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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.

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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  • 1. Andrew ChavezAssociate Director, Texas Center for Community JournalismDirector of Digital Media, TCU Schieffer School of Journalism
    Displaying Public Information
  • 2. Sharing Documents
    For large document sets, documents that need notations:Document Cloud: DocumentCloud.org
    For spreadsheets, PDFs and PowerPoint documents:Google Docs: Docs.Google.com
  • 3. Cleaning Data
    For large data sets:Google Refine: Code.Google.com/p/Google-Refine
  • 4. 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
  • 5. 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
  • 6. Fun with Words
    Word Clouds:Wordle.net
    Everything else:IBM Many Eyes: Just Google it
  • 7. Contact me
    Email A.CHAVEZ@TCU.EDU
    Phone 817.257.4647
    Twitter @ADCHAVEZ
    Facebook FACEBOOK.COM/ANDREW.CHAVEZ
    LinkedIn LINKEDIN.COM/IN/ANDREWCHAVEZ