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You’re a dog person, let’s face it, and It’s because you appreciate a pooch that you share a Facebook Live poll asking users to...

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As Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg told investors of his ‘video first’ strategy, content creators are trying to find ways to optimise their video output...

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White House press secretary Sean Spicer appeared on Fox News on Tuesday evening, comparing his “alternative facts” regarding Donald Trump’s inauguration crowd to reading...

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What's a pirate's favourite programming language and statistical computing environment? Why, it’s R, of course. Jokes aside, R is the language of choice for...

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It’s only 150 characters, but it's the first thing people will see when they come to your profile, and it's a great way to...

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The last time I checked, WhatsApp was not one of the most popular social media apps among journalists. It was trailing Twitter, Facebook, Messenger, and Line...

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As most digital journalists know, Snapchat is a vast and in some ways underutilised tool. Snapchat claims to have over 8 billion users per...

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//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js Unlike the past few years when Build the News focused on hacky concepts and newsroom tools, last weekend’s event went back to basics— telling...

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Content is uploaded on Internet every second, but unfortunately much of it goes unseen. You might be asking: “what’s the problem?” But the solution is...

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Facebook can be a very valuable tool for traffic for many websites, and mastering an online presence on the social platform is often the difference between...

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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...
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 I created this (blog?) for myself so I can keep on top of Excel. I am going to add to it throughout the year...

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Pioneers from the frontiers of social media newsgathering and user-generated content (UGC) shared their wisdom at News:rewired's 'in focus' event last week. Below are my...
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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...

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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...
data journalism infographic scraping Guardian

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Best places to get your data For many beginners getting into data and what are the best places to get your data , the first...

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New to data journalism and keen to learn but unsure about the kind of stories you could uncover with numbers? Well worry not because the Interhacktives...
Data Coverage of the Budget 2014 - Telegraph Chart

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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.

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“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...

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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.