Learn how to explore data with Python’s Jupyter Notebook

Editor’s Note: This article first ran on the California Civic Data Coalition’s website on Oct. 8. Ben spoke at our San Diego Data Watchdog Workshop, a program funded by the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation. By Ben Welsh Last weekend, I traveled to the campus of San Diego State University to join a journalism workshop put on by Investigative Reporters…

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Learn to build a web scraper at IRE’s new workshop

A special workshop in programming for journalism, Oct. 10-13, 2013 at the University of Missouri-Columbia. IRE and the University of Missouri Journalism School are offering a special workshop Oct. 10-13 that will introduce the basics of newsroom programming by teaching how to build one of the simplest but most useful tools in a data journalist’s toolbox: a web scraper…

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New workshop: Building a webscraper

A special workshop in programming for journalism, Oct. 10-13, 2013 at the University of Missouri-Columbia. IRE and the University of Missouri Journalism School are offering a special workshop Oct. 10-13 that will introduce the basics of newsroom programming by teaching how to build one of the simplest but most useful tools in a data journalist’s toolbox: a web scraper…

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IRE Voting Deadline Approaching

Tomorrow, May 22nd is the last day to request an absentee ballot to vote in our 2012 BOD elections. If you are unable to attend our 2012 conference in Boston, and your membership is current to 7/1/12, then you can vote for your favorite candidate via absentee ballot. Candidates and their statements can be viewed…

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Behind the Story: Tracking problem police officers in Florida

It was an unbelievable record for anyone, let alone a public employee. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reported that one Opa-Locka, Fla., officer had been: “Fired five times and arrested three, he was charged with stealing a car, trying to board an airplane with a loaded gun and driving with a suspended license.…(He) split a man’s lip…

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