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RSVP now for Hacks & Hackers NYC: Learning from Living Stories

From: Chrys W.
Sent on: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 4:41 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Hacks/Hackers - New York!

What: Presenting Online News: Learning from Living Stories

When: Wednesday, August 18,[masked]:00 PM

Price: $5.00 per person

Where: Google
111 Eighth Ave. 4th Floor
New York, NY, NY 10011

When news happens, it happens fast ? especially online. How can news outlets help people figure out the whole story quickly?

Google, in a three-month experiment with The New York Times and The Washington Post, created a format called Living Stories. The site mapped a timeline of events and aggregated articles and opinion pieces, images and video, and other materials to give readers the big picture.

Other news sources have taken tips from Living Stories and melded them into their own sites. Among them is ProPublica, which launched its redesign in June.

Join us Aug. 18, 7 p.m., at the storied New York Googleplex (Lego! Secret kitchen!), when Josh Cohen, senior business product manager of Google News, and Scott Klein, editor of news applications at ProPublica, discuss what they've learned about displaying complex stories online and cultivating an active audience.

If you want to test Living Stories for yourself, Google has released the code at and created a WordPress plugin and theme.

We're also looking for volunteers to take detailed notes about the meetup, which we'll post on the Hacks & Hackers blog at Interested? Email us at [address removed].

A big thanks goes to Google for generously providing beer, wine and crudites in addition to meetup space. Hope to see you Aug. 18!

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