Category Archives: Tools for Journalists

A Bit of Insight Into Trump’s Risk-Taking

There have been a couple of news stories this week that bear on how President Trump deals with risk. The New York Times’s stories about Trump’s taxes show how he…

The Choice Quotes

I spent the past couple of weeks working with PBS Frontline to add another 47 interactive interviews to their growing ecosystem of source interviews from Frontline documentaries. We’ve been building…

Introducing Short Text

I’ve been working on a project for the past year or so that has to do with efficient silent input. When I use a computer to write, I use speech…

How to Take Notes, Organize Them, Grab Screenshots, Capture Transcripts and Still Pay Attention during Online Meetings

As online meetings, webinars, and online conferences become increasingly common, I’m finding that some tools I’ve used for other purposes are really good for taking notes online. The key to…

Trump’s Showdown Goes Interactive

I’ve written previously about PBS Frontline’s Putin Files, which are interactive transcripts of all the source interviews that went into the documentary Putin’s Revenge. The source interviews are shareable by…

Annotating the Web

I had a great time at the I Annotate 2018 conference last week. Here are slides and notes from my talk: The InSite System: Enabling Transparency with Searchable, Shareable Interactive…

The Interview Report

The Interview: A Report is up in the Our Research section of Duke Universities Rutherfurd Living History site. The report details the interviews we did with journalists and the logic…

Rutherfurd Living History Update – Search!

Here’s an update about the work I’ve been doing with Duke University’s DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy. We’ve been working for the past couple of years on better…

The InSite System:
Interactive transcripts shareable at the sentence level

For the past three years I’ve been working with the folks at Duke University’s DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy to make temporal media – in this case oral…