Why the journalist in programmer/journalist matters

In a comment, Ben asked how PolitiFact went from idea to PolitiFact.

How did that get refined into the site we see today? Was the content and feature refinement mostly the work of web people or people from the print newsroom? Any lessons learned to help the rest of us help our editors and reportorial colleges see the new dimensions web apps can bring to conventional content?

The content and feature refinement, at least at first, was the work of Bill Adair and I almost exclusively. After we first talked over the idea, I sketched out how I thought the ...

By: Matt Waite | Posted: Sept. 11, 2007 | Tags: Journalism, Databases | 0 comments