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What You Need Is a News Peg
By Ben WelshPosted on
Ben Welsh on making data journalism work with that time-honored strategy, the news peg
Predicting the Future, Elections EditionPosted on
Wherein Jeremy Bowers gets help from experts, builds an election-predicting app, and makes sure readers can see how it works.
Sane Data Updates Are Harder than You Think: Part 2Posted on
Second in a three-part series by Adrian Holovaty about hairy data-parsing problems from a journalist’s perspective
Finding Stories in the Structure of Data
By Matt WaitePosted on
Matt Waite sees structure in unstructured data, and you should too.
London Calling: Winning the Data Olympics
By Jacqui MaherPosted on
Jacqui Maher on wrangling massively complex, really messy data in (almost) realtime.
Freeing the Plum Book
By Derek WillisPosted on
Derek Willis mines government mobile apps to liberate data and issues a call to arms for collaboration.
Olympics Lessons: Data Journalists, Meet Your Audience
By Tiff FehrPosted on
The NYT’s Tiff Fehr on figuring out what Olympics fans expected and how her team made them happy.
By Manuel Aristarán and Mike TigasPosted on
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.
How the Data Sausage Gets Made
By Jacob HarrisPosted on
Jacob Harris explains the perils of making government food safety data usable for journalistic research.
Sane Data Updates Are Harder than You ThinkPosted on
First in a three-part series by Adrian Holovaty about hairy data-parsing problems from a journalist’s perspective