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Blog: May 2014

From Sourcerous to Trendable: Nine new tech prototypes unveiled next week

Nine new projects from teams of Northwestern journalism and computer science students demonstrate ways that technology could help journalists, publishers and media consumers. And you can see them unveiled next week. The final presentations in our unusual “Collaborative Innovation in Journalism and Technology” class take place at 6:30 p.m. (Chicago time), Wednesday, June 4 in the McCormick Tribune Center Forum. If you can attend, please let us know. If you can’t, catch the

Keyboard shortcuts for tech-savvy journalists, no matter if they write code or articles

Rebecca Lai watches me type every letter of a long file name — something like pythonreallylongfilename1234567.py — into Sublime. After the first couple letters, she cannot contain herself. “TAB COMPLETE! TAB COMPLETE!” If there’s an apt analogy for the way Lai must feel when I forget to tab complete (keep reading if you’re unfamiliar with the term) as she helps debug my code, it must be something like this: you’re watching over your