The Poynter Institute’s Steve Myers penned a very interesting piece today on the intersection of journalism and technology: Key departures suggest 4 factors critical to the future of programming and journalism.
This graf, in particular, speaks to the need for CrowdTrust:
If you want to develop news apps, you need to understand project management. Most reporters who have worked on a big project have seen how hard it is to stay on track amid daily deadlines. Reporting can get cold when it’s pushed aside for too long. Trains of thought are forgotten; notes become meaningless. The same thing can happen with code. The developers I spoke with described different ways of managing this, from scrupulous documentation to week-long development periods that end with working products, however rough.