Presenting public information online

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Andrew Chavez, director of digital media at the TCU Schieffer School of Journalism, showcases tools that can be used by reporters to display documents and data on the Web.

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Presenting public information online

  1. 1. Andrew ChavezAssociate Director, Texas Center for Community JournalismDirector of Digital Media, TCU Schieffer School of Journalism<br />Displaying Public Information<br />
  2. 2. Sharing Documents<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 />
  3. 3. Cleaning Data<br />For large data sets:Google Refine: Code.Google.com/p/Google-Refine<br />
  4. 4. 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 />
  5. 5. 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 />
  6. 6. Fun with Words<br />Word Clouds:Wordle.net<br />Everything else:IBM Many Eyes: Just Google it<br />
  7. 7. 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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