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For Journalism

A project in Gainesville, FL by Dave Stanton
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We're creating educational materials for the next generation of news-application developers. Python, Ruby, maps, devops and more.
Backers: 380
Average Pledge Per Backer: $90

Funded: $34,358 of $32,000
Dates: Jan 25th -> Mar 11th (45 days)
Project By: Dave Stanton
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Latest News

Survey clarification

March 28th - via: kickstarter.com
I should have stated I've only sent surveys to folks that bought t-shirts. The content-only backers haven't been emailed surveys yet.  If you backed at a level to get a t-shirt, you should have received the email last week. If you're content-only,... (Read More)

Friendly reminder to complete your surveys

March 28th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

What next

March 17th - via: kickstarter.com
First, thank you all for your support and encouragement. We've hit our initial goal and will start outlining courses in the next few weeks. Sorry for the delayed "whoooo!" update, but it's taken me a week to dig out of work backlog after several... (Read More)

We've reached on initial goal!

March 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you all for your support and general awesomeness. As of 1:22 a.m. EST, we've reached our initial funding goal! What next? Keep spreading the word for 3 more days, and let's see how far we can get. We have a ton of ideas for making the initial... (Read More)

$3,254 to go!

March 4th - via: kickstarter.com
We have 6 days and a wee bit over $3k to go. Tell your friends. I'll be hustling at SXSW. Let  me know if you want to chat about how FJ can make your newsroom or team more awesome. -Dave  (Read More)

NICAR

March 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
At NICAR? Want to see Ken Schwencke take 3 pies in the face? Find us at 5 p.m. today. We'll either be in the hotel bar or rear lobby.  (Read More)

Digital First Media is our second newsroom backer!

February 18th - via: kickstarter.com
We're at 77% with 21 days to go. Things are looking great. Thank you all so much for your encouragement, suggestions and support.  We are super grateful to welcome Digital First Media aboard as our second newsroom-level backer, joining NBCNews. I... (Read More)

Help us get universities to support FJ

February 12th - via: kickstarter.com
There is no better place to make huge impact than at the university level. We'd love to see For Journalism provided free to every student within a college, school, department or whole university.  We're going to have special instructor materials... (Read More)

Just hit 50%

February 6th - via: kickstarter.com
We're halfway there in funding with 32 days to go. The response from everyone has been so amazingly positive so far, I almost can't believe it.  Michelle Minkoff wrote a tremendous blog post today about why she's participating in this project.... (Read More)

Data journalism for all: Goal of new Kickstarter project

February 1st - via: businessjournalism.org
A new journalism-related Kickstarter campaign has had some traction this week with a goal of raising $32,000 to create a package of training materials for people interested in learning programming to do journalism. The initial eight courses are expected to cover languages, tools, concepts needed for online storytelling. All together they will create a package of training material – ebook, screencasts, code repositories and forums – that can be used by individuals or within news organizations. (Read More)

Added a course; another will be free for all

January 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey all! We're cruising along toward our goal, and we have an amazing announcement for today. First, we've added another course into our initial list. Thank you Chase Davis for coming about to teach "Data Science and Statistics" for journalism. Also,... (Read More)

Help Fund Data Journalism Education With This Kickstarter

January 29th - via: mashable.com
"Take a data journalism class," advises Dan Oshinsky, newsletter editor at Buzzfeed, in a tweet addressed to students at the Missouri School of Journalism (and followers of his Twitter feed). "Data journalism people get hired. Period." (Read More)

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