What we learned from two news hackathons

Racing the clock in a hackathon format changed the game for a team from The West Australian. Ben Martin shares the experience of the team, which included head developer Joe Hardy and designer Sophia Lewis. Part one: Sydney Yes, there was all the helter-skelter coding, all the ideas (some brill ...

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Virtual reality and the dawn of the Experience Age at the ABC

Interactive innovation was on show at Storyology as the ABC shared its first go at VR, a short documentary at a rodeo. Lucy Dean from Fairfax Media wrote up her takeaways for journalists from the genre experiment. This is one of a few pieces we’re republishing from Fairfax Media’s internal Learning ...

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Breaking news — to fix our industry’s future

Walkleys CEO Jacqui Park went to Stanford University in the heart of Silicon Valley to find the answer to the industry’s turmoil. Instead she had to settle for finding the question. Illustration by Rod Emmerson. What’s journalism going to look like? Whenever we think we’re close to the answer it ...

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Longlist announced for 2016 Walkley Grants for Innovation in Journalism

Podcasts, community radio, automated reporting, student profiles and secure communications are among the topics of the outstanding projects submitted for this year’s Walkley Grants for Innovation in Journalism. The Walkley Foundation is proud to announce a longlist of 18 projects, which will go o ...

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Nerd Box: How the ABC’s interactive team made the creepiness of metadata personal

This is the second post in Nerd Box, an occasional feature in the Walkley Magazine about data journalism. By Simon Elvery Australian Broadcasting Corporation READ ON ABC • How your phone tracks your every move • What reporter Will Ockenden's metadata reveals about his life Images in th ...

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Rethinking the comments section — while keeping trolls in check

The sheer volume of reader posts — not to mention trolls and legal risks — is forcing publishers to rethink their comments sections, reports Kate Stanton. This article is republished with permission of our friends at The Citizen, an independent not-for-profit online mag out of University of Melb ...

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