What we're reading this week
Ben: "The more you let engagement metrics drive editorial, the more your site will look like a Taboola widget". Gabe: Some general tips for talking tech with non-tech people. Don’t assume anything and be ready to explain things in multiple ways, because people have different ways of understanding things. Julia: Check out the American Press Institute's report on how Americans decide what news to trust on social media. Kay: Uncovering forgotten stories in handwritten text: the Europeana Transcribe project is using crowdsourcing to transform over 200,000 items from WWI into digital data for journalists and historians.
The security and performance of our hosted member sites is one of the most important tasks we handle on the INN Product & Technology Team. This week we're beginning a rollout of SSL certificates and 2 Factor Authentication for all hosted members sites.
This week's links feature a farewell from Adam, tips on telling stories with Google Maps, a talk on the Ethics of Open source, all the hottest jobs in journalism, and, of course, Zoodles (because why not?) Plus much, much more.
Today is my last day at INN. It's been a privilege to work this past 4+ years supporting a nationwide network of over 120 nonprofit news organizations. But now I'm excited to turn my attention to a single organization that I really admire. I start next week as a senior developer for Mother Jones.