The Perplex & Other Stories

In 2012 I was one of the Knight-Mozilla Fellows, along with Nicola,Dan, Cole and Mark. Below is the long story of how that happened. TL;DR I had an awesome year being an Knight-Mozilla Fellow, I worked with the amazing BBC News Specials team, went to all the relevant…

News and relative dates

You’ve probably heard by now that Chelyabinsk, Russia was hit by a meteor strike on Friday. TNW On Friday? (so neutral, I feel nothing, next…) You mean TODAY. (OMG, TODAY?) Next week I would like that to read “on Friday,” on next Friday read that as “last Friday,” then…

The Bucharest Open Media Challenge

About a week ago I flew in from London to Bucharest for the Open Media Challenge (OMC), a Knight-Mozilla OpenNews funded event initiated by the Sponge Media Innovation Lab for Eastern Europe. I landed at about 2PM in a sunny hot weather, quite unusual for this period of the year…

7 Months of OpenNews

In two months, my Knight-Mozilla OpenNews fellowship at BBC News Specials will end and everybody wonders what I’ll do next. In a previous century, while studying medicine (long story) I got a part-time webmaster job at one of the most important regional newspapers in Romania (Monitorul de Iași). After…

Visualising My News Diet

On Sunday, at the Visualize Your Media Diet learning lab at the Mozilla Festival ran by Nate Matias, Matt Stempeck and Dan Schultz from the MIT Media Lab's Center for Civic Media, the participants had to draw how would they like to visualise their media diet, then discuss it. Here…

Timeboxing the News

This Saturday at the Touch the News design challenge at the Mozilla Festival, I was in team 6 with Heather Lesson, Peter O'Shaughnessy, Carlo Frinolli, Nick Smith, Gavin McFarland and Chris Warring. We focused on how people consume news on the iPad with regard to location, time of day and…