Category Archives : 2012


2012 ‘News Hackathon’ presented by Tropo winners 4

The second annual News Hackathon presented by Tropo held during BarCamp NewsInnovation had more than 40 participants, half of whom were developers and the rest were journalists. More coverage on Technically Philly. They built mobile-focused tools that were aimed at informing underserved communities and were given prizes thanks to the generosity of the Center for […]


2012 BarCamp NewsInnovation unconference big board: final schedule

Here are the presentations from the 2012 BCNI! Time Room 3 Room 4 Room 302 Room 304 Room 310 10 Mobile Basics @amygahran Pay for News @editorialiste Google+: Sourcing social analytics Somewheretown: replace the newspaper 11 Mobile & Community @amygahran New metrics @greglinch GunCrisis.org @jimmacmillan 12 Group session Group session Group session Group session Group […]


Why and how the Open Gov ‘News’ Hackathon is being judged: $3,000 in prizes

We’re trying to better bring together the news and the innovation. Here’s another step. The fine people at the Center for Public Interest Journalism, housed at Temple University, will be putting up $3,000 in prizes for the best mobile-focused projects that come out of the Open Gov ‘News’ Hackathon presented by Tropo. Their interest is […]


Dan Schultz of TruthGoggles and Amy Gahran of OaklandLocal.com: 2012 attendee highlight

Let’s get this straight, the more than 180 people registered for the fourth annual BarCamp NewsInnovation are really impressive. See the list and register yourself here. The group of attendees is always standout for an unconference on the future of news, and this year may reach another height. As we have in the past, we […]


BCNI 2012 schedule

Here is a more detailed rough schedule for the 2012 BarCamp NewsInnovation presented by the Center for Public Interest Journalism. Throughout, we’ll be again encouraging BCNI attendees to be involved in the Open Gov ‘News’ Hackathon in the TV Studio room. 9 a.m.: Doors open at Annenberg Hall, Temple University, North Philadelphia 9:30 a.m.: Welcome, […]