Data Tools for Creating Great Content

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Data analysis and visualization tools are everywhere. Derek Willis, an interactive developer for The New York Times, uses plenty of them and the surprising thing is that—despite the fact he has the resources of a large, global newsroom—his favorite tools…

Why Freelancers Should Check Out Google Media Tools

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Launched in mid-October to coincide with the Online News Association conference in Atlanta, Google Media Tools is a collection of, well, media tools. Although they’ve all been around in some form or another, the site was created to centralize existing…

The 4 Essential WordPress Plugins for Business Blogs

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If you run your own business blog, keeping up with the constant workload of payroll, scheduling, and comment management can be nothing short of dizzying. One of the best things about WordPress is the ease with which you can install…

Django Creator Adrian Holovaty On Turning Data Into Opportunity

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Chicago-based Web developer Adrian Holovaty is a polymath of sorts, though considerably more unassuming. A pioneer of journalism via computer programming, he was the founder of EveryBlock, an innovative site that offered neighborhood news, searchable crime data and local forums…

The Two Money Factors for Mobile Media: Location, Relevance

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Media organizations are still tiptoeing into mobile—both on the content side and with their advertisers—searching for a way to grab eyeballs and monetize this fast-growing channel where traditional paywalls, display ads and stories don’t seem to be as sticky. To…

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