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Local news in a cashless society

Sat in a nice coffee shop, finding an accessing local news is, like forgetting my wallet, a minor inconvenience solved with a tap of my phone. For many that's not the case......

Creating gentle introductions to coding for journalists...

A brief look at how I'm trying to find gentle ways to introduce coding to students...

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....

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