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Traditional media is going through a major upheaval at present, with paywalls proving an ineffective business model, Amazon chief Bezos buying the Washington Post, viral masters BuzzFeed promising to invest their revenue in investigate reporting, and Netflix overtaking traditional paid cable like HBO in revenue generation. At API Strategy and Practice, Kristin Calhoun from the Public Media Platform talks about how public media partners are using APIs to prepare for the changing landscape.
Are you at a career crossroads? Or are you a developer trying to help those who are and those who needs data on the world of work? According to the US Department of Labor's o*net, their resource center is " the nation's primary source of occupational information." The site can be used to download the O*NET database, career exploration tools, job analysis questionnaires, employer guides, and technical reports."The o*net API makes their data available for use in your apps.
The FCC just launched a new tool that allows any user to custom build a dashboard from a variety of FCC released data, tools and services, built on the FCC API. The tool, called MyFCC, lets you create a customized FCC online experience for quick access to the tools and information you feel is most important. MyFCC make it possible to easily create, save and manage a customized page, choosing from a menu of 22 “widgets” such as, latest headlines and official documents, the daily digest, FCC forms and online filings.