Technologists In Addition To Muckrakers Pursuing A To A Greater Extent Than Perfect Union

Today, roughly 200 reporters, editors together with technologists are gathering at the Googleplex inwards Mountain View for our outset TechRaking summit. Co-hosted amongst the Center for Investigative Reporting, the oldest nonprofit investigative reporting scheme inwards the United States, this gathering is meant to inspire muckraking yesteryear exploring tools that manage reporters tell stories amongst greater interactivity, opportunities for long-form journalism to thrive inwards novel mediums, best practices for verifying information together with fact-checking online together with much to a greater extent than throughout the class of the day. Think of it equally the intersection of scientific discipline together with fine art when it comes to converting information into knowledge.

Here are a few of the highlights inwards store:
  • The Center for Investigative Reporting volition hash out its new Knight Foundation-funded investigative word channel on YouTube that volition endure a hub of investigative journalism. Expected to launch inwards July, the channel volition characteristic videos from major broadcasters together with independent producers globally—both nonprofit together with for-profit—and is an event of the ability of collaborations that tin lavatory serve the public.
  • The announced a novel interface for Fusion Tables, which helps yous amend explore together with collaborate on data, includes to a greater extent than visualizations nether the “experimental” tab together with has a novel Fusion Tables API for developers.
  • Richard Gingras, caput of word production at Google, is kickstarting the twenty-four threescore minutes menstruation amongst a serial of questions for journalists, newsrooms together with technologists to consider. Mary Himinkool, who leads global entrepreneurship, is delivering a rapid-fire seven-minute expect at lessons learned from entrepreneurs some the world, together with Brian Rakowski from Chrome is sharing the procedure involved inwards rethinking the modern browser.
We wishing nosotros could accept welcomed an fifty-fifty larger crowd, merely for those who weren’t able to bring together us inwards person, melody inwards to the Center for Investigative Reporting’s Google+ page for updates from the twenty-four threescore minutes menstruation together with highlights afterward. At 1:30pm PT we’ll broadcast a Hangout amongst Krishna Republic of Republic of India (distinguished enquiry scientist at Google together with founder of Google News), Amna Nawaz (Pakistan bureau chief/correspondent at NBC News), Nic Robertson (senior international correspondent at CNN), Sarah Hill (news anchor at KOMU) together with Sree Sreenivasan (dean of pupil affairs together with professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism). You tin lavatory also follow #techraking together with participate on Twitter.

TechRaking was born out of a lunchtime conversation at NewsFoo, some other unconventional conference focused on moving frontward the futurity of journalism together with technology. We expect frontward to seeing the ideas together with outcomes that emerge together with railroad train from today.


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