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November 20, 2012

NPR News App Team released best practices as GitHub repo

onaissues:

futurejournalismproject:

NPR Apps best practices for READMEs, HTML & CSS, Javascript, GIT, and more.

Not only useful for wannabe journo-coders, but also helps you get a sense of NPR tackling traditional journalism issues like style consistency beyond the written copy in the modern technology. And props to them for making it available on GitHub.

We love that NPR has made this available on GitHub. For design tips from NPR’s Digital Media Design Director, David Wright, check out the slides and audio from his ONA12 session, Design is How It Works

Saw this in speech from NPR’s Wright in person last week. Stuff like this inspires you to work harder on your own site development. — Ernie @ SFB

14:42 // 1 year ago
November 19, 2012
20:19 // 1 year ago
Those who associate Islam with terrorism close their eyes in the face of mass killing of Muslims, turn their heads from the massacre of children in Gaza. For this reason, I say that Israel is a terrorist state, and its acts are terrorist acts.
Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that Israel was carrying out “terrorist acts” in its bombardment of Gaza. (via newsflick)
9:29 // 1 year ago
November 9, 2012
searchengineland:

Yes it’s here, a list of the most expensive keywords in Google. This is only a partial list, but you can check out the full list here.

There’s good money in asbestos.

searchengineland:

Yes it’s here, a list of the most expensive keywords in Google. This is only a partial list, but you can check out the full list here.

There’s good money in asbestos.

14:30 // 1 year ago
November 6, 2012
tpmmedia:

TPM’s Election Scoreboard is LIVE and ready for results.
FOLLOW ALONG.

Soon, this map will be so insanely full of color that it’ll look like a giant metaphor for our country’s divisions. I for one am psyched.

tpmmedia:

TPM’s Election Scoreboard is LIVE and ready for results.

FOLLOW ALONG.

Soon, this map will be so insanely full of color that it’ll look like a giant metaphor for our country’s divisions. I for one am psyched.

19:09 // 1 year ago
November 3, 2012
azipaybarah:

Get ready New York…

Brilliant. Such a show of quiet resiliency. Their best cover since this one.

azipaybarah:

Get ready New York…

Brilliant. Such a show of quiet resiliency. Their best cover since this one.

0:53 // 1 year ago
November 1, 2012
Fair and Balanced: Here’s a handwritten note, circa-2005, wherein the president of Fox News writes to a Bush administration official—on Fox News stationary—and offers to “help off the record” if needed. The administration official in question was Condoleezza Rice, then-Secretary of State; Rice replied with a generic form letter. The note was obtained by Gawker’s John Cook, who wrote: "Please just imagine for a moment how Fox News would cover the publication of a private note from the editor of the New York Times to an Obama Administration official offering ‘help off the record.’" source

Fair and Balanced: Here’s a handwritten note, circa-2005, wherein the president of Fox News writes to a Bush administration official—on Fox News stationary—and offers to “help off the record” if needed. The administration official in question was Condoleezza Rice, then-Secretary of State; Rice replied with a generic form letter. The note was obtained by Gawker’s John Cook, who wrote: "Please just imagine for a moment how Fox News would cover the publication of a private note from the editor of the New York Times to an Obama Administration official offering ‘help off the record.’" source

15:54 // 1 year ago
October 31, 2012
gawkercom:

The Subway Is Back (Sorta)
As of tomorrow, mass rail transit is kinda returning to New York City!
The upshot, basically, is:
You can get from the Bronx to Upper Manhattan, and Upper Manhattan to the Bronx.
You can get from Queens to Upper Manhattan, and Upper Manhattan to Queens. 
You can kinda get around Queens and the Bronx
You can get east to west in north and central Brooklyn, and 
from central Brooklyn to parts of South Brooklyn, and vice versa. 
If you want to go between Brooklyn and Manhattan you can take one of three shuttle busses, running from, respectively, Atlantic Center, Jay Street and Hewes St. and all going to 57th and Lexington Ave.
Here is a map:
Read More

The slow crawl back to normalcy continues. Good luck, New Yorkers.

gawkercom:

The Subway Is Back (Sorta)

As of tomorrow, mass rail transit is kinda returning to New York City!

The upshot, basically, is:

  • You can get from the Bronx to Upper Manhattan, and Upper Manhattan to the Bronx.
  • You can get from Queens to Upper Manhattan, and Upper Manhattan to Queens. 
  • You can kinda get around Queens and the Bronx
  • You can get east to west in north and central Brooklyn, and 
  • from central Brooklyn to parts of South Brooklyn, and vice versa. 
  • If you want to go between Brooklyn and Manhattan you can take one of three shuttle busses, running from, respectively, Atlantic Center, Jay Street and Hewes St. and all going to 57th and Lexington Ave.

Here is a map:

Read More

The slow crawl back to normalcy continues. Good luck, New Yorkers.

14:53 // 1 year ago
October 27, 2012
12:40 // 1 year ago
October 26, 2012
humanrightswatch:

In a historic move this week, Uruguayan President José Mujica has signed into law a bill that waives criminal penalties for abortion in the first 12 weeks of gestation, with certain procedural requirements, and in the first 14 weeks of gestation in the cases of rape. The law marks a significant development in realizing women’s human rights and preventing unsafe, clandestine abortions in the region.
Read more after the jump.
© 2012 Reuters

A huge development on the women’s rights front.

humanrightswatch:

In a historic move this week, Uruguayan President José Mujica has signed into law a bill that waives criminal penalties for abortion in the first 12 weeks of gestation, with certain procedural requirements, and in the first 14 weeks of gestation in the cases of rape.

The law marks a significant development in realizing women’s human rights and preventing unsafe, clandestine abortions in the region.

Read more after the jump.

© 2012 Reuters

A huge development on the women’s rights front.

18:03 // 1 year ago