Baby Steps in Data Journalism

Starting from zero, this Tumblr provides tools, links and how-to information for people just beginning to explore data journalism.
Posts tagged "why"

This PPT gives my rationale for starting journalism students on Python — instead of JavaScript. 

I wanted to do some of the things recommended in Nathan Yau’s excellent book Visualize This: The FlowingData Guide to Design, Visualization, and Statistics (2011: Wiley). So after I had about 120 lines of notes in a text editing program, I thought: “Hey, with so many links and stuff, I should turn this into a Tumblr!” So here it is.

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Check out Nathan’s popular blog, FlowingData.