Daily Dose: Everyblock Redesigned, ProPublica’s New Timeline Tech, Cover Letter Tips, AOL Continues Cuts + More News


For today’s serving of stories, we have some tips on new timeline technology and how to write a killer cover letter. Also from the Future of Journalism desk, we have an analysis on Everyblock’s redesign for increased hyperlocalism, and the scoop on Wall Street Journal’s iPad plan.

Read all the news fit to blog in today’s Ebyline Daily Dose.

TimelineSetter: A New Way to Display Timelines on the Web

“The timeline is a very useful way to visualize sequences of events, and they’re especially useful to orient readers within the complex investigative stories we do at ProPublica. But they’re not very easy to make. As far as we know, there are no good open source frameworks that web developers can use to generate timelines quickly without losing design flexibility. So we made our own, which is debuting today.”

How to Write a Cover Letter

“Learn how to write a targeted, customized cover letter that will get you in the door”

What Everyblock’s Redesign Tells Us About The Future Of Hyperlocal News Sites

“With yesterday’s relaunch, new social elements have been integrated into the site that encourage users to share and interact with their neighbors both online and off. So what are these changes, and what insight do they give us into the future of hyperlocal news?”

WSJ Launching Single-Issue Downloads For iPad

“Looking to get more subscribers for its iPad app, The Wall Street Journal will start selling single-issue digital versions of its morning paper for $1.99 in the iTunes App store tomorrow.”

AOL Folds 30 Brands, Including Politics Daily

“First it was the people. Now it’s the brands. AOL just notified staffers of a major consolidation of its portfolio of content sites, undertaken as part of its merger with the Huffington Post.”