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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 June 26, 2014
  • Welcome to the Webinar This is an event from
 Poynter’s News University,
 journalism’s e-learning leader ▪ Host: Vicky Kruger
  • Thank You Harnisch Foundation ▪ For funding our Webinar equipment Knight Foundation ▪ For its support of News University
  • Today’s Presenter Andrew Fogg Co-Founder Import.io
  • 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
  • there is a lot of data on the web
  • but it is trapped inside web pages
  • and getting it is difficult
  • you can use an API
  • if there is one available
  • you can write custom computer code :-(
  • but that is painful :-(
  • both require a friendly developer
  • and a lot of time
  • for every single website 4 hours 4 days
  • imagine if...
  • you could turn any website
  • into a spreadsheet
  • or an API
  • in less than 4 minutes
  • without writing any code
  • without writing any code
  • so how does it work?
  • this is our web browser, for data
  • extract data by point-and-click
  • extract data by point-and-click
  • extract data by point-and-click
  • extract data by point-and-click
  • extract data by point-and-click
  • extract data by point-and-click
  • extract data by point-and-click
  • record actions on a website
  • record actions on a website
  • record actions on a website
  • there is a crawler to get all data
  • search multiple sources in real time
  • create a dashboard for data display
  • and everything is available over API
  • powerful stuff
  • let’s walk through features and use cases
  • How do I Add a Slide? Find the different types of slides in your menu ▪ Go to “Insert” in the menu bar and select 
 “New Slide” For style ▪ Go to “Format” in the menu bar and select “Slide Layout” ▪ A menu of slides appears above your slides ▪ This ppt already has a style
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Thank You We’ll be going to Questions shortly We want to tell you about some other training
  • Webinar Replay Registration gives you
 access to the replay ▪ Available two days
 after the live
 Webinar ▪ Access it anytime
  • Upcoming Webinars Date – Title Date – Title Date – Title
  • Poynter Seminars Title of seminar ▪ Short description ▪ Event date ▪ Application deadline
  • Questions? Fire Away! Use the special Q&A pod to submit questions ▪ Questions are not posted to the public
  • Thank You for Attending Remember to visit Poynter’s NewsU
 www.newsu.org Journalism Training.
 Anytime.
 Anywhere. 
 For Anybody.