Briggs Ch. 9 – ‘Data-driven journalism and digitizing your life’

Organizing your digital life was the focus of this chapter. There are many free or trial programs that can help you organize your digital self. Since these programs are online, they are easily edited and can be accessible to others.

The Cloud

The Cloud

Some examples:

  • Backpack
  • Zoho
  • MS Office Suite (Outlook, etc)
  • Dropbox
  • Basecamp

Databases are helpful in for news organizations because they allow their readers to have easy access to certain material. Charticles are also another way to please data-hungry readers. Readers like to see the trends and the information can allow journalists to see trends they might have missed.

Maps and spreadsheets are also helpful for many of the same reasons.

MS Office

MS Office


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