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    A mapping toolbox for journalists: 10+ tools worth checking out

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    This is part 2 of an occasional series on useful tools for data journalists. Part 1: Want to be a data journalist? Learn these important tools
    Maps are one of the most popular ways to visualise data and are an easy way to add context

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    Instagramming the city

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    Instagramming the city

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    As part of some testing earlier today I was playing around with Instagram. I’ve never been a heavy user of Instagram but I was looking setting up an account for our newsroom. Along the way I got distracted by some of the great pictures I

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    Setting PDF data free with Tabula

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    Setting PDF data free with Tabula

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    This week I spent some time working on an education project I have been dabbling with for a few weeks. Inevitably I eventually hit the PDF wall. The only place to get the extra data I needed to move the project forward was locked

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    Media tools: ThingLink makes images interactive

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    Media tools: ThingLink makes images interactive

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    Static pictures on the web are *so* yesterday. Today’s readers want information, interaction and loads of stuff to click on. And today’s online media tool of the week does exactly that: it adds life to otherwise static pictures.
    ThingLink makes it simple to add clickable

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    A good list: 20 tools tools for digital journalists

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    A good list: 20 tools tools for digital journalists

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    There are dozens of lists around that offer journalists insight into the latest tools they can use in their craft. This Journalism.co.uk one is among the best at the moment:
    http://www.journalism.co.uk/news/20-tools-and-apps-for-digital-journalists/s2/a554321/
     

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    Investigative Journalism Manual

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    Investigative Journalism Manual

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    This is not a publication I’ve seen before so it may new or it may be slightly older but either way it looks to be a handy guide to investigative journalism.
    The http://www.investigative-journalism-africa.info/ is backed by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung foundation and falls somewhere between a teaching tool and

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    Fusion Tables and KML files: a primer

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    This is a simple guide to creating an interactive map using Google’s Fusion Tables. I’m doing this guide because it took me absolute ages to get my head around this and once I did I realised how unbelievably simple the process is. So it’s time

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    Better live tweeting for journalists

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    Better live tweeting for journalists

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    Twitter is changing news. Today many major news stories break on Twitter long before TV, radio and newspapers are able to cover them. And increasingly journalists are reporting live from the sidelines of major events putting readers in the know hours before many of them

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    The modern journalist: 4 cool data tools

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    The modern journalist: 4 cool data tools

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    News about big print media is pretty miserable at the moment but, if you’re willing to look beyond the immediate troubles facing the industry, being a media worker right now is about as much fun as it has ever been. Especially if you don’t mind

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    Using Google Docs to manage Twitter lists

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    Using Google Docs to manage Twitter lists

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    Twitter has some pretty cool features for media organisations, among them Twitter lists. One of the best things that news organisations can do with Twitter lists is to “curate” lists of journalists, industry experts or sector commentators (the Guardian’s Climate Change Top 50 is a

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