2015-2016 Reynolds Fellow
Reynolds Journalism Institute
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Join Date: June 13, 2015
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About David Caswell
David Caswell is the founder and developer of the Structured Stories platform. Caswell developed Structured Stories in order to explore the fundamental units of news and narrative, and to experiment with rebuilding journalism on a new, network-centric foundation.
He was previously a director of product management at Yahoo! Inc. and the product lead for Yahoo!’s Content Analysis Platform and Knowledge Graph. He was also a founder of GeoPerception Inc., a geodata and augmented reality company in San Diego, California, and a software architect and developer of geographic and time series data systems. He earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Caswell resides in downtown LA with his wife, Sharon. He spends an hour each day with a print newspaper, and when he’s not busy with his fellowship project he enjoys reading, writing and coding.
David Caswell is the creator and developer of the news database Structured Stories and a 2015-2016 RJI Fellow.
Stories about David Caswell
Futures Lab Update
FL#142: Enlisting product managers and automating more complex stories
March 2, 2016
RJI in the news
Software that writes about car chases
January 28, 2016
RJI announces its 2015-2016 class of fellows
May 5, 2015
Caswell's fellowship project
David Caswell used his fellowship to evaluate the efficacy of structured narratives for reporting and consuming news. Using a structured journalism platform called Structured Stories, Caswell worked closely with a research team from the Missouri School of Journalism to manage and evaluate several structured reporting projects and to conduct a major survey of consumer understanding of structured narratives.
These evaluations produced a series of published and upcoming academic papers that will inform further research and development of structured journalism platforms.
David Caswell fellowship project 2015–2016
October 12, 2015
Structured journalism puts consumers in control of news
November 25, 2015