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Resources for data visualization skills

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Data visualization — the presentation of data in visual form — is becoming a bigger and bigger part of top online news sites. Tools and resources for those who want to improve their skills are also growing. Mindy McAdams offer a nice post with 10 she recommends, with a bonus link to a Quora discussion on the difference between data visualization and information graphics.

Cool recent example: a gravity map of the earth on

Previously: Google’s free data visualization tool.



Written by mroberts8

04/03/2011 at 5:44 pm

Building a news brand with social media

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Mandy Jenkins was a social media editor at until the hyper local news site decided to uninvent itself after only nine months and laid off the talent. Now she’s moving on to the Huffington Post. But on her way out, Mandy shared strategies for creating a strong news brand via Facebook and Twitter, and how news organizations can facilitate strong audience interaction with social media.

Both pieces are found on Mandy’s highly readable blog, Zombie Journalism.

Written by mroberts8

04/01/2011 at 2:54 am