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The Twilight of the CMS | TPM Media Labs
The publishing world is full of content management horror stories. Those who have survived Cthonic publishing monstrosities such as “The Legacy Java Platform”, “Our Little Fork of Moveable Type” or “The In-house Academic Language Backend” will talk at length about their trials.
hinton  tpm  cms  publishing  from delicious
july 2011 by tysone
Talking Points Memo’s first developer talks startup life, jumping to ProPublica and data journalism » Nieman Journalism Lab
What’s it like being the only in-house techie at a news startup? Talking Points Memo’s first developer Al Shaw says “it’s kind of like being a reporter….you have to be a generalist,” doing everything from ad-side work to election-night interactives.
tpm  propublica  nieman 
november 2010 by tysone
How Rolling Stone Won The News Cycle And Lost The Story
If print publications are going to keep committing suicide, they really ought to stop blaming the web. A guide to how to have the biggest news story and still lead to the death of investigative print journalism is after the jump.
rollingstone  tpm  journalism 
june 2010 by tysone
TPM on Rails: Building a News App in Under Two Months | Shhhaw
"framework-based rapid development and agile methodologies go really well with deadline-based newsroom culture ... highly-abstracted software development can be seen as almost analogous to newswriting. Where the news story, as a form, is a rigid, highly repetitive (though highly creative) venture, so Rails’ ‘convention over configuration’ approach boils the act of creating an app down to its bare essentials."
rails  newsapp  journalism  tpm  nytimes 
december 2009 by tysone
Shhhaw! » On Redesigning the Front Page of Talking Points Memo
"When sitting down to redesign the site, the prime directive from Josh was to make it easier for the reader to get a gist for not only the stories we are driving, but a complete picture of the day’s news."
tpm  redesign  news_design  forsnd 
may 2009 by tysone
Q&A: TPM’s Ben Craw, on a new video voice for media crit online » Nieman Journalism Lab » Pushing to the Future of Journalism
The man behind TPMtv is Ben Craw. Curious about how the “Day in 100 seconds” videos are constructed, I sent Craw a set of questions over email, and he graciously provided the lengthy and insightful responses below.
politics  television  tpm 
january 2009 by tysone

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