Meetup con Matt Waite, creador del Drone Journalism Lab y Politifact.com

Sesión interactiva con Matt Waite, periodista/programador, creador del premiado sitio web Politifact.com y director del Laboratorio de Periodismo Droide (Drone Journalism Lab) de la Universidad de Nebraska.

En la ocasión el multipremiado hack/hacker Matt Waite hará una presentación donde abordará el uso de droides y sensores en el Periodismo, dos de las cosas que viene trabajando desde 2011 cuando fundó el Drone Journalism Lab de la Escuela de Periodismo de la Universidad de Nebraska.

El concepto de Periodismo Droide o Drone Journalism tiene que ver con el uso periodístico de naves no tripuladas dirigidas a control remoto que pueden capturar imágenes y videos enviando la señal en tiempo real. El Laboratorio fue establecido con el objetivo de explorar los límites de esta área y desarrollar prototipos de droides que podrían ser usados para el reporteo. Aquí hay un video de un genial ejemplo de su potencial uso.

Matt también abordará su trabajo previo como desarrollador principal del sitio web ganador del premio Pulitzer, PolitiFact.

La sesión incluirá presentación, preguntas y conversación de cómo podríamos aplicar o usar este tipo de tecnologías en nuestro contexto. Si tienes un droide, tráelo.

Waite es reconocido por su talento y oficio, así como por su sentido del humor. No se lo pierdan. Tendremos cervezas :)

El Equipo Hacks/HackersSCL

 

Sobre Matt Waite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Matt Waite es profesor de Periodismo de la Universidad de Nebraska, director del Drone Journalism Lab, ganador del Knight News Challenge 2012 y socio de H
ot Type consulting, una empresa que desarrolla aplicaciones para medios de comunicación y ha producido galardonados sitios web para clientes.

Antes de eso, Waite fue tecnólogo senior de noticias del Saint Petersburg Times de La Florida y el desarrollador principal de Politifact.com, el primer sitio web galardonado con el premio Pulitzer en 2009. También desarrolló proyectos que multiplicaron el tráfico del Saint Petersburg Times y que le granjearon una serie de premios. A nivel periodístico, se inició como reportero de temas policiales para luego pasar al periodismo de investigación. Por su trabajo reporteril recibió varios reconocimientos.

Enlaces útiles:

Sitio web de Matt Waite: http://www.mattwaite.com/
Twitter @mattwaite
Perfil de Matt Waite en U. Nebraska http://journalism.unl.edu/cojmc/about/bios/waite.shtml
Drone Journalism Lab http://www.dronejournalismlab.org/
Video de Droide periodístico en vuelo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t94OX05Ywnk

Agradecimientos:

 

 



Agradecemos a la Embajada de Estados Unidos que trae a Matt Waite a Chile, por su disposición a que se reúna con nosotros.

También a Matt - que es un gran asiduo a actividades Hacks/Hackers en el mundo y aceptó nuestra invitación de inmediato -, y a Start-up Chile y Centro Movistar Innova por facilitarnos el lugar de encuentro.

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Interactive session with Matt Waite, journalist/programmer, developer of the award winning Politifact.com website and director of the Drone Journalism Lab at the University of Nebraska.

On this occasion Matt Waite will talk about the use of droids and sensors in Journalism, two of the things that he has been working on since 2011, when he founded the Drone Journalism Lab at the School of Journalism at the University of Nebraska.

The concept of Drone Journalism is about exploring the possibilities of using drones for reporting, capturing images and videos and sending the signal in real time. The Drone Journalism Lab was established with the aim of advancing the limits of this area and to develop prototypes of droids that could be used for journalsm.

Matt will also discuss his previous work as a developer of the first website to win a Pulitzer Prize: PolitiFact.com.

The session will include presentation, questions and frestyle open floor / conversation about how we could apply or use these technologies in our context. If you have a droid, bring it!

Waite is recognized for his talent and craft, as well as for his sense of humor. Do not miss it. We will have beers :)

The Hacks/HackersSCL Team

 

About Matt Waite

Matt Waite is a Journalism Professor at the University of Nebraska, director of the Drone Journalism Lab, and co-founder of Hot Type Consulting, a company that develops applications for media and has produced award-winning websites for clients.

Prior to joining the University of Nebraska, he was the senior news technologist for the St. Petersburg Times of Florida and the principal developer of the Pulitzer Prize-winning PolitiFact. In 2007, he began working as a hybrid journalist/programmer, combining reporting experience and Web development to create new platforms for journalism. The first platform he developed was PolitiFact, a website that fact checks what politicians say. The site became the first website awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2009. After PolitiFact, he and the New Products Development Team built journalistic products involving entertainment listings, high school sports, local crime and real estate. His projects tripled traffic to high school sports content, doubled local audience, won awards and accounted for more than 50 percent of all traffic to the St. Petersburg Times websites in less than a year.

Before becoming a Web developer, he was an award-winning investigative reporter. He began his journalism career at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Little Rock, covering police and breaking news, including deadly tornadoes and the crash of American Airlines flight 1420 in 1999. In 2000, he moved to the St. Petersburg Times, covering crime and city government in a suburban county. In 2003 he moved to the metro staff of the Times and later the investigative staff. From[masked], he co-authored a series of award-winning stories about Florida's vanishing wetlands. That work was later expanded into a book, "Paving Paradise: Florida's Vanishing Wetlands and the Failure of No Net Loss," published in 2009 by the University Press of Florida.

In 2009, he co-founded Hot Type Consulting, a company that builds applications for media outlets. Hot Type has helped launch a major new non-profit journalism entity in the Texas Tribune and has produced award-winning websites for other clients.

awards.

Useful links

Matt Waite`s website: http://www.mattwaite.com/
Twitter @mattwaite
His bio at U. Nebraska http://journalism.unl.edu/cojmc/about/bios/waite.shtml
Drone Journalism Lab http://www.dronejournalismlab.org/
Video of journalism Drone flying http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t94OX05Ywnk

Acknowledgements:

We thank the U.S. Embassy, who brings Matt Waite to Chile. We also thank Matt for his willingness to immediately accept our invitation to meet Hacks/HackersSCL, and Start-up Chile and Movistar Innova Center for providing the venue.

 

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  • Adolfo N.

    Fue interesante aprender de la experiencia de Matt. La relación que establece entre el periodismo y el desarrollo de nuevas tecnologías. Aunque también surge un cuestionamiento ético a lo que viene en el futuro.

    March 27, 2013

  • Miguel P.

    Qué les pareció el Meetup con Matt Waite?

    March 26, 2013

  • Francisco F. de Brito F.

    Tengo que quedarme hasta tarde en el trabajo, suspendo mi cupo.

    March 21, 2013

  • Miguel P.

    Nos vemos a las 18:30!

    March 21, 2013

  • Jaime González A.

    libero mi cupo
    saludos a todos.

    March 21, 2013

  • Thomas P.

    Too bad.. no podré asistir, libero el cupo.

    March 21, 2013

  • sergio b.

    me anoto

    March 20, 2013

  • Eduardo D.

    no podré asistir, asi que libero el cupo, espero poder asistir a la proxima, saludos

    March 20, 2013

  • guerraguilarte

    C u there!

    March 20, 2013

  • Miguel P.

    Ampliamos la convocatoria hasta 80 personas. Por favor si crees que no irás, libera tu cupo para que otras personas puedan usarlo

    March 19, 2013

  • Miguel P.

    Actualización: Tendremos traducción simultánea!

    March 18, 2013

  • Patricia R.

    Habemos Girls in Tech don Miguel, no lo dude...

    1 · March 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    :) en verdad

    March 15, 2013

  • Miguel P.

    Dónde están las mujeres? Necesitamos más Girls In Tech y Periodismo Digital.

    March 15, 2013

  • Rodrigo G.

    !

    March 14, 2013

  • Miguel P.

    Corran la voz. Queremos que el meetup sea una pequeña fiesta y mucho rock&roll.

    March 13, 2013

  • rodrigo q.

    Wena

    March 13, 2013

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