Cool tools and apps for watchdogs

  • Event: 2017 Portland (ME) Watchdog Workshop
  • Speaker: Sharon Machlis of International Data Group
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Oct. 14 at 2:00pm
  • Location: Gannett Hall
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

So many digital apps and tools, so little time to figure out which ones are truly valuable. This session will filter out the noise and focus on proven tools for crunching data, visualizing information, and tracking your research and reporting.

Speaker Bios

  • Sharon has been finding ways to marry computers and journalism ever since creating her first dial-up bulletin board system. She's written about technology for the Middlesex News and Computerworld, where she won an ASBPE national gold award for investigative reporting. She is currently Director of Editorial Data & Analytics at IDG ... and somewhat obsessed with R. Her book Practical R for Mass Communication & Journalism should be out within a year. @sharon000

Related Tipsheets

  • Cool tools and apps for watchdogs
    Veteran reporter and editor Sharon Machlis shares pages of links to help you find the tools you need. From wrangling and visualizing data to keeping track of it all.