The life cycle of a news app

  • Event: 2016 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Scott Klein of ProPublica; Jacqui Maher of BBC News; Jolie McCullough of The Texas Tribune; Jennifer LaFleur of Investigative Reporting Workshop
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 12 at 11:30am
  • Location: Colorado F
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

**Moderated by Jennifer LaFleur, Reveal/CIR

A news app needs planning, care and feeding. If you design an app that needs to be updated, you can’t always count on government agencies maintaining the same format. This panel will give you some tips for designing apps in a way that will keep them alive: How to care for them and how to make those difficult end-of-life decisions.

Speaker Bios

  • Scott Klein is a deputy managing editor at ProPublica. He oversees ProPublica's visual and data journalism. He also manages ProPublica's Electionland project, which is a large-scale cross-newsroom collaboration that covers voting and election integrity. Scott is also a co-founder of DocumentCloud and a board member of MuckRock. Twitter handle: @kleinmatic 

  • Jennifer LaFleur is the Investigative Reporting Workshop's data editor and teaches at American University. She previously was a senior editor at Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, where she managed a team of data journalists, investigative reporters and fellows. She is the former data journalism director at ProPublica and has held similar roles at newspapers. She is a former IRE training director and serves on IRE's board.

  • Jacqui Maher is an interactive journalist in BBC News Labs, working with BBC News and the World Service to find the best ways of producing and presenting stories across different platforms and languages. Prior to joining the BBC, she was at The New York Times, where she spent several years on the Interactive News desk and R&D pushing the mix of technology and reporting forward. Her background's in epidemiology, journalism and tech.

     

  • Jolie McCullough is the criminal justice reporter at the Texas Tribune, reporting on policing, prisons, courts and the death penalty. She is a former data visuals designer and developer and the Tribune. She came to Texas in January 2015 after working for four years at the Albuquerque Journal. @jsmccullou

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