Tag Archives: Google Docs

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5 ways to gather data

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 Caroline Beavon is a freelance information and infographics designer - get in touch for more details Everyone is talking about data journalism nowadays: creating maps, visualizations and infographics. However, before you can do any of that you need some DATA Here is how I sourced the data for my Datamud project, a look at the statistics behind the big UK music music festivals.

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MA Online Journalism: Multimedia Journalism Breadth Portfolio

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As part of my MA Online Journalism studies I recently produced a series of projects in Multimedia Journalism (which appear on this site). Here is the Critical Analysis for those projects. Read more [...]

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Looks like I’m not into metal any more Toto

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Data can be an interesting and eye opening thing. I decided to cut and paste some sections of my ITunes library into Google Docs and create a data set from Artist Track, Genre and Plays. sort tracks by PLAY COUNT remove TIME, BITRATE, DATE ADDED and TRACK NO columns scroll down to the bottom of the tracks with "2" plays select every song with 2+ plays CTRL+C open a blank spreadsheet (I use Google Docs) and CTRL-V into the top left corner of the page the Itunes data appear in the Read more [...]

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Glastonbury data mashup

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As part of my MA Online Journalism I have been playing around with some data from the Glastonbury festival archives. I wanted to show the statistical history of the festival, through a visual media. Read more [...]

"Loved the bit with post-its too as it is all too tempting to dive straight into the tool without having a design idea" Infographics training attendee, Oxfordshire County Council Infographics training attendee, Oxfordshire County Council