Easy Ways to Display Data for Journalists
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This presentation is from the Community Watchdog workshop for community journalists put on Oct. 20, 2010, by the Texas Center for Community Journalism and Investigative Reporters and Editors.

This presentation is from the Community Watchdog workshop for community journalists put on Oct. 20, 2010, by the Texas Center for Community Journalism and Investigative Reporters and Editors.

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  • 1. Andrew ChavezAssociate Director, Texas Center for Community Journalism New Media Specialist, TCU Schieffer School of Journalism
    Stupid Web Tricks for Data
  • 2. Easy Mapping
    Super easy, not so powerful:Google Map Builder: Maps.Google.com > My Maps
    Not-so-easy but oh-so-powerful:Click2Map.com
    For large data sets:Google Fusion Tables: Tables.GoogleLabs.com
  • 3. Simple Charts
    For small data sets:Google Docs: Docs.Google.com
    Powerful, but often hard to use:Google ChartTool: ImageChartEditor.AppSpot.com
    For large data sets:Google Fusion Tables: Tables.GoogleLabs.com
  • 4. Fun with Words
    Word Clouds:Wordle.net
    Everything else:IBM Many Eyes: Just Google it
  • 5. Sharing Your Work
    For large document sets, documents that need notations:Document Cloud: DocumentCloud.org
    For spreadsheets, PDFs and PowerPoint documents:Google Docs: Docs.Google.com
  • 6. Contact me
    Email A.CHAVEZ@TCU.EDU
    Phone 817.257.4647
    Twitter @ADCHAVEZ
    Facebook FACEBOOK.COM/ANDREW.CHAVEZ
    LinkedIn LINKEDIN.COM/IN/ANDREWCHAVEZ