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Hack Jersey 2.0 is Officially Underway!

Posted on 28 Mar 2015 in Ideas | 0 comments

TweetIt’s official, folks! Day 1 of Hack Jersey 2.0 is officially underway. We’ve got a great group of coders, developers, techies, writers, journalists, and creative thinkers this year. As you read this, each of our teams is working tirelessly to improve journalism though data, code, and play. Our resident videographer and producer, TJ Russell, put together the short […]

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Where’s the data on data journalism?

Posted on 26 Mar 2015 in Ideas | 0 comments

TweetThe need for more emphasis on “Data for Journalism” By SACHIN KAMDAR Writers, from reporters at the New York Times to content marketing bloggers, are taking advantage of data as a source for news, ushering in a new era of data journalism. With the fast pace of adoption of data journalism has come a confluence […]

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Hackathon Inspiration: ‘How might we’ use the FDA API?

Posted on 04 Mar 2015 in Ideas | 0 comments

TweetBy CARLA ASTUDILLO We’ve been given a gift. Way back in June 2014, the Food and Drug Administration released an API for its drug, device and food data. So far, word has only traveled among techies and open data advocates. I’m here to tell you, though, that this is a treasure trove of opportunities simply […]

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Hackathon inspiration: ‘How might we’ improve weather coverage?

Posted on 01 Mar 2015 in Ideas | 0 comments

Tweet (Here’s a guest post from Stephen Stirling, a data and weather reporter for NJ Advance Media, to prime the pump for our second hackathon.) The world of weather has perhaps the most copious bounty of publicly available data available in the realm of CAR reporting, but that doesn’t mean it’s being used effectively. Take […]

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Why I’m Asking You To Come Hack With Us

Posted on 11 Feb 2015 in Ideas, News | 0 comments

TweetHere’s a guest post from Hack Jersey co-founder and NJ News Commons director Debbie Galant. We’re holding a hackathon March 28-29 at Montclair State. The theme is A Weekend of Making Journalism Better Through Data, Code and Play. A lot of journalists think a hackathon is not for them. They either don’t know the word […]

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