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Consider the Boolean

Learning / data Consider the Boolean

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

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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.

Learning data Distrust Your Data

Distrust Your Data

Jacob Harris on six ways to make mistakes with data—and how to avoid them.

Learning visualization What If the Data Visualization Is Actually People?

What If the Data Visualization Is Actually People?

Sarah Slobin discovers that all the facts and numbers didn’t add up to the humans in her story.

Learning data How to Use the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey like a Pro

How to Use the Census Bureau's American Community Survey like a Pro

Paul Overberg explains base tables and how to get the best data from them (hint: ask good questions!).

Learning data Newsroom Analytics: A Primer

Newsroom Analytics: A Primer

Jacqui Maher says it’s not just the numbers, it’s what they mean about the audience.

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