lifeandcode:

Scraping, mapping, and grabbing (from APIs).  These are the three skills I recommend tech-inclined journalists to learn.  

(Source: buzzburo)

ootheforest:

Adding trend lines to charts in Google Sheets

With Google Sheets, you can store data and visualize it with great looking charts, but you haven’t really been able to quickly identify trends in that data.

That changed this week when Google finally introduced trend lines to charts in Google Sheets. Trend lines are really easy to add to a chart and there are plenty of customization options available.

You can apply a linear or exponential trend line, change the color and adjust the thickness and opacity. As a bonus update, Google has also added the ability to copy / paste charts inside of Google Sheets.

You can copy / paste from one sheet or spreadsheet to another, but the data will only be updated if it is in the same spreadsheet.

Otherwise your chart will only reflect the data as it was originally copied.

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I’ve interviewed suspected serial killers. I’ve interviewed suspected terrorists. I’ve interviewed people who went to prison for killing men. I’ve interviewed a bunch of scary people, but [Nick] Saban made me nervous.

The AD said, you have 30 minutes. I can’t even collect my thoughts in 30 minutes. He’s not quite as terrifying as I’d been led to believe. But there’s a point where he looks at you with them drill-bit eyes. In your head, every question sounds stupid as it comes out of your mouth. I’ve seen very few people who could make you feel that way.

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socialmediadesk:

Just type this into your Google search bar:

site:facebook.com/npr searchterm

Voila! 

"Hostetter’s posts can sometimes be on the lengthier side, but I have never seen anything book-length like this,” writes the journalist who asks not to be named. “I dragged and copied all the text (took about 2 or 3 minutes to scroll) and dropped it into a word doc. 105,004 words."
newyorker:

Last week, we sent the photographer Matt Eich to Ferguson, Missouri, to document the second week of protests after a police officer shot unarmed teen-ager Michael Brown. Take a look at some of the photos.Top: Protestors hold up roses while marching and chanting, “Hands up! Don᾿t shoot!,” August 19th. Bottom: Asia Jackson and Taylor Barnes, both age twenty, August 20th. Photographs by Matt Eich.
newyorker:

Last week, we sent the photographer Matt Eich to Ferguson, Missouri, to document the second week of protests after a police officer shot unarmed teen-ager Michael Brown. Take a look at some of the photos.Top: Protestors hold up roses while marching and chanting, “Hands up! Don᾿t shoot!,” August 19th. Bottom: Asia Jackson and Taylor Barnes, both age twenty, August 20th. Photographs by Matt Eich.

newyorker:

Last week, we sent the photographer Matt Eich to Ferguson, Missouri, to document the second week of protests after a police officer shot unarmed teen-ager Michael Brown. Take a look at some of the photos.

Top: Protestors hold up roses while marching and chanting, “Hands up! Don᾿t shoot!,” August 19th. Bottom: Asia Jackson and Taylor Barnes, both age twenty, August 20th. Photographs by Matt Eich.