Speakers at news:rewired – noise to signal, which was held at Thomson Reuters on Friday, shared numerous tips on tools that are of use to the data journalist.
Here we have picked out the 12 key tools recommended to help journalists develop their data stories.
9. OpenCalais: Thomson Reuters’ “rapidly growing toolkit of capabilities that allow you to readily incorporate state-of-the-art semantic functionality within your blog, content management system, website or application”. Tipster: Kevin Anderson;
11. Maths: “The best bit of your toolkit is understanding a bit of maths.” Tipster: James Ball;
12. Excel spreadsheets: Learn how to manipulate text in Excel. Tipster: Martin Stabe.