Designing Journalism for Discovery and Engagement — The Local News Lab — Medium
“Later in his commentary Ragusea touches on transparency: “just trust me I know what I’m talking about doesn’t work anymore, even if you are trustworthy and you do know what you’re talking about,” he says. “It’s like math problems in school: it is not enough to get the right answer you have to show your work.” Since at least 2011 in journalism developer circles show your work has been a mantra, and it is slowly spreading to other parts of the newsroom.
Ragusea argues that Thompson’s idea of discovery is important not because “people enjoy watching their hero sleuth chase down a mystery” but because nobody will believe you anymore when you “report a bunch of facts, even if you explain where you got them from. You have to show how you got them.”
Show, don’t tell. It’s writing 101 and it is the basic idea of active versus passive transparency.
I like putting the emphasis on active transparency, in part, because it reinforces the idea of journalism as a process not a product.”
How to Protect Your Personal Data—and Humanity—From the Government – The Atlantic
” There are so many ghosts in our machines—their locations so hidden, their methods so ingenious, their motives so inscrutable—that not to feel haunted is not to be awake. That’s why paranoia, even in its extreme forms, no longer seems to me so much a disorder as a mode of cognition with an impressive track record of prescience.”
Max Howell on Twitter: “Google: 90% of our engineers use the software you wrote (Homebrew), but you can’t invert a binary tree on a whiteboard so fuck off.”
The Land That the Internet Era Forgot | WIRED
” he starts with a rapid-fire primer on heady concepts like the Internet of Things, the mobile revolution, cloud computing, digital disruption, and the perpetual increase of processing power. (“It’s exponential, folks. It’s just growing and growing.”) The upshot: If you don’t at least try to think digitally, the digital economy will disrupt you. It will drain your town of young people and leave your business in the dust.
Then he switches gears and tries to stiffen their spines with confidence. Start a website, he’ll say. Get on social media. See if the place where you live can finally get a high-speed broadband connection—a baseline point of entry into modern economic and civic life.”
The 12 Weirdest, Funniest, Smartest Twitter Bots — Following: How We Live Online
Web Poets’ Society: New Breed Succeeds in Taking Verse Viral – The New York Times
Montessori Quotes | Association Montessori Internationale
“My vision of the future is no longer of people taking exams and proceeding from secondary school to University but of passing from one stage of independence to a higher, by means of their own activity and effort of will.” (From Childhood to Adolescence, opening)
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