Jay Rosen’s Explainthis.org Would Have Journalists Answer Users’ Questions

Poynter.org has a good writeup of an idea that NYU journalism prof Jay Rosen has been batting around for a while, “Explain this.”  The basic idea is that news consumers would pose a question to a twitter-like interface and journalists would provide a credibly researched answer. (A typical question would be “why do we subsidize […]

Building the bridge between journalism and computer science

Computational Thinking in Journalism: Recently Asked Questions My Poynter.org  essay on the need to foster comptational thinking in journalism has generated responses ranging from skeptical to intrigued. In this post,  I want to particularly respond to two of the questions and observations that have been raised. I’ll take the comments at Poynter first. One commenter […]