Can you fly a multicopter? The Chicago Tribune needs you..

Helicopters, HTML & democracy: be a HACKER-JOURNALIST

Making software in the newsroom is the best job I’ve ever had.

It’s great work, and it’s for a purpose. We’re not here to “save journalism” (whatever that means) — we’re here to save democracy.


  • A passion for the news
  • Serious programming skills
  • An understanding of the inner workings of the web
  • Attention to detail and love for making things
  • A genuine and friendly disposition

On any given day you might implement a responsive web design w/ HTML5 + CSS3, explore a dataset with a reporter looking over your shoulder, or help invent new ways to report the news.

Bonus points for…

  • Experience flying quad-rotor helicopters or mapping balloons
  • Information / graphic design
  • User experience / usability / empathy

Enter shameless link to sUAS News here

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Comment by Anish on December 28, 2011 at 4:49am
This brand of journalism is now a cross bread of hacking and journalism ..intersting trend. Btw someone from occupy London posted a mail to London hackerspace asking for assistance with quads...

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Comment by Chris Anderson on December 28, 2011 at 2:18pm


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