Data tools for everyday journalism

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Dataharvest | EIJC

Mechelen

May 19 2017

Tools

Why these tools?

Fast

Easy

Low cost

Quality output

But it all starts with

Simple scraping

Advanced scraping (not free)

.csv output

Data

Eurovision Song Contest? 

Import.io

Get data out of pdf files

Data

Inspecting data

Cleaning data

Transforming data

Enriching data

Data

csv

pdf

Chartbuilder

By qz.com

Simple charts

Consistent styling

Static images (.png, .svg)

No spreadsheet

Chartbuilder

3. clone your own

          github.com/Quartz/Chartbuilder

Data

Tutorials

vs Chartbuilder

More chart types

Highlight & annotate

Interactive charts

Maps

Data

Tutorials

vs Chartbuilder & Datawrapper

Unconventional visualizations

Drag & drop

Output is vector only

Data maps

Geo analysis

Geo file transformations

Data

Tutorials

Want more?

Upcoming Video courses

Mapping for journalists

Thanks!

slides.com/maartenzam/dh-tools

Data tools for everyday journalism

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