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Datashare and Workbench: Experimenting Data journalism apps.

I got a bit of time to play around with two new data journalism tools that have been on my radar. They offer some interesting perspectives on data journalism...

Defining the virtual journalist

Virtual journalism is often interested in how we take our ideas of journalism into the digital space. But what if there are already journalists there?...

Journalism ethics Vs. Research ethics

How do you balance the ethical demands of university research with the practical and professional demands of teaching journalism?...

Novice and 'deep dive' journalism books

Which journalism books would you pair up for a novice reader and a 'deep-diver'?...

Behind Local News and the hyperlocal challenge.

The Behind local news conference was a chance to see the local news industry put its best foot forward. But also think about where community media fit....

Sentence reviews & Intelligent pivots: Google sheets gets an update

The recent update to Google sheets adds intelligent pivot tables and makes asking some basic questions of the data almost too easy......

Putting a Markdown

In an attempt to rediscover blogging I've moved from Wordpress to Ghost and in the process I've rediscovered the world of Markdown....

QGIS and the joy of maps at the FT

A fantastic inside look at how the FT design maps reminded me why QGIS might be worth a look if you're into mapping your data....

Beep. Boop. That’s the sound of my commute

How an impulse buy and a bit of playing around with Python led to an ‘almost’ musical experience of my daily commute....

The GIANT CAP approach to coding for journalists.

There are lots of approaches to coding and software development. Methodologies like Agile, Scrum and Lean are even becoming the norm in newsrooms. But I have a suggestion for a quick and easy methodology for journalist’s getting to grips with coding...

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