Recent Journalist-Programmer reads

O’Reilly Radar: Mike Loukides: “What is Data Science?” Media Shift: Marc Glaser: “Why Journalists Should Learn Computer Programming” Rafe Colburn: “Why journalists should learn to program” – with a suggestion on what really to be digging into – and I agree. Resource: Hacks/Hackers

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Parenting while plugged in – don’t do it

I am guilty as charged and with Richelle’s help, changing my ways: NYTimes: “The Risks of Parenting While Plugged In”: …children in higher socioeconomic homes hear an average of 2,153 words an hour, whereas those in working-class households hear only about 1,251; children in the study whose parents were on welfare heard an average of […]

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Maureen Johnson – “I am not a brand.”

Maureen Johnson: “Manifesto”: The internet is made of people. People matter. This includes you. Stop trying to sell everything about yourself to everyone. Don’t just hammer away and repeat and talk at people–talk TO people. It’s organic. Make stuff for the internet that matters to you, even if it seems stupid. Do it because it’s […]

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Afraid you’ll miss Firebug if you move to Chrome?

Probably not. Check out the screencasts at Chromium Projects: “Google Chrome Developer Tools”. I haven’t abandoned Firefox yet. But it is important to experiment and keep your toolbox open. Since Chrome has recently gone stable on the OS X, I’m finding it a capable browser. Haven’t switched yet however.

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There can never be enough journalists like Bill Moyers

Recently my friend and coworker Arpit Mathur passed along a critique of journalism’s sorry state using the leaked iPhone story as evidence. The sad thing is that we might be amidst some kind of golden age for journalism and are largely unawares. For evidence, visit sites and services like ProPublica, NPR.org, McClatchyDC, THe Center for […]

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