Mozilla launched Source, a repository for open source journalism tools and code, in collaboration with Knight News Foundation. Daniel Sinker highlights the importance of this project:
Journalism is in a time of massive innovation and reinvention. From data journalism to building news applications, news organizations both big and small are trying things anew. Rethinking the way the world learns about itself is a huge, exciting, and inspiring task. At OpenNews, we’re assisting this lofty goal by helping to strengthen and grow the code and community that is working to build journalism’s future. We do this through our fellowship program, through our sponsorship of hack days, through our code sprint grants, and now through Source.
With associated media companies like the New York Times, Al Jazeera or ProPublica, the tools are presented with real live examples, showing the value of coding in a modern newsroom.