Bootcamp: Data Driven Journalism
Written by Ryan Thornburg February 3, 2009 6:23 am EST No comments
So much of the training and retraining of journalists seems to be focused on getting them to be multimedia reporters, backpack journalists or one of the other buzzwords we use for collecting audio and visual content and presenting it online.
Multimedia is one of three things that make online journalism different from offline journalism, but the other two things — interactivity and user-control — depend largely on journalists understanding data driven journalism. This isn’t about numbers, but about structured data. Here’s a bootcamp that’s intended to introduce journalists to the tools and concepts of structured data and data driven journalism.Learn More
Win $1M the Holovaty Way
Written by Ryan Thornburg April 10, 2008 8:45 am EDT 2 comments
In Just Seven Easy Steps
For anyone who has ever been to an online journalism conference, you know Adrian Holovaty. He’s either on a panel, winning an award or being referenced by newsroom mangers, usually with some phrase similar to “we need more people like Adrian Holovaty”Learn More
What I'm reading
- Writing from Video Exercise
These video writing and editing exercises are from the 4th Edition of the Broadcast News Handbook by Charlie Tuggle, Forrest Carr and Suzanne Hoffman.
- News Corp. Donation Clouds Fox Coverage of Prop. 24 - NYTimes.com
- How to Count Items in a Filtered List in Excel
- Relational Databases - Example - Martin Baker
- MySQL :: MySQL 5.0 Reference Manual :: 10 Data Types