I’ve recently become very, very intimately acquainted with the advanced innards of Google Fusion Tables in a very unhealthy way. You think I’m joking, but I’m not. One of the coolest visualizations Fusion Tables (I’ll say FT from this point forward) is capable of would be its Intensity Map option. Automatically pull in the shapes […]
As I sit here at PBS, the day before my last, full of a delicious ice cream cupcake courtesy of Christine Montgomery, who somehow turned my last staff meeting into a Michelle farewell party (embarrassed!), many emotions swirl through my head. On Monday, I’ll be on 33rd Street in Manhattan, in a giant building with […]
I’ve spent a lot of time thinking in the last week, as I worked through the final steps of an interview process with the Associated Press. The job hunt has been a long one, and there are some points that I think are worth considering. I’m still fairly early in my career. I hear that […]
Today, I am a quarter of a century old. No longer can I claim to be in my early 20s. No longer can I claim to be a frequent blog writer either, as it closes in on two months since my last post. I could make up excuses. I’m learning to conquer Fusion Tables and […]
As a switch from my usual rambling blog post, an interesting Twitter conversation leads me to give you…my usual rambling blog post as a Storify with embedded tweets. Enjoy my lesson of the day! This is dedicated to the data journalism community that teaches me every day. Thanks, all!
I’ve written about a curriculum for people looking to be exposed to — and perhaps specialize — in data journalism before. But last week on Twitter, Dave Stanton (@gotoplanb) asked a slightly different question — what would the curriculum look like if you were a journo-interested student wanting to learn programming to tell stories from […]
Time for an update on the world of PBS! PBSNews.org, the national site I was working on, has been put on hold while we focus our attention on serving journalism at local stations. This has long been a component of our project, but it is now a priority which we’re focusing on heavily. What does […]
While discussing the rambly nature of this blog, Heather Billings and I decided late at night it might be time to change the tagline to “A Data Ghetto of my Thoughts.” I thought some here might appreciate this. Today marks my triumphant, yet sad, return from the NICAR conference in Raleigh. There was a frightening […]