We couldn’t be more excited to announce MaryJo Webster of the Pioneer Press will join the Thunderdome data team as senior data reporter.Read Full Post
Over the past few months, Thunderdome Data Editor Tom Meagher has been chatting with journalists around the company about DocumentCloud and how it can help you turn that pile of papers under your desk into one hell of a story.
Recently, Tom sat down with the folks on our Michigan data team to chat about DocumentCloud and its killer features. We captured the demonstration in this video.
Did we whet your appetite? Dig into these resources to learn more about working with DocumentCloud.
- 5 Ways to use DocumentCloud for journalism
- Tips from IRE for using DocumentCloud
- InsideThunderdome’s live chat with DocumentCloud developer Ted Han and IRE training director Jaimi Dowdell
- Slide deck from Tom Meagher’s DocumentCloud demo
Have you used DocumentCloud for a story yet? We’d love to see what you’ve done with it. Leave us a comment or mention us on Twitter at @dfmdata.
Now that our Digital First Represents contestants have completed dozens of online classes and pitched the investigative projects they hope to pursue, we’re ready to announce the winners of our Digital First Represents #NICAR14 contest.Read Full Post
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a journalist.Read Full Post
Those who attend Investigative Reporters and Editors’ annual Computer-Assisted Reporting conference include the brightest and most generous minds pursuing data journalism for the best news organizations in the world. This winter, you have a chance to represent your Digital First newsroom and join them in Baltimore.Read Full Post
A couple weeks ago, members of Thunderdome’s data team headed to the Global Editors Network Editors’ Lab at the New York Times to wrestle with how to turn news storytelling into a game.Read Full Post
The Thunderdome data team explains what went into the playoff prediction interactive it produced in collaboration with the sports desk.Read Full Post
Back in November, the staff at Thunderdome gathered together to craft a mission statement (“to empower local newsrooms”) and enumerate our shared values as a news organization. Now the data team is ready to unveil its own manifesto.Read Full Post
Last week, our Thunderdome data team launched an interactive database to accompany a group of stories for Digital First Media’s Connecticut papers. The project examined disparity in public school superintendent salaries. We wanted to walk our readers through the reporting and data collection, as well as the building of the map and database framework that sprang from the stories.Read Full Post
One of the many exciting aspects of Project Thunderdome is its commitment to building engaging interactive news applications and empowering our local newsrooms to pursue strong data stories. Now that our data team here is at full strength, we thought this would be a good time to introduce ourselves.Read Full Post