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The best web visualization tools

Starting with data journalism is daunting. All the numbers, the charts, the tables…but fortunately there are thousands of online tools that make our job much easier. Here is the list of simple tools to get you started in data: 1. Many … Continue reading

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The best websites for data visualizations

In the era of data journalism there are more and more websites and blogs with useful information. For the last months I have follow some blogs and here is my compilation the ones to visit: 1. Cool Infographics This is probably … Continue reading

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Tips to make an Infography

Infographics are a great way to explain and explore complex information in a clear and visually appealing way. Besides the data, to make an infographic you should have a plan of how to present your information. Here are some tips … Continue reading

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My first data journalism post: Vlookup

I am a newbie when it comes to data journalism, excel and numbers in general. When playing around with Excel I discovered a really useful function: VLOOKUP. Basically, it looks up values in a table that are listed in column … Continue reading

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Understanding Audio Recorders

Recording good sound is always a problem. I am always afraid that I will end up with too much noise, or that the voice will be too loud or that the mic does not work in that particular day. By … Continue reading

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Fast Guide to Audacity

This post is part of a series of How to do an Audio Slideshow Audacity is a very popular audio editing tool. The best thing? It is completely free. There are a lot of Audacity tutorials on Youtube but I strongly … Continue reading

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Assignment 1: Communities of Practice

This post is the critical evaluation for my first assignment in the module “Multimedia News Gathering and Production”, which is part of my MA in Online Journalism at Birmingham City University. During the last two months I have been focusing … Continue reading

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