Curated Links for Monday, Oct. 10, 2011

Richard Thompson, “Oops, I did it again”

A few nuggets from around the web, many sort of tech-related today.

Wow Slider: “WOW Slider is a jQuery image slider with stunning visual effects … and tons of professionally made templates. WOW Slider is packed with a point-and-click wizard to create fantastic sliders in a matter of seconds without coding and image editing. WordPress slider plugin and Joomla slider module are available also.”

Free HTML5/CSS3 WordPress 3.1+ Theme With Responsive Layout (Smashing Magazine): Yoko: What that means is that the theme will resize to fit the format of the device it’s being loaded onto.

News nerd rage: the trouble with conferences (Matt Waite): I share some of Matt’s concerns about conferences. I hope he comes up with some new ways to do panel discussions at conferences.

What does ‘job security’ mean for a journalist, anyway (OJR): Some bracing facts from an independent journalist about the paycheck culture most journalists live in. I think the problems he identifies are more systemic, and resistant to change. Worth a read.

5 tips for getting started in data journalism and 10 tools that can help data journalists do better work, be more efficient (Poynter): These two are really ground-level material for anyone interested in pursuing data journalism, and are part of the Hacks/Hackers series from Poynter.

Why’s this so good (Nieman Storyboard): This isn’t a single article, but a collection of articles that look at various stories in different media formats, breaking them down and explaining how the pieces make a great whole. Worth reading.