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Why Data Journalism is Important

After studying Data Journalism for a year at City University I have come to appreciate the importance of having the skillset to make the most out of numbers and statistics. Many aspiring journalists still...

Making Google Spreadsheets speak intelligible JSON

Audience: Intermediate Skills: Javascript, PHP When collaboratively constructing datasets to be consumed by interactive graphics, a Google Spreadsheet is often where everything starts. This makes a lot of sense — the cloud-based nature of...

Using SimpleBrowser to browse the Internet in PHP

Audience: intermediate coders with a knowledge of PHP PHP provides a lot of useful tools when using it for simple webpage scraping, but one begins to see its limitations when put up against a...

Mapping election data for North Wales

This is the data analysis behind how I, Andrew Stuart, did the data for the Daily Post interactive election map for 2012 on the website for the Daily Post, a regional daily newspaper in North...

VISUALISATION ANALYSIS #3

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/interactive/2012/mar/26/office-for-national-statistics-health Simon Rogers has published a fantastic interactive graphic for the Guardian Datastore that maps teenage pregnancy rates in England and Wales from 1998 to 2010. The visualisation shows the conception rate of under-eighteen...

How to do a good visualisation and why it’s important

Visualisations are an important tool when presenting data, and can be used to show patterns, correlations and the ‘big picture’. Ben Fry has said that visualisations ‘answer questions in a meaningful way that makes...

75+ Tools for Visualizing your Data, CSS, Flash, jQuery, PHP

Editor’s note: Back in 2009, Tripwire magazine published this comprehensive article about data visualisation tools. Although technology has come a long way since then, most of their tips are still relevant so we thought...

How journalists can use Backbone to create data-driven projects

POYNTER – By Erik Hinton Single page apps are great solutions for data journalism. By offloading the complexity from backends and servers, journalists can build rich programs and graphics out of just Javascript, HTML and...

Web 2.0 tools for data journalists [SLIDES]

  David Herzog is an associate Professor at Missouri School of Journalism. He also serves as the academic adviser to the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting (NICAR), a joint program of the Missouri School of Journalism and Investigative Reporters and...

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