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Why Journalism Students Don't Learn CS

Learning / education Why Journalism Students Don’t Learn CS

Opportunities overfloweth in journalism code—so why aren’t more journalism students signing up for computer science classes? Lindsey Cook reports back on a year of research.

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Learning design The Evolution of NPR’s Picture Stories

The Evolution of NPR's Picture Stories

How NPR’s picture stories have changed—and the design principles and iterative work behind all the changes.

Learning data Consider the Boolean

Consider the Boolean

The challenge of using binary data structures in a complicated world.

Learning data Understanding Households and Relationships in Census Data

Understanding Households and Relationships in Census Data

The Census Bureau’s population counts make trends in household makeup easy to track. All you need are two things: an understanding of how the Census asks Americans about households and relationships, and where to find the right tables amid the haystack of tabulations. That’s what this post aims to help you with.

Learning visualization Connecting with the Dots

Connecting with the Dots

Jake Harris on data visualization, empathy, and representing people with dots

Learning data Marriage Data: It’s Complicated

Marriage Data: It's Complicated

D’Vera Cohn on Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Marriage Data But Were Afraid to Ask

Learning data Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Elections Scraping

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Elections Scraping

Jeremy Merrill and Ken Schwencke explore the fine art of anticipating and catching errors while wrangling the eccentricities of US elections data.

Learning data The Census of Governments Has Your Number

The Census of Governments Has Your Number

Michael Maciag‘s walk-through of this under-utilized goldmine.

Learning data Finding Stories in Census Data

Finding Stories in Census Data

Emily Alpert Reyes on how to find promising needles in Census haystacks.

Learning design A Big Article About Wee Things

A Big Article About Wee Things

Lena Groeger on the magical powers of every little thing.

Learning data Gender, Twitter, and the Value of Taking Things Apart

Gender, Twitter, and the Value of Taking Things Apart

Jake Harris reverse-engineers Twee-Q to evaluate its use of data (and see if his ratio is as disappointing as Twee-Q says it is)

Learning data When and How to Use Census Microdata

When and How to Use Census Microdata

Robert Gebeloff‘s primer on working microdata magic

Learning process Security for Journalists, Part Two: Threat Modeling

Security for Journalists, Part Two: Threat Modeling

Jonathan Stray on how to protect yourself, your sources, and your scoop on sensitive stories

Learning process Security for Journalists, Part One: The Basics

Security for Journalists, Part One: The Basics

Jonathan Stray on what every single person in your news org should be doing to secure the newsroom.

Learning process True Facts, Maybe

True Facts, Maybe

Matt Waite thinks epistemology (and a little fake software) could save journalism—here’s why.

Learning Interaction Design Putting the User in User Experience

Putting the User in User Experience

Zoe Fraade-Blanar on why and how good interaction design thinks about users.

Learning data Pushing Hot Buttons with Census.gov

Pushing Hot Buttons with Census.gov

Ronald Campbell on using census data to find facts in a world of speculation

Learning process Building Smart Newsroom Tools

Building Smart Newsroom Tools

Melody Kramer on how a user-centered design process and attention to newsroom culture can make or break your internal tools.

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