Tag Archives: data visualization

Handout: Tools for Enhancing Stories Visually

A handout for a session at the Kansas Collegiate Media conference in Wichita. You’ll find most of these tools elsewhere on this site. Ward Online Tools, 2013

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St. Louis Fed creates a nifty data visualization tool

Tech gurus from the St. Louis Federal Reserve demonstrated their new data visualization tool last week at the national convention of the American Copy Editors Society. The tool, called FRED, for Federal Reserve Economic Data, provides access to a wide … Continue reading

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Tools for creating infographics

If you are serious about creating infographics, I’d suggest learning to use Adobe Illustrator. It’s the most versatile program of its kind, giving you complete control over the look of a graphic. It’s great for print or static web graphics. … Continue reading

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Tools for data analysis

13 free tools to analyze and display data An excellent list from Steve Doig, via the Reynolds Center. ____________________________________________ How to Use American FactFinder A guide from the Census Bureau on using one of its data tools. ____________________________________________  

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Tech finds of the week: Tools for charts, curation, presentation, bookmarking

Charts and graphs Infogr.am This start-up from Latvia says it wants to make creating graphics simple. Its beta version allows creation of pie charts, bar graphs, line graphs or matrices. The site allows you to enter or upload data into … Continue reading

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Tech finds of the week: Advice on SEO; tools for research and data viz

No one truly has a secret formula for search engine optimization. There are some logical things you can do to make sure a site gets noticed and indexed properly, though. These three articles provide checklists for things to think about … Continue reading

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Tech finds of the week: Tools for WordPress, maps, charts, curation

Interesting technology tools and posts I came across this week. WordPress Project Argo Interesting and valuable information about a project that allowed a dozen NPR stations to create local-interest sites. The “Learn” section is especially useful, with sections on using … Continue reading

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Advice on building news apps

NPR’s best practices on creating news apps A 20-minute video from an internal NPR seminar, via Data Driven Journalism. ——————————————————  

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Advice on creating infographics

The Do’s and Don’ts of Infographic Design Smashing Magazine provides and excellent overview of data visualization, focusing on such things as storytelling, organization, typography and color.

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Google Fusion Tables

Using Google Fusion Tables A video tutorial from Jason Bennett.

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