MinnPost: News Apps
Kaeti Hinck, the Director of News Technology at MinnPost will be joining us to talk about their growing focus on news applications. She will share experiences they had moving MinnPost to a new Drupal platform, the challenges with taxonomy structures, and how they are blending reporter needs with software capabilities to deliver a great news web site. She will also talk about the importance of open source in their organization, as well as the growing community of news developers that are changing the way we do journalism.
Kickstarter: Bring your Crowd-funded Journalism Idea To Life
We will also explore Kickstarter, the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects. Kickstarter’s Director of Art Program, Stephanie Pereira, will share some insights on how to structure a project, what kind of rewards work best, and other helpful tips and valuable stats. For inspiration, we will also take a look at some favorite journalism and technology projects: Comix Journalism in Afganistan, Matter, NewsMotion and Speak Out Tunisia to name a few!
Please come join us for beverages, snacks, and plenty of time for Q&A!