The Twitter Census, from Infochimps
A series of highly valuable posts by a young European student journalist bent on redesigning the way we build our news sites.
What’s the first step in building a “Pandora for news?” Normalize the data.
This great sortable database makes it easy to figure out who in the House managed to take the most money from the health industry while voting against healthcare reform. As a bonus, there’s a column noting the percentage of uninsured in their district. The most obvious story I see in this data: Pete Sessions sold out TX-32.
This book is a data-focused remix of “Think Python: How to Think like a Computer Scientist,” the book Adrian Holovaty often recommends to journalists who want to get started with Django.
Chris Amico is writing a bit of a guide for journalists looking to get started with Django.
Nathan at FlowingData provides this Actionscript/Flash tutorial on how to build a graph that looks a bit like those baby name explorers and unemployment charts you’ve seen lately.