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Got an appetite for edible insects? This grasshopper stir fry serves four people and takes a mere 10 minutes to cook. Recipe courtesy of Grub. Ingredients -60 Grub Grasshoppers -150g pak Choi -100g tenderstem broccoli -75g green beans -75g mangetout -1 red onion, sliced -2 cloves of garlic,...
Why live tweet? Share: If you’re interested in an event you’re attending, the chances are that others who can’t make it or don’t already know about it will be interested too. Live tweet to give them an insight into the...
Want to know how to create a timeline like this for your website? Timeline JS is a useful, easy and open-source tool that enables you to build visually rich, interactive personal timelines. If you are a beginner, you can create a timeline using a Google spreadsheet. 1. STEP...
 I created this (blog?) for myself so I can keep on top of Excel. I am going to add to it throughout the year when I learn new functions. Excel might not look like the friendliest of Microsoft programmes...
Twitter, rather than existing as an amorphous abstract cloud of individual opinions, links and gifs, is closely bound up with existing communities and groups. Scotland is notable for the skill of its political classes on Twitter. The leaders of the...
Visualising your story is a key aspect of a lot of data journalism. While there are stories that don’t require a visualisation, be it a simple or complex, many more do and getting that right is key for readers...
The General Election is the most important media event of the year. Its a chance to earn your stripes as a journalist and get some page leads in your portfolio. This was the thought I had last week when I was...
This time a few months ago, I was spening hours anxiously opening up incognito windows to get through the Telegraph's paywall and reading lots of old newspapers, in my efforts to give myself a decent chance of getting on...
We go behind data scraped from the front page of Reddit - what does it tell us about the online super-community?
Kerry Alexandra is a User Generated Content (UGC) Producer at the BBC. She told Interhacktives about how UGC is the new frontline of news, and how quickly her work can change – from looking at users' snow photos for a...
Looking for the best infographics of 2013? Malofiej22 is a world infographic summit held annually in Pamplona, Spain. Missed it?  Interhacktives have storified of the highlights that came out of the latest Malofiej22, held on 26 - 28 March. The best...
The 2014 Budget saw some great data coverage, but it showed that one of data journalism's biggest challenges lies in working well on mobile devices.
“If data journalism is about anything, it’s the flexibility to search for new ways of storytelling.” Simon Rogers, Facts are Sacred. There are a lot of people out there trying to visually explain information they have obtained through data. They are using...
Ampp3d's Martin Belam tells us what makes a winning data visualisation. What Ampp3d’s about There have been a couple of things at the heart of what we are trying to do with Ampp3d. First of all we are trying to answer the question:...
Nassos Stylianou introduces you to the various tools used for extracting data from PDFs, and weighs up their pros and cons...
Import.io (pronounced import-eye-oh) lets you scrape data from any website into a searchable database. It is perfect for gathering, aggregating and analysing data from websites without the need for coding skills. As Sally Hadadi, from Import.io, told Journalism.co.uk: the idea is to "democratise" data. "We...
Don't get caught out. Photo verification is easy and something that every journalist should know how to do...
There are a number of tools allowing you to scrape your own data without knowing code. We'll show you how to scrape with the free version of OutWit Hub.
If you've ever wondered what it takes to become a modern day journalist with a wide set of skills in terms of data and social, Interhacktives are here to assist you. We are going to share the knowledge we...
Wordpress isn't the only option for bloggers. Rachel Banning-Lover teaches you how to use Weebly...