Getting started with an open-source database manager: MySQL

If you’re working from a Mac computer or getting into truly large datasets, Access may not be a viable option as a database manager. (It doesn’t work on Macs, and there are row limitations.) A good alternative is MySQL, an open-source database manager, which Alex Richards of the Chicago Tribune taught on Friday. MySQL essentially…

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Learn about online storytelling with data at Tapestry

Tapestry is a new conference about online storytelling with data. Tapestry is bringing together people from the worlds of design, academia and data journalism, each of whom has been thinking about data storytelling from a different angle. The conference is invitation-only and limited to 100 people, but some openings remain available. It will be held…

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IRE launches data journalism fund after donation from Google Ideas

Update: application deadline has been extended to Nov. 16.  Investigative Reporters and Editors is launching a new fund that will provide crucial support for journalists working on data projects. The fund will allow more news organizations or individual journalists to work on investigative projects that involve data analysis.  IRE will award grants thanks to a $50,000 donation…

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The 2012 IRE Conference tiphseet and presentation CD now available

Even though the IRE Conference has come and gone, you can still access all that valuable information from the tipsheets and presentations we compiled. With over 100 files available you’ll have all the tips and tools you need for not only your daily reporting but also long-term projects. Available on one handy CD, you can…

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