A hosted blog at Philly.com to subscribe to: One Step Away

One Step Away is a monthly ‘street newspaper’ produced by people experiencing homelessness in the Philadelphia region. I always make sure to pick up a copy once or twice a month from its many vendors in across Center City, some of which are authors in the paper. Philly.com has been hosting a number of blogs […]

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What is a Data Journalism Organization?

Yesterday, Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight launched, making a bet that you want news stories backed by data to help find the signal in the noise. Like Garret said, succinctly, it’s exciting. In addition to this, Ezra Klein’s effort and others, are giving me hope we’re entering a phase of investment and innovation again in the news space, and […]

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Happy 25th World Wide Web!

Hard to believe that the World Wide Web launched into being on March 12th, 1994. Its ethos, its architectural principals, and its use, have helped to open the world to each of us, with the simple power of the link. My career, and more important, the friendships I have made, wouldn’t have been possible without […]

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Blogging Dead?

Jason Kottke wrote for Nieman Journalism Lab an opinion piece, that along with the additional notes he added on on his personal blog, I mostly agree with. The roles that blogs grew to take on during their heyday (when was that really?), have been largely subsumed by social networks and open micro-blogging ecosystems these past […]

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Read how a few Philly students organized themselves to a few hundred to be heard

AxisPhilly: Isaiah Thompson: “How a few Philly high school students organized themselves into a few hundred in four days”: It began, not surprisingly perhaps, with a modest online message. About two weeks ago, school district officials had announced, once again, a serious hole in the District’s budget and had laid out, once again, severe cuts […]

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“Rebuilding the News”, How Did We Get Here and Why?

All great innovations come from an alchemy of the present *built* on the past. If you can tear it apart, see it from multiple perspectives, and observe the feedback loops that feed into the systems that drove you where you are currently, then you have a powerful tool. That’s what makes C.W. Anderson’s “Rebuilding the […]

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