Semi-comprehensive list of newsrooms doing news applications
News App Teams
Associated Press: Jonathan Stray, John Balestrieri, Bob Weston, Sean McDade, Feilding Cage, Troy Thibodeaux, Julian Burgess
Chicago Tribune: The News Applications Team (Christopher Groskopf, Brian Boyer, Ryan Mark, Joe Germuska)
CQ-Roll Call Group
Dallas Morning News
LA Times: The Data Desk
New York Times (Aron Pilhofer, Brian Hamman, Ben Koski, Derek Willis, Jacob Harris, Jacqui Maher, Alan McLean, David Nolen, Tyson Evans, Andrei Scheinkman)
St. Petersburg Times
The Texas Tribune: Data Library
Several Journalist-Developers, Not Formally in a Team
Des Moines Register
The (Eugene, Ore.) Register-Guard
Talking Points Memo (Al Shaw)
Scripps Howard News Service
Palm Beach Post (Adam Playford)
Southern California Public Radio / KPCC (Jeffrey Long)
The San Diego Union-Tribune (Yuri Victor)
PBSNews.org (Michelle Minkoff)
We've got a few editorial development teams here at msnbc.com - one that's focused on mid to long term editorial needs (we built the Stimulus Tracker app in Flash and Django http://stimulustracker.msnbc.com/ ) and a labs team tasked with more long range, alternate news products like http://breakingnews.com/
WSJ.com doesn't have a "news applications" team per se but there is a graphics department that creates a lot of interactives and other material that would fall under that category.
This page here is an (up to date I think) list of projects. http://online.wsj.com/public/page/0_0_WP_2003.html
Would it benefit the community to piece together a database of apps teams in the same way Charles Lewis' group put together a report on investigative nonprofits?
I think this is a great idea. We should also include links to team pages/blogs wherever appropriate. I will edit the OP to add the ones I can think of off the top of my head.
Adam Playford is still a one-man journalist-developer in The Palm Beach Post's newsroom, but otherwise this function at Cox properties has been centralized in a corporate division in Atlanta.
Hm, I just switched us (Spokane) into the "several" category. Does two devs count as several? And we consider ourselves a team, but work from within the newsroom.
I made some edits to this and am hoping to revive it as a topic so it can get updated.
- glass.js: an internal framework we plan on open sourcing soon
- underscore.js: all the iterators you'll ever need.
- jQuery Tools: Really great slim common ui behaviors.
The Plain Dealer in Cleveland has quietly been building Caspio databases and from-scratch searches since 2007 and recently began doing more interactive graphics.
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