Introduction to Data Visualization Tools
Who am I? Who are you? What do you about data journalism? Digital journalism? What do you think are critical skillsets to be a journalist today?
What I’ve Done as a ‘Journo-Coder’ or ‘Digital Journalist’ or ‘Journalist who produces for the web’
Data/Digital Journalism Today
Any examples you interested in, or would like to deconstruct more?
“We’re all beginners”/Overview of available tools
Learning what tools are out there to data visualizations; Maps/Charts
To learn how to data visualizations, it would be useful for you to download Sublime, and begin using ‘Inspect Element’ in Google Chrome.
Example datasets to use:
Lots of online resources to how to use their tools!
Google Mapping Data: https://sites.google.com/site/lageomedialab/maps-engine
Google Fusion Charting Data: https://sites.google.com/site/lageomedialab/exercise-4
Googling data and visualizing it:
1) https://www.google.com/publicdata/directory <embed>
Knight Open Source Tools
Maps + JS
Others likes Leaflet:
FYI: Charts + JS
What makes up a data journalism team? Computer-assisted reporter, news application developer, data visualization specialist
Other Links You Can Use
Sites that I used at the J-School to learn about data/coding:
1) Data basics (i.e., csv, txt, json): http://bit.ly/1rmyNCn
2) Coding basics: http://bit.ly/cuj-spring13
Where to find data and how to have a clean dataset?
Susan McGregor, Tow Center, Mark Hansen, News Web Design Class/Google Syllabus