6 open source tools for data journalism

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Jul 30, 2014 5:23 AM EDT
Opensource.com; By Scott Nesbitt
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When I was in journalism school back in the late 1980s, gathering data for a story usually involved hours of poring over printed documents or microfiche. A lot has changed since then. While printed resources are still useful, more and more information is available to journalists on the web. That’s helped fuel a boom in what’s come to be known as data journalism. At its most basic, data journalism is the act of finding and telling stories using data—like census data, crime statistics, demographics, and more.

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