Welcome to the world of data: Now what do you do?
- Event: 2012 IRE Conference
- Speakers: TBA
- Date/Time: Thursday, June 14 at 10:10 a.m.
- Location: Salon C-D
- Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio
If you’re new to data journalism, the idea of working with spreadsheets, databases and web tools can be daunting. We’ll cover strategies you can use to succeed and show examples of high-impact stories you can tackle back home.
Welcome to the world of data:Now what do you do? (T. Thompson Powerpoint)
Thompson gives her tips and examples on what to do after you get the data. She includes what to use Access for, what to use Excel for, what to use Google Maps for and much more.
Welcome to the Glamorous World of Data
Kauffman gives good simple tips on why you need to be data-literate more so than ever before. He includes great examples of what you can do with your data and some great resources for data journalists.
Welcome to the world of data:Now what do you do?
Herzog gives great tips on what to do with your data once you have it, including how to get to know your data, how to clean it, how to keep it simple and where to look for story ideas (IRE's Resource Center, of course!).