q&a: brian boyer on the plan for panda: Ben Welsh talks with Brian Boyer about the ingredients for PANDA, a Newsroom Data Appliance. PANDA will be a place for folks in the newsroom to stash their data, and a tool for helping reporters search and compare data sets. Trust me, your newsroom needs a PANDA. […]
How to make a heatmap in Google Fusion Tables: Seems useful!
Making interactive maps less interactive: Making maps, part 1: Less interactivity. Brian Boyer of the Chicago Tribune on a mission to teach you how to make interactive maps that don’t suck. Step 1 is indeed to make them less interactive. I buy it. There’s a full tutorial spread out in a few posts. Follow along, kids.
Notes on working With Wikileaks data from a New York Times developer: Working With Wikileaks by Jacob Harris. This is the blog post and presentation I was clamoring for at ONA2010 last year, when a morning keynote panel instead more or less revolved around the question of “Is Wikileaks journalism?”
Great list from Michelle Minkoff. Tools to help bring data to your journalism
A personal JSONP API for Google Spreadsheets bouvard’s stovetop at master – GitHub
A casual guide to getting started in infographics from a seasoned veteran of major newspapers. The 7 Steps to Successful Infographics
The Twitter Census, from Infochimps Twitter Census data collection
A series of highly valuable posts by a young European student journalist bent on redesigning the way we build our news sites. Information architecture for news websites
What’s the first step in building a “Pandora for news?” Normalize the data. Remix the News: what news can learn from Last.fm and Pandora