Journalism schools have to do a much better job teaching prospective reporters about the programming skills needed to tell data-driven, visual stories on web pages, not front pages, says the executive director of Northwestern University’s Knight News Innovation Lab.
Paywall solutions are having a bad month. Google shuttered One Pass at the end of April. Now paywall and news aggregation site Ongo, which launched in January 2011 with $12 million in funding from the New York Times, Washington Post and Gannett, is closing.
Ah, hindsight. If newspaper editors had to battle the digital beast all over again, would they have picked another strategy?
Megan Garber at Nieman Journalism Lab has written a nice review of our iPhone and iPod touch app. She also picked up on one of the key elements of our app: bringing our team of writers closer to our readers and our community.