Getting around PIOs with Web Inspector

By Mayra Cruz @MayraC27 One way to get around bureaucratic hassles is to get the to the data directly by scraping it off the Web. The fight for public records can sometimes be avoided by taking the data directly from websites, Dan Nguyen of ProPublica said. On Saturday, Nguyen led a hands-on class of “Web…

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Improving news coverage with data

By Mayra Cruz @MayraC27 News stories can be deepened through data, said speakers in the “Using data journalism to investigate the news” panel.  “News happens fast,” Arizona Daily Star Rob O’Dell reporter said. From tracking crime to finance, incorporating data in journalism goes beyond daily reporting and anecdotal information.  Adding visualizations, numbers and maps allow the public to…

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Share, interact with data easier with a PANDA in your newsroom

Developers will demo a beta version of the newsroom appliance at the 2012 CAR Conference. Tucked away on reporters’ computers are dozens of details that could benefit news coverage, if only other journalists knew where to look. Newsrooms are swimming in data. Journalistic organizations big and small continue to collect data from local, state and federal governments, and…

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Postmark deadline for IRE Awards is Friday, Jan 13

Don’t forget to submit your best investigative reporting to the 2011 IRE Awards contest. The postmark deadline is January 13th, 2012. 2011 marked the 33rd year for the IRE Awards, which honor the best in investigative reporting in all types of media. This year, to better reflect the evolving nature of the industry, and the…

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