JavaScript Journalism

The New Profession
and a New Golden Age 

ModevEast
December 13, 2013
http://js-journalism.org/modev
bit.ly/jsj1213
@js_journalism
#js_journalism

Ray Daly
@raydaly

Reaction to JavaScript Journalism

 






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Reaction to JavaScript Journalism


In May, he (Ray Daly) spoke at JSConf about “JavaScript journalism” — the idea that just as it took some time for photojournalism to be respected as a distinct field, it’s now proper to define JavaScript journalism as its own thing, a field ready to stand alongside the other prefixes journalists attach to their job titles.
- JOSHUA BENTON
  Nieman Journalism Lab

July 30, 2013

 Arguing for a new genre: "JavaScript journalism"


What is 

JavaScript Journalism?


Form of journalism that uses JavaScript to tell a news story.








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Words That Last

http://js-journalism.com

US Election Results


USA Today: Behind the Bloodshed


Snow Fall


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.


Scope of JavaScript Journalism

data
maps
long form
infographics

multi-media
slideshows
audio
video

non-lineral
navigation
matrix
timeline

more

Data Journalist/Programmer

Stanford University (November 10, 2013)

Location: Stanford, CA, USA

Stanford University's Department of Communication seeks an innovative journalist-coder with deep data skills to become a Lecturer in the Journalism Program. The ideal candidate would help create the Stanford Computational Journalism Lab and serve as its Chief Technologist and Senior Associate.

Over the next five years, the Journalism Program aims to change the way that stories are discovered and told. Faculty and students will develop data analysis and visualization tools, partner with media and technology companies around content creation, and lead research and instruction in computational journalism -- all with the goal of supporting accountability and investigative journalism in the digital world.

Reporting that uncovers hard-to-get information to hold institutions accountable remains essential to democracy, but it is increasingly difficult to sustain economically. Stanford can do R and D to help fill this gap. For example, the combination of data mining and pattern recognition software can generate story leads. Easy-to-use tools to pull data from pdf forms, cluster documents by topic and sentiment, and draw connections across entities and individuals can surface stories to investigate.

The program also will foster new ways of telling public affairs and investigative stories. If these stories are personalized or developed in ways that lead to distinctive products, the media companies whose journalists do the original work are much more likely to charge for it or attract advertising revenue.

There's no better place than Stanford to lead the development of computational journalism, which offers the prospect of accountability through algorithms. The university's scholars in multiple fields -- computational social science, computer science, and digital humanities -- are inventing ways to harness data to explain how institutions operate. Journalists are seeking new ways to pursue a similar mission.

We seek a journalist interested in leading the fusion of computation and journalism as a Lecturer at Stanford. The successful candidate would teach courses in topics such as data journalism, data visualization, and computational journalism at the undergraduate and master's level. This would involve infusing the Journalism MA program with an emphasis on discovering and telling stories through data. The person would be a founding member of the Stanford Computational Journalism Lab, slated to open in 2014.

The Museum of Mario

by Kyle Simpson, from IGN

the “content” of any medium is always another medium

- Marshall McLuhan

Software is eating the world.
- Marc Andreessen

Any application that can be written in JavaScript, will eventually be written in JavaScript
- Jeff Atwood

JavaScript makes your site an application
- Ray Daly

the “content” of any medium is always another medium
- Marshall McLuhan

Why Won't JavaScript Journalism Just Go Away?


  • News is not just text
  • JavaScript is part of the story
  • Drives people to site
  • Exclusive content increases traffic
  • Long shelf life
  • Changes concept of news site
  • Interactivity engages reader
  • Experience is more personal
  • Allows you to tell different stories

Form of journalism that uses JavaScript to tell a news story

Questions?

JavaScript Journalism

The New Profession
and a New Golden Age 

ModevEast
December 13, 2013
http://js-journalism.org/modev
bit.ly/jsj1213
@js_journalism
#js_journalism

Ray Daly
@raydaly


Shouldn't a professional race car driver understand engines?


Name It Whatever


Interactive Journalism
App Journalism
Sensor Journalism
Data Journalism
Digital Journalism
Online Journalism
or
JavaScript Journalism


JavaScript Journalism covers a wide scope of stories.

JavaScript Journalism

The New Profession
and a New Golden Age 

ModevEast
December 13, 2013
http://js-journalism.org/modev
bit.ly/jsj1213
@js_journalism
#js_journalism

Ray Daly
@raydaly

daly-apps.com


On Christmas Eve,
18th anniversary of JavaScript
first app will go public

JavaScript Design Studio and Lab.

ray.daly.apps@gmail.com
@dalyapps