New York Times First API: Campaign Funding
VentureBeat (and others) see this sort of open API as the future of journalism (New York Times Blog post on the API). The New York Times already uses this data to create its own maps and graphics, but now others can too. For now the API is free, but the NYT has the right to change that, per the license agreement. So, even VentureBeat is not sure how this will make the Gray Lady more money at this point.
My question: How do we “not so techie” journalists and others use such API with our favorite mapping package - oh, say, Maker?