The best admin tools for the job

  • Event: 2016 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Gregor Aisch of The New York Times; Lindsey Cook of The New York Times; Jon Schleuss of The NewsGuild; Chris Canipe of Thomson Reuters
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 12 at 10:15am
  • Location: Colorado E
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

**Moderated by Chris Canipe, The Wall Street Journal

Sometimes building a custom admin can be as much work as building the interactive project itself. What are your go-to tools for feeding data, text and images to interactive projects? Do you build Django admins? Google Spreadsheets? Do you let reporters and editors edit raw JSON? This discussion will cover approaches for long-lived content machines and everyday tools that make small projects flexible and repeatable.

Speaker Bios

  • Gregor Aisch is the graphics editor at The New York Times. @driven_by_data

  • I make charts and write a lot of code with the Thomson Reuters graphics team. I've also worked for Axios and The Wall Street Journal. I work from home in Kansas City, which is so great, it feels like a grift. But I'm trying to earn it every day. @ccanipe

  • Lindsey Cook is an editor for digital storytelling and training at The New York Times, where she leads data trainings for reporters and editors. Before joining NYT, she was the data editor at U.S. News & World Report. 

  • Jon is a data and graphics reporter at the Los Angeles Times. He's built several stories around housing data: for elections, disasters and analysis of building permits. He's also a programmer and looks for new ways to tell those stories. Jon teaches the basics of web design and data analysis at the University of Southern California. @gaufre

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