Knight Center
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Topic “ProPublica”

Meet the 5 instructors from the Knight Center’s new MOOC, "Data-Driven Journalism: The Basics"

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas has brought together a team of experts in data journalism to teach its new MOOC, "Data-Driven Journalism: The Basics." The five instructors are renowned leaders in their field and currently work producing data-based projects for publications like The New York TImes, the Houston Chronicle and ProPublica. Click here to register. Read more »

Journalists’ beginner guide to coding

As the news industry continues to adapt, journalists are asked to expand their skills beyond sleuthing and writing and into programming. The romantic ideal of the hacker journalist finding the signal in the noise of the incredible amounts of data generated everyday has become one of the most intriguing developments in journalism in recent years. Read more »

Five tools to extract "locked" data in PDFs

Journalists and researchers are used to encountering--more often than they would like--"locked" data in Adobe Acrobat PDF files. The format is a nightmare for someone who wants to manipulate or reference large quantities of information because it functions like an image file and is not readable by many computer programs.  Read more »


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