Here’s how the Sunlight Foundation built Open States, a state legislative information service during the past few years. It’s an interesting look at building a big open government project with a community of web developers.
The wait is over, here is that mystery assignment that’s due by noon Tues., Feb. 5.
Read a CAR/data journalism story that’s been published in the past two years. Then, use the commenting system here to write a few paragraphs that summarize the story and how data was used. Also, note questions that you have [...]
For many students and journalists, spreadsheets are the entry-level computer-assisted reporting tool and it’s easy to see why: They come installed on many computers and are relatively simple to use. Most students learn how to use spreadsheets in middle school, if not before. Another attraction for data journalists is that government agencies release a lot [...]
Excelling in the Computer-Assisted Reporting class (and at data journalism) takes dedication. It’s easy enough to attend every class, contribute to discussions and complete every homework assignment by deadline to earn a solid grade. But, students who want to excel must go beyond the minimum. In my 10 years of teaching this class at the [...]
With classes starting in just four days, it’s a great time to take stock of the data journalism offerings for students at the Missouri School of Journalism. Starting this semester, students can learn anything from analyzing simple spreadsheets to building news apps with programming languages.
Undergrads who want [...]
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