Powerful data journalism with Import.io

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Andrew Fogg from import.io discusses using Import.io for data journalism and walks through 3 journalism use cases.

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Powerful data journalism with Import.io

  1. 1. Powerful data journalism with import.io June 26, 2014
  2. 2. Welcome to the Webinar This is an event from
 Poynter’s News University,
 journalism’s e-learning leader ▪ Host: Vicky Kruger
  3. 3. Thank You Harnisch Foundation ▪ For funding our Webinar equipment Knight Foundation ▪ For its support of News University
  4. 4. Today’s Presenter Andrew Fogg Co-Founder Import.io
  5. 5. Today’s Agenda Brief introduction to import.io 3 journalism use cases, exploring the 3 main features of import.io Extractors - US Defense Contracts Connectors - Superior Court of CA Crawlers - Music played in Seattle Examples of import.io in use by newspapers
  6. 6. there is a lot of data on the web
  7. 7. but it is trapped inside web pages
  8. 8. and getting it is difficult
  9. 9. you can use an API
  10. 10. if there is one available
  11. 11. you can write custom computer code :-(
  12. 12. but that is painful :-(
  13. 13. both require a friendly developer
  14. 14. and a lot of time
  15. 15. for every single website 4 hours 4 days
  16. 16. imagine if...
  17. 17. you could turn any website
  18. 18. into a spreadsheet
  19. 19. or an API
  20. 20. in less than 4 minutes
  21. 21. without writing any code
  22. 22. without writing any code
  23. 23. so how does it work?
  24. 24. this is our web browser, for data
  25. 25. extract data by point-and-click
  26. 26. extract data by point-and-click
  27. 27. extract data by point-and-click
  28. 28. extract data by point-and-click
  29. 29. extract data by point-and-click
  30. 30. extract data by point-and-click
  31. 31. extract data by point-and-click
  32. 32. record actions on a website
  33. 33. record actions on a website
  34. 34. record actions on a website
  35. 35. there is a crawler to get all data
  36. 36. search multiple sources in real time
  37. 37. create a dashboard for data display
  38. 38. and everything is available over API
  39. 39. powerful stuff
  40. 40. let’s walk through features and use cases
  41. 41. How do I Add a Slide? Find the different types of slides in your menu ▪ Go to “Insert” in the menu bar and select 
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  42. 42. Polling Questions (example) How are you using your Web site? ▪ Post 24/7 whenever news happens ▪ Post at designated times regardless of news ▪ Finish print story edit first, then post same online ▪ Post online first, then pursue print story ▪ Post same content in print as online
  43. 43. Polling Questions (example) At the Beijing ’08 Olympics, where were the lights for the Water Cube and the Bird’s Nest made? ▪ China ▪ Malaysia ▪ Taiwan ▪ Durham, N.C.
  44. 44. In Summary Brief introduction to import.io 3 journalism use cases, exploring the 3 main features of import.io Extractors - US Defense Contracts Connectors - Superior Court of CA Crawlers - Music played in Seattle Examples of import.io in use by newspapers andrew.fogg@import.io
  45. 45. Thank You We’ll be going to Questions shortly We want to tell you about some other training
  46. 46. Webinar Replay Registration gives you
 access to the replay ▪ Available two days
 after the live
 Webinar ▪ Access it anytime
  47. 47. Upcoming Webinars Date – Title Date – Title Date – Title
  48. 48. Poynter Seminars Title of seminar ▪ Short description ▪ Event date ▪ Application deadline
  49. 49. Questions? Fire Away! Use the special Q&A pod to submit questions ▪ Questions are not posted to the public
  50. 50. Thank You for Attending Remember to visit Poynter’s NewsU
 www.newsu.org Journalism Training.
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