What we're reading this week
Ben: From MuckRock executive editor JPat Brown, some amusing anecdotes and a whole lot of tips about FOIA.
Gabe: Jackie Lay is an illustrator and designer who’s done fantastic video animations for The Atlantic. She interprets spoken word with humor, grace, and originality. Check out her videos about Caitlyn Jenner, the origin of dogs, and Notorious R.B.G.
Julia: An important question these days: How do we design the news for people who are burned out?
Kay: These drone journalism camps will give you the hands-on experience necessary to pass the FAA exam and also include important sessions on the ethics and law of using drones for journalism.
RC: Creative Commons has released a new search tool to help you find open licensed images from across the web.
Inndy: Cassie the Bipedal Ostrich Bot.
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The Tor Project is hiring a Communications Director.
The Texas Tribune is hiring a software engineer.
ProPublica is hiring a web producer, a product developer and a number of other positions.
KPCC is hiring an audience insights and development manager.
The American Press Institute is hiring a reader revenue program manager.
The Pew Research Center is hiring a research analyst on its journalism and media research team.
The Trust Project is hiring a project manager.
The UK Local Data Lab is hiring its first two team members.
The Internet Archive is hiring for a number of positions, including a head of digitization.
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This week we launched a Largo-powered redesign for Fresh Energy, a Minnesota nonprofit dedicated to shaping policies for a clean energy economy.
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I enjoy reading articles from Post Status, which is dedicated to informing WordPress professionals and enthusiasts about the industry. In particular, here's some New Year's Resolutions for WordPress Developers.
And in team news, the one-and-only Adam is leaving INN to go be awesome at Mother Jones, and Julia is taking the helm here. Stay tuned for more updates next week – but don’t worry, Nerd Alert is sticking around for good.
SOME OTHER STUFF
Gather ye rosebuds
LISTEN: 99 Red Balloons with Red Balloons.
EAT: Caramelized-Honey Brûlée. For now, for Valentine’s day, for always.
Until next time...