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New Home, New Programs: Exciting Updates Abound

A big red balloon on a blue sky

We're flying off to a new home. And later this year we'll return to the site of this photo, with SRCCON back in Minneapolis. (photo/Erik Westra)

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

  • Our SRCCON proposals guide is here to help| posted 2017-04-03 08:00:00 +0000

    We want you to pitch your ideas for SRCCON—timely, technical, thoughtful, difficult, even weird—and we want you to feel confident when you do. That's easier when you feel supported and have access to feedback, so we're making our review process more transparent. read more

  • How to pitch a SRCCON session| posted 2017-03-29 08:00:00 +0000

    Here we walk through each question one-by-one to answer any of your questions about how to craft your proposal. read more

  • Evolving our model for small events: a dozen people, two days, and a purpose| posted 2017-03-03 08:00:00 +0000

    Code convenings have helped newsroom developers revise and release more than 30 open-source tools. Now we're taking what we've learned, and developing events to build documentation, skills, and community connections. read more

  • Who are the news nerds?| posted 2017-03-02 14:00:00 +0000

    Over 500 of you responded to our survey about the journalism-tech community. Here are the results of the inaugural news nerd survey. read more

  • Where you'll see OpenNews at NICAR 2017| posted 2017-03-02 08:00:00 +0000

    We're excited to be back at NICAR, and we're bringing a bunch of announcements and projects to share. read more

  • The SRCCON ticket lottery, and what we learned| posted 2017-02-28 11:21:00 +0000

    Open ticket sales turned into too-quick sellouts for our first two conferences, so we switched to a lottery system for SRCCON 2016. Here's how it worked. read more

  • 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

Read more at the OpenNews Blog.