At Elevate! in Chicago, CEO Austin discussed Alley’s recent design work for The Dallas Morning News with Mike Orren, their Chief Product Officer. Learn about their conversation, through the lens of a metaphor that he often uses to discuss how to make tough choices about page speed while designing a news website: Airplanes.
A “lift and shift” project involves moving functionality wholesale from one platform to another. It’s a common request, and it can work well under the right circumstances — but creating conditions for success in pure migration projects requires careful consideration of the tradeoffs and paradoxically, a clear commitment to design thinking.
Alley’s Director of Editorial Projects, Margaret Schneider, is running for the ONA Board! Margaret’s position of empathy and understanding within and among stakeholders in digital news is crucial to Alley and our clients and much needed by the wider world of ONA. At Alley, we are often called upon to craft news technology solutions that
Since April, our team at Alley has been working hard in tandem with the team at Civil to deliver an awesome publishing platform to its first fleet newsrooms. We’re hoping what we’ve built will boost many more new businesses than the dozen or so we’ve pushed to market so far. At Alley, we’re all about pushing the boundaries of journalism business models, so we were psyched to get a chance to participate in a bold experiment like Civil.
Jotham Sederstrom’s public reaction to being fired cold by the New York Daily News for appearing to publish plagiarized content is remarkable in its candor and its acceptance of blame, but belies the pressing issue at hand for those of us who build news websites. Jotham would still be toiling away for his teetering employer if not for a harebrained