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Technology to Cast a Scientific Lens on Storytelling

In the future, technology will cast a scientific lens on storytelling. Good storytelling won’t be done merely by honing an intuitive art. David Pescovitz, the storyteller and ponderer of things to come, predicts that pervasive data collection will change all that.

“Not only are people starting to tell their own stories, but things are starting to tell their own ...

Introducing freeDive: Searchable databases for everyone

KDMC at UC Berkeley is proud to announce the launch of freeDive, a simple way to make searchable databases for the web.

Can Quora Become a Useful Tool for Journalists?

Quora is an interesting combination of social network and knowledge base, optimized for finding answers to hard questions. But how useful is the site for working journalists?

Data, journalism and your career

What can a journalist do that provides high value to the news organization? What is the next tech skill that you can learn that will make you a "keeper" if there are more cutbacks? One answer to these questions is Data.

Protovis JavaScript Charts vs Google Gadgets

Can or should JavaScript data visualization libraries replace Google Gadgets?

OC Register Immigration Series Springs from Census Data

Ron Campbell, an investigative reporter for The Orange County Register and a graduate of KDMC's April 2008 Technology Tools for Journalists Workshop, recently launched a four-part series on the impact of immigrants on the workforce.

The series, Immigrants and the California Economy, is based on a statistical analysis of four decades of census data. The first installment of the ...

Takahashi Wins Scholarship to Poynter Programming Workshop

Congratulations to Corey Takahashi (Mar '10 and May '09) on receiving a scholarship from Hacks/Hackers to attend The Poynter Institute's workshop Programming for Journalists/Journalism for Programming

Takahashi, a Los Angeles-based independent journalist who attended the KDMC's Multimedia Reporting Workshop and the Web Publishing for Independent Journalists Workshop, has multiple works in play, including an interactive multimedia ...