Tag Archives: Statistics

BuzzData at the forefront of open source data journalism

By NICHOLAS MOORE As election season is in full swing, journalists are spending much of their time following the presidential candidates and fact-checking anything and everything they say. This type of work can definitely land a reporter in front of … Continue reading

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ESPN expands its coverage to local news

By NICHOLAS MOORE The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) is slowly, but surely taking over the online sports journalism world. According the alexa.com, ESPN’s site (espn.go.com) is the 18th most-viewed site in the U.S. and the 82nd most-viewed in … Continue reading

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Newsbeat – Tracking the top stories on a website

By EMMA REYES Tracking top articles and top sections on a website just got easier for editors and reports. Newsbeat is a new version of Chartbeat’s services that can be helpful for newsrooms. Chartbeat.com is a website that tracks real-time … Continue reading

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Apps for keeping track of your website

If you have your own website and plan to continue using it throughout your career, you’ll probably be curious to know how the website is doing — by that I mean, how many people are viewing it? Who is viewing … Continue reading

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Free online reports, tools are valuable geography resources

By IKU KAWACHI To many journalists, human geography may seem like a discipline that has little bearing on the stories that they churn out on a day-to-day basis. But reporting on global issues such as urbanization, poverty, water scarcity and … Continue reading

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Statistics junkies, take note

By NINA GREEN I am fascinated by statistics. No, not the class, but simply the product of the compilation of interpreted data. I am not a math person in the slightest, but I am strangely drawn to the idea of … Continue reading

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With BLS Web site, American economics just got easier

By ALEX FRUIN Ec·o·nom·ics — noun: one of the only words in the English language that makes more journalism students shudder than the word “mathematics.” At some point or another, almost every journalism student has been guilty of saying “But … Continue reading

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Online tools offer help for Web page designers

By IKU KAWACHI Most of us who have never had the opportunity to delve in multimedia design — either for the Web or for print — have never had to worry about fonts, margins, “Web-safe” color palettes and Cascading Style … Continue reading

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Getting databases from reliable sources

By KYLI SINGH Since our CNJ515 class is currently working with databases, I think it’s appropriate to point out some important Web sites that provide us with data and statistics. Databases help organize our overwhelming amount of information.  We can … Continue reading

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NFL statistics — All of them

By AUSTEN GREGERSON Need to know who led the league in 1966 for rushing yards (Gale Sayers, 1,231 yards)? Or what about who played in the 1992 NFC Championship game (Cowboys over 49ers, 30 – 20, at San Francisco)? There … Continue reading

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Metacritic simplifies and condenses media reviews

By NINA GREEN It used to be that most Americans got their information from one newspaper, usually a local one. From this newspaper, they also got reviews of movies, music and TV. People came to trust their one newspaper for … Continue reading

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ComScore helps journalists know how people use the Web

By DAVID FURONES For journalists who want to report on the Internet and gather information for writing for news sites, they must be savvy about how the public at-large generally utilizes the medium that is the World Wide Web. ComScore … Continue reading

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Exploring multimedia reporting, interactive features

By IKU KAWACHI Although my Sept. 18 post On the cutting edge of graphics and data visualization made a passing reference to one of the site’s more recent interactive items, that alone hardly did the Multimedia section of the The New … Continue reading

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On the cutting edge of graphics and data visualization

By IKU KAWACHI Infographics are becoming an increasingly important component of multimedia reporting, especially on the Internet, where news consumers are typically less attentive and more demanding of interactivity and visuals than when reading a newspaper or magazine. One Web … Continue reading

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