We have a saying in the Valley that we live by, which is: iterate or die. So every week we’re producing something that’s better then the week before. This product is going to look a lot different in a year from now and we hope that it’s much bigger in a year from now. It’s just going to be a whole lot of work to get us to where we want to be. When we think about our ideal app it’s this national product that you can take anywhere. At some point we’re hoping that two versions of the same news article are sitting in the same location to provide a robust look at what’s happening. And then with Gigs, allowing the community to weigh in and say this is what I saw or let me show you what I know about this thing. So it is news, but it’s much larger then news. There’s all sorts of things that we can place on this map, and our goal is to produce a product that people find interesting and useful and to help them be better citizens. That’s just one of those things that we’re just going to push for until we either win or lose at this thing.
The News Frontier
12:07 PM - July 12, 2011
Q&A: Luke Stangel, Co-Creator of TapIn Bay Area
“Mobile could make us focus again on what we do really well as reporters.”
16 women whose digital startups deserve Vox-level plaudits - A look at the media entrepreneurs who aren’t grabbing headlines
Why was ‘Dasani’ shut out of the Pulitzers? - 5 problems with The New York Times’ ambitious, influential series on the life of one homeless Brooklyn girl
The AP downplays its Obamacare scoop - Repeal on deductible caps marks another step in The Great Cost Shift
The enduring pull of mag covers - Why do magazine cover images still hold so much cultural power in this decline-of-print era?
Michael Wolff’s digital media bloopers - The Newser founder trolls (other) digital-news companies
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
How did the clothes you’re wearing get to you? We trace the human cost of the Bangladeshi garment industry in video, words and pictures
Fantastic letter in The Times
How do you tell your family and friends?
A look behind the secretive lab’s closed doors
Despite the bridge scandal, Chris Christie’s state is relatively transparent and accountable. CJR’s Greg Marx talks to Gordon Witkin
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.