OpenNews

From Source to code convenings, it always comes back to the newsroom. (photo/Erin McCann)

Get Involved

At OpenNews, we build with our community, not simply for it. OpenNews was created to support, strengthen, and expand the the community around open source code in journalism. Whether you’re part of an established news apps or data team, or brand new to the field, we have programs and resources to help you connect with peers and mentors, share your work, and make more fantastic projects.

Share Your Work

From visualization libraries to data extractors and presentation templates, newsrooms are creating some of the most exciting code on the internet right now. We highlight that work on Source, our website dedicated to the code in journalism and the people who write it. On Source, news organizations share the code, process, and thinking behind news applications and interactives. The resources on the site are a direct result of the generosity and efforts of the developers, designers, and newsrooms who are willing to show their work. Join them by sharing your contributions today.

Build Together at Convenings

OpenNews Code, Culture, and Leadership convenings are cohort-driven events where small groups come together to work and problem solve related to a common theme. Code convening teams open-source newsroom code and build new applications and libraries to address journalistic problems. Modeled off of our Code Convenings program, in 2017 the format will expand to include topics beyond code. Learn more about how to participate.

Find a Job in a Newsroom

News organizations are hungry for skilled developers and data wranglers who want to do journalism development, data-wrangling, and visualization work full time—and many of the positions are open even to those with no prior newsroom experience. Find a journalism code job at Source Jobs.

Learn More about Code in Journalism

  • Check out Source: Learn about new projects, dive into in-depth case studies, or find a journalism code project to fork on GitHub.
  • Join in a call: We hold a Source community call every other Thursday at 12pm US Eastern Time where newsroom data and apps teams share their work, announce job openings, and find collaborators.
  • Participate in a journalism-tech event: We offer scholarships to attend journalism and code related events around the world.
  • Follow us on Twitter: ask questions, find out what we’re up to, and let us know what you’re doing.