Powerful Data Journalism with import.io

This Webinar was originally broadcast on:
June 26, 2014 Enroll Now
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Course Overview

Title:
Powerful Data Journalism with import.io
Type:
Webinar
Cost:
This $29.95 Webinar is free thanks to the support of the American Press Institute and Knight Foundation.
Originally Broadcast On:
June 26, 2014
Time Estimate:
One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.

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Five minutes of Internet browsing can turn up more information than all of the world's libraries combined. Some of this information is available in accessible data formats, but most is not.

With the free import.io app, you can turn any website into a table of data in a matter of minutes—even if you have no coding knowledge. This tutorial will show you how to create datasets that may help you break the next big story.

This training event is part of a series on digital tools in partnership with the American Press Institute and The Poynter Institute, funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

See more tools in the Digital Tools Catalog.

What Will I Learn:
  • Turn any website into a table of data which can then be downloaded as a CSV file to be analyzed
  • Turn any website into and API in a matter of minutes and retrieve fresh data at the click of a button
  • View live data from multiple websites at once
  • Integrate data into cool data visualization programs
Who Should Take this Course:

Data journalists, developers, data analysts and anyone else interested in using large data sets into their reporting.

Course Instructor:

Andrew Fogg

Andrew Fogg is co-founder and chief data officer at London-based tech startup import•io. A scientist by training, Andrew has worked with data his entire career in both business and academia for organizations including Microsoft Research, Barclays Capital, Cambridge University and the Wellcome Trust. Andrew founded the Technology Innovation group at RBS along with fellow co-founder David White; and they have worked together ever since. After leaving RBS Andrew and David co-founded their first startup, Kusiri, with programing guru Matt Painter.

Sponsor:

Knight Foundation

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation advances journalism in the digital age and invests in the vitality of communities where the Knight brothers owned newspapers. Knight Foundation focuses on projects that promote community engagement and lead to transformational change.

Training Partner:

American Press Institute

The American Press Institute conducts research and training, convenes thought leaders and creates tools to help chart a path for journalism in the 21st century. The organization was founded in 1946 with the mission to help the news industry fulfill the purpose of the First Amendment – sustaining a free press in the public interest. That mission continues today.

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