Author Archives: Danny Sanchez

About Danny Sanchez

Danny Sanchez is the Audience Development Manager at Tribune’s Sun-Sentinel.com and OrlandoSentinel.com. Danny has been with Tribune since 2005 in a variety of editorial, digital and product development roles in Hartford, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale. He has also previously worked in the newsrooms of the Tampa Bay Times and The Miami Herald.

New changes to Google News headline display in SERPs

It appears Google has been tweaking the display of Google News content in its search engine results pages, occasionally showing a new design for certain keyphrases. The different layout, shown below, features a gray bounding box around the Google News … Continue reading

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Google poised to bite local publisher classified revenue

Leaders at newspaper sites like to set their crosshairs on Craigslist for the evaporation of classified revenue they experienced, but it is actually Google that is poised to take a big bite out of what’s left of that revenue. First, … Continue reading

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Free tools for digital journalism, storytelling

[photo by OZinOH] I wanted to share a list of cool, free multimedia tools from a talk I presented last night at Florida International University during a meeting of the fledgling Hacks/Hackers chapter in Miami. I also got to help … Continue reading

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Tips For Driving Traffic To Your Big Interactive Project

The denizens of the NICAR listserv were having an interesting discussion today about ways to get more attention and traffic on the data-driven projects they create. These projects often require huge amounts of time and creativity, so getting the most … Continue reading

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Justice League of data journalists pitches online courses via Kickstarter

It’s enough to make a newsroom data nerd squeal. A who’s-who of application developer journalists have launched a Kickstarter campaign to create educational materials on building web apps, data visualizations, maps and more. Their plan is to create eight courses, … Continue reading

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How To End Repetitive Newsroom Typing [Tutorial]

Typing can really get in the way of creating content. There’s the typing of repeat responses to readers,story lineup templates, repeated staff reminders and so on. All of that garbage typing gets in the way of doing the kind of … Continue reading

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Interpreting City Rankings, Heat Maps

When you see those press releases about top cities for [insert attention-getting attribute here]…

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6 Awesome South Florida Media, Tech Events Coming Soon

South Florida is totally kickin’ it during the next few months with great multimedia and tech events. There’s Code With Me for those wanting to get started in multimedia. WordCamp Miami is great and inexpensive for developers and content creators. SunshinePHP … Continue reading

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Free Infographics, Data Visualization Class By Design Guru Alberto Cairo

Just as I was looking for a fun online course to keep my brain humming, I get word that Alberto Cairo at the University of Miami will be leading a free online course on infographic design and data visualization. The … Continue reading

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How One Journalist Learned To Code: Tips For The Unafraid

I’m not a guy building the latest killer app, but I sling enough PHP to be dangerous and empowered. Before I learned programming, I had learned some HTML and CSS, but those are really like knowing how to paint a house. I wanted to play with the hammer and nails. So here’s how I learned to code, along with my two cents for journalists who want to learn some programming. Continue reading

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Journalistopia 2.0

Journalistopia, it’s been too long. It’s time for the quintessential blogger’s “sorry I’ve neglected you” post. Since the last post went up here, a lot has happened that led my blog into hibernation: -I moved from Orlando to Connecticut to … Continue reading

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Knight-Batten Award Winners Announced

The Knight-Batten Award winners have been announced, and Sunlight Live took the $10,000 grand prize for its experiment in providing real-time data context to the live health care reform hearings. Other prizewinners include other notable sites such as ProPublica, 48 … Continue reading

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