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Google mapping and fusion tables exercises

Here’s a link from a Google mapping and Fusion Tables session Friday afternoon, containing links to sample data sets and instructions for trying the tools for ourselves:

https://sites.google.com/site/onaftworkshop/maps-engine

 

— Phil Tenser, KMGH

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Nate Silver keynote -quick blog

Quick notes, top 4 quotes IMHO from Nate Silver’s awesome keynote lunch speech:

“Too often the respiration of a statistic shuts down the critical thinking from a reporter”

“Just as they ask good questions of their sources, journalists should ask good questions of the data”

“You can train research techniques and writing skill, but do you have that critical thinking ability?”

“In the online news space, it’s all about differentiation and not about volume”

What were your favorites?

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— Phil Tenser, KMGH

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Being a Digital Media Host

Being a Digital Media Host

A Storify of the key points (at least IMO) from ONA13 panel on being a digital media host. “Learn how to build community and engage users while shining a spotlight on the most important news of the day.”

Wendi C. Thomas, metro columnist at The Commercial Appeal

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3 things I hope ONA13 can answer for me

Seen on a walking exploration of downtown Atlanta Wednesday night.

Seen on a walking exploration of downtown Atlanta Wednesday night.

Since I pushed for the opportunity to come to this conference, I should probably have a more eloquent way of saying that “I wanna learn some neat stuff.”

But really, that’s the primary goal. I want to meet people and hear about newsrooms that are doing things that challenge my standard approaches.

Before you can find answers, young grasshopper, you need to find the questions– Isn’t that how it goes?

So here are the three things I hope ONA13 will answer for me:

  1. How have the best organizations managed the discordant duo of the immediacy of digital journalism and in-depth storytelling of the BIG-J variety?
  2. I (we?) typically think about journalism with true depth on the WWW and journalism for “snacking” consumers on the apps. Has anyone got good plans for putting in-depth investigative journalism onto mobile devices?
  3. Big data seems to be a (fascinating) big theme in the journalism world, the ONA conference and all of the IRE publications I keep getting. How can I get a start on those journalism tools, and on creative presentations for the resulting data?

— Phil Tenser, 7NEWS

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Statement of purpose

Kim and I found a room with pictures of everyone else, so I thought it was fitting to take my photo there too.

Kim and I found a room with pictures of everyone else, so I thought it was fitting to take my photo there too.

I propose that the Scripps delegation at ONA2013 use this blog as a quick and easy way to share notes on all of our lessons learned during the conference. I look forward to meeting all of you over the next few days.

If you get to see this tonight, what 3 questions do you hope to have answered? I’ll think about that myself and write another post shortly.

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