Nieman Foundation at Harvard
HOME
          
LATEST STORY
VizPol takes a cue from bird-watching apps to help journalists identify unfamiliar political symbols
ABOUT                    SUBSCRIBE
Dec. 22, 2008, 7:34 a.m.

For the record

We’ll post occasionally over the next two weeks, but we’ll mostly be spending our time watching stop-motion reindeer and stuck in airports, cursing the hub-and-spoke system. We’ve got some exciting plans for the new year — so even if you take a holiday break from thinking about journalism, we hope you’ll come back after the first of the year. (As always, our RSS feed is the best way to be notified every time we post something new.) Happy holidays.

POSTED     Dec. 22, 2008, 7:34 a.m.
SHARE THIS STORY
   
Show comments  
Show tags
 
Join the 50,000 who get the freshest future-of-journalism news in our daily email.
VizPol takes a cue from bird-watching apps to help journalists identify unfamiliar political symbols
Built by researchers at Columbia University’s journalism and engineering schools and launched as an invite-only beta this week, VizPol can currently recognize 52 symbols.
KPCC is finding a new role as LA’s COVID-19 help desk. Here’s what it’s learned along the way.
Since early March, our newsroom has received more than 3,300 pandemic-related questions. To date, we have personally answered more than 2,900 of those questions.
U.S. police have attacked journalists more than 130 times since May 28
“Although in some incidents it is possible the journalists were hit or affected accidentally, in the majority of the cases we have recorded the journalists are clearly identifiable as press, and it is clear that they are being deliberately targeted.”