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Description & Goals

Sample XOTimes.org Report

The Report activity is designed for students to learn and actively participate in journalism.

The activity provides:

  1. A tutorial for outlining a news article
  2. A free writing mode
  3. The ability to include a photograph (later video)
  4. The ability to publish to an online blog (xotimes.org)

It is our goal that the software will be included as a core activity.

The larger goal is to provide children a voice in world events.


Visual Design

Source Files

DocumentDescription
Activity Mockup (400KB) historyZip file containing Adobe Fireworks mockups


Screenshots

Plan Tab
Write Tab
Publish Tab


Development

Status

- This works for build 595
- The wordpress module is =in the ./wordpress directory and needs to be setup through ./wordpress/setup.py install
- The install script works as per expectation: ./setup.py dev
- The blog feature works to some extent, but it currently only grabs the text 
  [The AbiWord module needs to be modified to somehow spit out data in a better format]
- No implementation work has been done on the plan tab.
- The username and password to the blog have been hardcoded to post to http://olpcjam.wordpress.com
- There may be a beginner and advanced mode on the plan tab (TBD)
- The launch date for v1.0 is November 30, 2007

Source Code

http://hcs.harvard.edu/~sjklein/Report.tar


Tutorial

Journalists are currently working on the tutorial content of the activity.
The content will be completed October 10, 2007.

DocumentDescription
Current Tutorial (8KB) history RTF Tutorial on writing a news article


XOTimes.org

We intend to create a blog/news web site where the news articles will be published (a la CNN or Digg).

The site is up at http://www.xotimes.org, however it is currently hardcoded to a single blog.

Hopefully some of the more popular articles will get picked up by the mainstream press.

Some features we would like to have:

  • Private Group Blogs
  • Digging (voting) best articles
  • RSS
  • Podcasting


Grant

We have applied for a grant with the Knight Foundation. You can read our grant proposal below.


DocumentDescription
Grant Proposal (8KB) Grant Proposal


More information can be found at http://www.newschallenge.org.

Team

  • Dan Sutera, NYU
    • dansutera at yahoo.com
    • General / Grant / UI (Contact Person)
  • Rajesh Ramakrishnan, Columbia
    • rr2318 at columbia.edu
    • Development
  • Dan Lee, Columbia
    • dtl2103 at columbia.edu
    • Development
  • Emmanuelle Collet, Journalist
    • emmanuelle.collet at gmail.com
    • Tutorial / Grant
  • Andrew Ott
    • andrewott1 at gmail.com
    • Grant / PR
  • Bob Stepno, aka Robby in xoLand, Radford University
    • hoping to be helpful
    • grant?
    • teaching writing & reporting?
    • rstepno at radfordDOTedu
  • Owen Williams
    • owen at ywwg.com
    • Reader integration
  • Lisa Williams
    • lisa at cadence90.com
  • SJ Klein, OLPC
  • Lauren Klein, OLPC
  • Brendan Ballou, Columbia
    • Grant
  • Nick Racuente, Swarthmore
    • Coding
  • James Levy, Northwestern
    • Journalism
  • IRC Chat
    • irc.freenode.net at #fcolpc

Schedule

November 30:

  • Functioning Report v1.0
  • Functioning Website v1.0

History

More background on this project can be found at:

Journalism Jam New York/Results

Activity Summary

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