Turning inner space into outer space

October 5, 2012

Easing into data journalism

If you’re as afraid of the word “spreadsheet” as I am, this blog might be for you — Baby Steps in Data Journalism. You’re still expected to be able to do things like “split the contents of cells in Excel,” but at least there are instructions on how to do it.

It’s run by Mindy McAdams, online journalism professor at the University of Florida. I’ll be keeping an eye on this one.

Here’s a good resource gleaned from the blog: The Data Journalism Handbook. There’s a free online version with lots to read.