Tech and journalism, together

If I were in charge... journalism and technology would not just become better connected, but the newsroom culture would take on best practices that have worked well for software development. At this year's Online News Association conference, a pre-conference session discussed how to relate agile software development best practices to the newsroom and a conference session reiterated the value of #fail

I presented about how once newsrooms embrace the culture of #fail and remove barriers to it, there are a lot of tactics and tools from the tech industry that can help journalists:

  • fail fast
  • fail often
  • fail smart


Better late than never. My first website. And it's a Drupal 7 site. Fitting.

So, iterative development! I will launch this and break things and try harder and keep improving it. Please let me know if you have any suggestions. Design is not my strongest skill, but I'm learning. I was anti-Twitter for a long time and now I'm semi-obsessed. It's just so freakin fun. The same will be said for maintaining a personal Drupal site. I'm sure of it.