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Spreading the data word…via Poynter

Posted by on May 12, 2010 in Blog, CAR, data visualizations | No Comments

If you didn’t see it on Twitter, or on poynter.org…I’m writing articles for Poynter’s website on data journalism.  The first is on how to use OutWit Hub, a Firefox extension to help you scrape Web sites even if you don’t have programming knowledge.

I just needed something to do with my ever abundant free time, obviously.

Alright, since we know that’s not true, the real reason is that it will help spread the data journalism message.  There are a lot of skills to learn, and a lot of questions to be answered.  The more of us intelligently exploring these options, the better off we all are.

Plus, it’s fun, and a way to keep writing even as I spend my working days coding.

If you have any suggestions for topics you’d like to be explored, please get at me.

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