Category Archives: data

8 Ways to add Data Features to your Site

Computer-assisted reporting whiz Matt Wynn from the Arizona Republic has published an awesome list of eight ways to get interactive data on your site. Matt has essentially reviewed various vendors that offer embeddable databases (such as Caspio and Zoho), as … Continue reading

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Catnip for Online Designers with SND’s Best of Multimedia Entries

Want to see the best online information design the news industry is producing? Then you might want to tune into the SND Update Blog for the next few days as SND highlights entries from their worldwide Best of Multimedia Design … Continue reading

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Google’s ‘Knol’ is Direct Challenge to Media Companies

Google today announced the launch of Knol, a Wikipedia-esque site that hosts articles from contributors. Google hopes the articles become among the most authoritative on the Web — which represents a direct challenge to media sites. In a June 2006 … Continue reading

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Audio from Future of Web Apps Miami available

Just got an e-mail letting me know that audio from the Future of Web Apps Miami conference is available. Woot! For us online news types, these talks are a great chance to get exposed to what’s happening in web technology … Continue reading

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Microsoft to give away development software for students

For all you aspiring journo-programmers, Microsoft has a treat for you: free software! Woot! Microsoft is launching a new initiative, DreamSpark, to offer up development and design software free to students, probably in hopes of weaning them from open-source solutions. … Continue reading

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Journalistopia crime map directory updated

Hey Journalistopia denizens, just a quick heads up that I’ve been updating the Journalistopia Crime Maps Directory with all sorts of great, new stuff ever since it first appeared back in September. News organizations have definitely been embracing crime data … Continue reading

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Adrian Holovaty’s EveryBlock goes live

After being awarded a two-year Knight Foundation grant, journo-programmer maximus Adrian Holovaty has launched the highly anticipated EveryBlock.com, a site dedicated to gathering as much data about communities as possible. Holovaty has often preached about viewing the news as data. … Continue reading

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Viewing the news as data

Live from the ONA conference in Toronto‚Ķ Adrian Holovaty looks at a photo of the world’s ugliest dog and sees 1s and 0s. Displaying a photo of the hideous animal, Holovaty –the big brain behind ChicagoCrime.org and the Python framework … Continue reading

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Getting started with online data

Live from the ONA conference in Toronto‚Ķ This shall be the year of the “data center.” Gannett’s online data initiative has hit it big with online news industry types who are now itching to put up databased treats such as … Continue reading

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