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  1. What You Need Is a News Peg

    By Ben Welsh

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    Ben Welsh on making data journalism work with that time-honored strategy, the news peg

  2. Predicting the Future, Elections Edition

    By Jeremy Bowers

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    Wherein Jeremy Bowers gets help from experts, builds an election-predicting app, and makes sure readers can see how it works.

  3. Sane Data Updates Are Harder than You Think: Part 2

    By Adrian Holovaty

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    Second in a three-part series by Adrian Holovaty about hairy data-parsing problems from a journalist’s perspective

  4. Finding Stories in the Structure of Data

    By Matt Waite

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    Matt Waite sees structure in unstructured data, and you should too.

  5. London Calling: Winning the Data Olympics

    By Jacqui Maher

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    Jacqui Maher on wrangling massively complex, really messy data in (almost) realtime.

  6. Freeing the Plum Book

    By Derek Willis

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    Derek Willis mines government mobile apps to liberate data and issues a call to arms for collaboration.

  7. Olympics Lessons: Data Journalists, Meet Your Audience

    By Tiff Fehr

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    The NYT’s Tiff Fehr on figuring out what Olympics fans expected and how her team made them happy.

  8. Introducing Tabula

    By Manuel Aristarán and Mike Tigas

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    A new PDF data extraction tool conceived by Manuel Aristarán and built out in a collaboration between Aristarán, who is a Knight-Mozilla Fellow at La Nación, and Mike Tigas, Fellow at ProPublica, and ProPublica’s Jeremy B. Merrill.

  9. How the Data Sausage Gets Made

    By Jacob Harris

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    Jacob Harris explains the perils of making government food safety data usable for journalistic research.

  10. Sane Data Updates Are Harder than You Think

    By Adrian Holovaty

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    First in a three-part series by Adrian Holovaty about hairy data-parsing problems from a journalist’s perspective

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