
SRCCON is coming back to Minneapolis| posted 2017-02-09 08:55:00 +0000
SRCCON will be back in 2017. We'll be returning to beautiful Minneapolis, Minnesota August 3 and 4. read more
Thursday Nights at SRCCON| posted 2016-10-07 11:00:00 +0000
Our evening program at SRCCON is designed to offer the "life" part of the work/life balance. We've iterated on it every year--here's how we did it this year. read more
How We Planned & Ran the SRCCON Travel Scholarships| posted 2016-10-06 10:00:00 +0000
One part of how we make SRCCON accessible is through travel scholarships. This is how we administer the program. read more
How We Facilitated a Huge, Participatory, Highly Charged SRCCON Session, a Guest Post from Alyson Hurt| posted 2016-07-12 10:00:00 +0000
As the SRCCON organizers reminded us, our job was to *facilitate* a session, and our topic in particular felt like it was meant to be a conversation (rather than, say, a skill-share or lesson). We had some thoughts and past experience to share, but we by no means considered ourselves experts. In a group setting, we could all learn from *each other* about ways—as individuals, as managers, as teams, as organizations—folks are dealing with burnout and job satisfaction now, and maybe devise new strategies to try in the future. read more
3 Ways to Facilitate a Great Conference Session, a Guest Post from Sisi Wei| posted 2016-07-05 12:00:00 +0000
If you've never presented at a conference with facilitators instead of speakers before, you're in for a treat. Facilitation is a much more interactive way of running sessions at conferences, and when done well, both the facilitator and the attendees walk away feeling inspired, motivated, and like they've learned a lot from everyone in the room. read more
The Importance of Presence - Announcing a New Way to Connect| posted 2016-05-26 12:00:00 +0000
We want to help you get to events that will enrich your work in the journalism code community. Today we announce a Ticket and Travel scholarship program. read more
Gone in 60 Seconds--SRCCON Ticketing Changes| posted 2016-05-05 12:00:00 +0000
Ticket sales for SRCCON are coming soon and we're making some changes to how we sell them this year. read more
Why You Should Pitch a SRCCON Session (Today)| posted 2016-04-18 14:00:00 +0000
Every year, the SRCCON proposal deadline comes up faster than seems possible, but it's not yet too late—in fact, this is the perfect time to submit your pitch. read more
Read more at the OpenNews Blog.