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Scooped by a ferret

  A while ago, I recall reading about Public Data Ferret, a nonprofit that writes stories based on government documents and data, mostly from Washington State and local governments. I remember thinking it was a neat idea at the time, … Continue reading

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New book offers advice on telling stories with data

Something that may be worth checking out: A new book, “Visualize This” by Nathan Yau, a PhD candidate in Statistics at UCLA and blogger at flowingdata.com, promises to be a practical guide for creating graphics. It appears to be geared … Continue reading

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Bridging the gap between ‘writers’ and digital journalists

On PBS Mediashift, Gary Moskowitz looks at what seems to be his student journalists want to write more than they want to use other mediums to tell stories. Toward the end, he makes this observation, “Since we, as online journalism … Continue reading

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News Article vs. Story

Steve Buttry posted some interesting thoughts today on newspaper articles, which some like digital/social media commentator Jeff Jarvis has deemed mostly outmoded, and stories. From Buttry’s post, an article is something more akin to a collection of facts: Even before … Continue reading

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