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Three lessons in extracting stories from data and social media

Data journalism and sourcing contacts on social media has proven to be a valuable asset to journalists. However, searching through data or twitter for stories can be a daunting task, the news:rewired conference, in London today, was told.

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Five practical tips for using Facebook as a journalistic tool

Facebook claims 1.3 billion worldwide users and has 26 million active daily users in the UK – 22 million of whom use their mobile, checking it on average 14 times a day.

For journalists, it is vast source of content and contacts – and also a way of getting material to a wide audience and engage in conversation.

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How journalists are using Reddit to find and share stories

With thousands of active community groups on specialist subject areas, and a wealth of stories being shared, Reddit is a great tool for journalists – but there are rules and ethical issues, the news:rewired conference in London heard today.

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As it happened: The journalist’s social media toolbox

During this session of the news:rewired conference, in London today, Sarah Marshall, social media editor, EMEA, The Wall Street Journal, Richard Moynihan, social media editor, The Telegraph, and Richard Parboo, Livefyre, looked at the most important tools, tips and techniques for journalists using social media.

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As it happened: Spreadsheet skills – beyond the basics

This session of the news:rewired conference, in London today, featured a hands-on workshop to teach journalists how to find news in large, cluttered data sets.

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As it happened: Facebook for journalists

Karla Geci, head of media partnerships at Facebook, hosted this workshop at the news:rewired conference, in London today, on how journalists can make the most of the world’s most popular social network.

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Five techniques for finding data stories in spreadsheets

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John Burn-Murdoch, data journalist for the Financial Times, used the mid-afternoon session of the news:rewired conference, today in London, to provided a step-by-step masterclass on the crucial skills needed to extract stories from in spreadsheets using Google Docs.
Burn-Murdoch detailed five key techniques that can make spreadsheets your best friend when attempting to interpret data in Google Docs.
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Filtering and sorting fields in a spreadsheet allows you to narrow down your data to a pre-determined set of values, meaning that the data left is much ‘lighter’ and clearer, he said.
Simpler dataset are easier to …

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