"If you've ever wondered what type of tree was nearby but didn't have a guide book, a new smartphone app allows users with no formal training to satisfy their curiosity and contribute to science at the same time."
Mozilla and the Knight Foundation have partnered to bring web technologists and journalists together worldwide to invent the future of news. Submit your ideas for the opportunity to take part in the Knight-Mozilla Learning Lab in July 2011 and earn a paid, one-year Knight-Mozilla Fellowship at a leading news organization.
A World Health Organization panel finds cell phone radiation might present a cancer risk , and spotlights ongoing reluctance by the Federal Communications Commission to share publicly all the health information it has on the subject — and possible complicity with industry in hushing the research.
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There has been a data renaissance going on at EPA for the past two years, and not all reporters have gotten the news that data-driven reporting has become a time-saver instead of a time-suck.
A video report on data visualization as a storytelling medium. Produced by Geoff McGhee during a Knight Journalism Fellowship. Total running time: 54 minutes; with related information and links.