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.

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Easy Ways to Display Data for Journalists

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