How I learned to take command of the command line: A journalist's guide to getting started

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Chris Keller of Los Angeles Times; AJ Vicens of Mother Jones; Jue Yang of CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
  • Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 6 at 10:10am
  • Location: M101
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

This hands-on session aims to help command line novices learn some basic commands that can help them every day, including navigating through directories, creating files and tools to look at and work with structured data. If you're familiar with grep and curl this will likely be review. We'll end by highlighting some command line libraries that are musts for reporters. and provide additional resources so participants can go deeper on their own.

Speaker Bios

  • Chris Keller is the Director of Graphics and Data Visualization for the Los Angeles Times. He joined The Times in 2017 and has held a variety of roles in various newsroom departments in his career. Prior to working at the Times, Keller was at KPPC, where his work on officer-involved shootings and California wildfires was recognized with multiple awards.  @ChrisLKellerLAT

  • AJ Vicens is a reporter at Mother Jones magazine, working out of Washington, D.C. He covers cybersecurity, national security, data, Puerto Rico, and the occasional odd tale related to UFOs. @AJVicens

  • Jue is the Technologist in Residence at CUNY J-School. She designs, develops, and teaches; she uses GitHub for websites and cake recipes alike.

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