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Journalism

JavaScript Journalism

The New Profession

"The content of a medium is always another medium." - Marshall McLuhan

 

@raydaly

jsjournalism.com/jsconf

What is News?

News is Text

Wall Street Journal
USA Today

News is Photos

Railroad
Other Half
Iwo Jima
Iwo Jima
Kent State
China
Boston Marathon

News is JavaScript

Text Chart

Characters of Text

JavaScript vs Text Chart

Text versus JavaScript (Characters)

SiteTextJSRatio
WashPost33,7841,078,20131.9
NYT16,8231,535,90491.3
WSJ61,2951,808,95629.5
LATimes78,4601,067,88213.6
CNN16,396116,3417.10
NPR13,407487,41336.3
Huffington56,131968,50317.2

Open Source is the new footnote

github

https://github.com/raydaly/jstext

Examples of

JavaScript Journalism

Chicago Crime

(tool: maps - mashup journalism)

NPR Fire Forecasts

(tool: maps - app journalism)

Historic Photos

(tool: slideshows)

Seattle Times - elections

(tool: navigation)

LeMonde - French Presidental Race

(tool: timeline)

Washington Post - Nats Ballpark

(tool: geo)

Washington Post - Words That Last

(tool: audio)

WNYC - Cicadas

(tool: sensors - sensor journalism)

Google - Zamboni

(tool: animation)

Balance of Power

(tool: chart - api journalism)

Balance of Power Balance of Power

Code Review is the New Proofreading


{"president":{"R":180,"d":143,"r":98,"D":117,
"mapracename":"president1351883486567"},
"us-senate":{"d":9,"R":9,"D":13,"r":1,"i":1,
"mapracename":"us-senate1351883486567"},
"governor":{"D":3,"R":3,"d":5,
"mapracename":"governor1351883486567"}}
    
Wall Street Journal

"The content of a medium is always another medium."

- Marshall McLuhan

Long Form

JavaScript Journalism

Atavist

The Commericial Appeal - six:01

The Washington Post - Prophets of Oak Ridge

ESPN - The Long, Strange Trip of Dock Ellis

New York Times - The Bribery Aisle: How Wal-Mart Got Its Way in Mexico

The Washington Post - Cyclying's Road Forward

Making Of Cycling's Road Forward

Wilson Andrews
Wilson Andrews - The Washington Post

New York Times - Snow Fall

Making Of Snow Fall

Why Design Matters: If Snow Fall Were Published in a Standard Template

Pulitzer

Why Design Matters: If Snow Fall Were Published in a Standard Template

Pulitzer

Why Design Matters: If Snow Fall Were Published in a Standard Template

Pulitzer

Interactive Story Designer

The New York Times (May 7, 2013)

Location: New York, NY, USA

The Digital News Design group at The New York Times seeks a technology-savvy Interactive Story Designer to join our award-winning multimedia producers in the newsroom. This person will be expected to work with reporters, editors, producers, designers and software developers across The Times to craft rich, multimedia experiences for both news and enterprise stories, across multiple platforms.

Expertise with web development — especially using Javascript, HTML and CSS — is required, and experience with video, audio, photography and/or game mechanics is a plus.

All candidates must possess a portfolio demonstrating strong design work, a solid understanding of layout, typography and storytelling techniques, and a smart UX sensibility. Candidates will be expected to be quick learners with creative ideas and have the proven ability to work collaboratively.

Job Requirements:

  • Expertise in client-side Web development, including Javascript, HTML and CSS. High proficiency with XML/XSL, scripting issues across different browsers and platforms, and Javascript frameworks.
  • A pragmatic innovator whose solutions elicit responses that justify the effort and investment.
  • Demonstrated ability to create presentations that intelligently incorporate audio, video and still images.
  • Strong visual & interactive design skills – a clear grasp of typography, layout color, motion, and behavior.
  • Ability to convey interactive story ideas and complex interactions with wire-frames or prototypes.
  • Experience working with server-side languages, such as PHP and Ruby, is a plus.
  • Attention to detail and excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and to adapt to change in a daily, unpredictable news production environment.
  • Experience working collaboratively with members of a mixed-media team.
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule that may include nights and weekends.
  • A keen interest in and knowledge of NYTimes.com’s competitors, both in the United States and abroad.

Enthusiasm – for designing and making great products and experiences, for current events and The New York Times – is essential. Original, flexible, critical thinkers who communicate and collaborate well with a wide range of contributors will thrive. Design team members are expected not only to make exceptional contributions to the presentation of our journalism, but to engage with others to foster an environment of learning and constructive dialogue about our work.

Applications without links to portfolios/work samples will not be considered.

Pulitzer

Pulitzer Prize

2013 Feature Writing

Awarded to John Branch of The New York Times for his evocative narrative about skiers killed in an avalanche and the science that explains such disasters, a project enhanced by its deft integration of multimedia elements.

Pulitzer Prize

2013 Feature Writing

Awarded to John Branch of The New York Times for his evocative narrative about skiers killed in an avalanche and the science that explains such disasters, a project enhanced by its deft integration of multimedia elements JavaScript.

Pulitzer Prize

2013 Feature Writing

Awarded to John Branch of The New York Times for his evocative narrative about skiers killed in an avalanche and the science that explains such disasters, a project enhanced by its deft integration of multimedia elements JavaScript.

 

@raydaly

jsjournalism.com/jsconf