Home How-To Page 2

How-To

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...
CartoDB logo Knowing how to create interactive maps can be a very useful skill for a data journalist, and there is an easy, free online tool that allows you to do just that. From election results to cycling accidents, CartoDB...
Lies, damn lies, and statistics. At least that’s how the saying goes and how the wider public feel, for some reason people tend to distrust something with numbers backing it more than if it doesn’t. Well that’s just completely...
Ever wanted to scrape something with OutWit Hub but the data you want is tied up in ugly HTML tags that change with each new piece of information? Regular expressions - known as regex - are often an easy way of...
Declining print circulations, traditionalism, internal politics, a small budget. These are problems that don't just affect local newspapers, but it hits them worse. So why have I written a social media style guide principally aimed at locals? Because, generally,...
If you’re interested in dataviz, you’ve probably been hearing a whole bunch about D3. When you stumble across a really creative-looking visualisation, chances are it’ll have been made with D3. Yes, it’s hyped, and there are a million tutorials out...
I recently finished a couple weeks' worth of shifts at The Times, working on the digital team as a community manager. My duties included posting articles to social media and compiling reports on site analytics, but the job that...
So you want to get started with coding, but don’t know where to start. It can feel like a daunting project, possibly because many of us have the idea of coding being some kind of dark art, with lots of...
Get retweets, get paid. Tweet differently. Everyone else is tweeting where the march is, where it's going, how many people there are... Zzzz. Why do you want to be like them? Find your own voice, present things a little differently and...
A quick and hopefully not too depressing look at the disparity between life expectancy and healthy life expectancy in the EU.
There appears to be a real appetite for new tools which attempt to make life easier for data journalists. Ranging from the advanced, like the powerful software for cleaning messy data Open Refine, to the simple interactive chart-maker Datawrapper, a...
Piktochart is a website that allows you to create infographics in an easy way. With its simple and clear style, it’s perfect for small datasets that can be explored from a number of different angles. I am going to take...
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...
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.
Wordpress isn't the only option for bloggers. Rachel Banning-Lover teaches you how to use Weebly...
Zachary Davies teaches you how to make maps with Datawrapper...
Managing your email requires a time investment that can be difficult to reconcile with being truly productive; these tools should hopefully help you find a happy balance.
In this post we show you how to save time and stress with Alfred, the program that provides shortcuts to just about anywhere straight from your desktop.
From EU cookie law to Buzzfeed UK, Nassos Stylianou brings you the top stories of 2013 to come out of Interhacktives HQ.