Maintaining digital projects in your newsroom

Create a Tableau dashboard that anyone can update with Google Sheets I had a busy summer working with and creating interactive digital tools for the Mankato Free Press. My work ranged from daily graphics to bigger long-term digital tools. I branched out from my comfort zone, using tools like Tableau and Flourish in ways I … Continued

Building simple data pipelines

It’s important to be able to deploy scrapers that will continue to scrape and store your data without you having to prompt them every time. For journalists looking to stay on top of COVID-19 trends, access to data from state and county health authorities is crucial. However, this data can often feel inaccessible, existing behind … Continued

Pre-reporting for data journalists

A brief intro to exploratory analysis In a recent paper, a pair of statisticians took a stab at outlining “the most important statistical ideas of the past 50 years.” Among them: “counterfactual causal inference, bootstrapping and simulation-based inference, overparameterized models and regularization, multilevel models, generic computation algorithms, adaptive decision analysis, robust inference, and exploratory data … Continued