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Dengue Fever: Retro Pop, Cambodian Style : NPR
That time when you heard a favorite, favorite band on :
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22 hours ago
Nine podcasts for journalists | IJNet
Nine podcasts for journalists (none of which is Serial)
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yesterday
Sports Illustrated Lays Off All Staff Photographers | NPPA
RT : Sports Illustrated Lays Off All Staff Photographers (via ) The end of the staff photographer?
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2 days ago
First Tweet - Who Said It First on Twitter
Search a word, phrase, hashtag, etc. Return the tweet in which it was first used. Free. No registration.
twitter  tools  search  archive 
3 days ago
Retiring Python as a Teaching Language
Rationale for using JS instead of Python - experienced teacher
javascript  programming  teach  learn 
4 days ago
Learn to Code With a Mentor & Become a Web Developer | Thinkful
An online learning company that provides one-on-one mentors.
programming  learn  code  mentors 
4 days ago
Thinkful | Programming Fundamentals in Python
Nice intro to Python that has you creating a cute project, a Python pet.
python  code  programming  resource  games 
4 days ago
Stories - Apply Now for Reporting Fellowships — International Reporting Project
Journalists: If you're reporting about religion or health/development, you could get a fellowship:
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4 days ago
The Way North: Day 39 - NYTimes.com
This is a good example to show students because the photos are great and they go wall-to-wall even at 27 inches -- then format down to phone size, and the text reformats nicely also.
responsive  html  examples  NYT 
5 days ago
Designing an Effective Donate Form | Brad Frost
Very nicely illustrated, and good thoughts about "What do you want to do?" and "What should the users be able to do?"
webdesign  usability  UI  design 
5 days ago
Reuters Institute for the study of Journalism
"We have to stop coverage of technology being about queueing for an iPhone and make it about society and power."
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7 days ago
Channel Tunnel latest - BBC News
Live reporting example when Chunnel had to be closed because of a fire.
liveblogging  examples  BBC 
8 days ago
Majority of U.S. public school students are in poverty - The Washington Post
In Florida, 59 percent of children in public schools are "low income."
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8 days ago
Online Python Tutor - Learn programming by visualizing code execution
Create a visual represenation of your Python program - save it or embed it. Use in teaching!
education  learning  programming  python  tutorial 
10 days ago
Python is Now the Most Popular Introductory Teaching Language at Top U.S. Universities | Communications of the ACM
"Specifically, eight of the top 10 CS departments (80%), and 27 of the top 39 (69%), teach Python in introductory CS0 or CS1 courses."

Chart, some analysis. July 2014 data collection.
education  programming  python  university 
10 days ago
Oscars 2015 Ballot - NYTimes.com
Sorry, I lied. One more Oscars-related tweet. This ballot from is a thing of beauty.
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10 days ago
Multimedia Reporting: Assignments - Journalists' Toolkit
I forgot about these: 12 assignments for a multimedia reporting class.
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10 days ago
Ten Great Pieces of Immersive Journalism I Missed in 2014 — Medium
Be inspired (2 of 2): Ten Great Pieces of Immersive Journalism
I Missed in 2014
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11 days ago
9 Vegan Food Hacks That Are The Height Of Inventiveness
No dairy, no eggs - substitutes such as canned pumpkin, fresh avocados, and more.
food  recipes  vegan 
11 days ago
Is data journalism teaching repeating the same mistakes as online journalism teaching? | Online Journalism Blog
I'm late on this, but recommend all journalism educators read immediately: Mistakes in teaching data journalism.
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11 days ago
Untitled (http://www.vice.com/read/in-the-prime-of-their-lives-0000544-v2n1)
U.S. labor realities: Meet the non-immigrant migrant workers who pack books for Amazon.
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11 days ago
An Old Fogey’s Analysis of a Teenager’s View on Social Media — The Message — Medium
Race and class, geography and cultural background shape teens' social media use - yes, it's NOT one size fits all!
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12 days ago
Mobile phones and the good life: Examining the relationships among mobile use, social capital and subjective well-being
Adopting an affordance-based approach, this study examines how different uses of the mobile phone are related to individuals’ subjective well-being and social capital. Findings from a national survey showed that both voice and online communication with the mobile phone is positively related to various indicators of subjective well-being and bonding and bridging capital. Moreover, both bonding and bridging capital mediated the relationship between mobile phone use and subjective well-being. On the other hand, non-communicative uses, such as information seeking activities, were negatively related to positive affect and passing time activities were positively related to negative affect. Implications of the findings are discussed.
research  mobile  mmc6612 
13 days ago
Popular Python recipes tagged "meta:min_python_2" « ActiveState Code
Simpler examples than what we typically find with search on GitHub
python  examples 
14 days ago
Cluetrain: The listicle.
92: "Hackers got us into this and hackers will have to get us out."
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16 days ago
Social Media Site Usage 2014 | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project
Social Media Update - U.S. survey data from Sept. 2014, from Pew Internet - -
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16 days ago
Web Developer | Pew Research Center
This is a job description for a Web dev who can do data.
jobs  webdev 
16 days ago
A mile wide, an inch deep — Medium
By Ev Williams: "My rant was the result of increasing frustration with the one-dimensionality that those who report on, invest in, and build consumer Internet services talk about success."
twitter  metrics  instagram  analytics  socialmedia 
16 days ago
Baptism By Fire: What We Learned Covering #CharlieHebdo On Our 3rd Day
A post by Andy Carvin on Jan. 8, 2015, explaining how his new reporting team at Reported.ly covered -- via social media -- the mass shooting in the offices of Paris magazine Charlie HebDo.on Jan. 7. Basically a case study.
socialmedia  reporting  examples  smmuf 
16 days ago
Arrays in C
tutorialspoint appears to be a good resource for learning about C
C  code  programming  resources 
16 days ago
Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Using Python | edX
Open course from MIT - 6.00.1x - recommended by some folks in CS50 at HarvardX
python  courses 
17 days ago
A Teenager’s View on Social Media — Medium
What you need to know about social media and younger adult users. Author: A student . I love technology and curiosity. Want more info? Check out my website (http://andrewswatts.com/) or my Twitter ().
socialmedia  teens  youth  audiences  smmuf  usage  from twitter
17 days ago
Some 2015 Predictions - The Awl
Some 2015 predictions about online news and information from The Awl -
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19 days ago
10 Reasons Beginners Should Learn Ruby on Rails
8. Ruby itself is a forgiving language for beginners.

At the end of the day Ruby on Rails applications are mostly written in Ruby, so it helps that it has a few features that make it especially good for beginners to learn. Unlike Javascript and many other languages, you don’t need to remember to end your lines with a semicolon (;). Unlike Python and some other languages, whitespaces and tabbing doesn’t matter. A lot of the times, you can leave out things like parenthesis () and curly brackets {} and it doesn’t even matter! Ruby knows what you meant. On top of that, Ruby is very readable.
webdev  development  learning  ruby  mmc4341 
20 days ago
Science Has Great News for People Who Read Actual Books - Mic
"A 2014 study found that readers of a short mystery story on a Kindle were significantly worse at remembering the order of events than those who read the same story in paperback. Lead researcher Anne Mangen of Norway's Stavanger University concluded that "the haptic and tactile feedback of a Kindle does not provide the same support for mental reconstruction of a story as a print pocket book does.""
books  brain  reading  research  ebooks 
23 days ago
David Cole's answer to How do I learn to code? What language should I start with? - Quora
Flask has a nice level of community support, and Heroku has a tutorial (Getting Started with Python on Heroku) that holds your hand through the process of deploying a Flask application to one of their servers. It's not quite the final step in the process because Heroku doesn't support SQLite, which the Flask tutorial uses, so I had to connect that one last dot.

Fortunately, an article about precisely this had already been written: Flask and PostgreSQL on Heroku. This post wasn't as newbie-friendly as I'd hoped, but with the help of Postgres.app (to get Postgres running locally), the SQLAlchemy Documentation, and good old fashioned guess-and-check, I achieved my goal of getting a simple web application deployed onto Heroku.
python  webdev  development  resources  flask 
23 days ago
CodingBat
Problems to solve in Python
practice  code  programming  python 
23 days ago
Very Short Introductions - Oxford University Press
When I browse list of Oxford's Very Short Introductions, I want to learn so many new things -
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23 days ago
Log In - The New York Times
Enjoyed this story about China's education system - grueling prep for high-pressure university entrance exam.
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23 days ago
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