Journalism Workshops


Fee or Cheap Tools for Journalists



Batch Geo:

Create google maps from your address lists. It accepts addresses, intersections, cities, states, and postal codes.


Create map and timeline interface of event or historical. (ex.

Data Visualization

Many Eyes:
A free site where anyone can upload, visualize, and discuss data. It is an experiment created by the Visual Communication Lab. (ex.

HighCharts: java script (Programing Required)
A charting library written in pure JavaScript, offering intuitive, interactive charts to your web site or web application. Highcharts currently supports line, spline, area, areaspline, column, bar, pie and scatter chart types. (ex. | )

Google chart tools: (Programing Required)
This gallery provides a variety of charts that are optimized to address your data visualization needs. These charts are based on pure HTML5/SVG technology (adopting VML for old IE versions), so no plugins are required. Adding these charts to a page can be done in a few simples steps.

Time Glider:

Timeline Verite:

If you can edit a Google Doc you can build this. (ex. | doc:

Visual Presentation

Google Sketchup:
Google’s simple 3D drawing software. (ex of warehouse usage:

Capture your world in 3D: Shoot wraparound panoramas or full “synths”, share them with friends, and publish them to Bing. (ex.

Collage storytelling of video, photos and text. ( ex. | )


Social Interaction 



And don’t forget that phone in your pocket!

A Special thanks to some of my favorite people who have already compiled great lists. Please see their more comprehensive lists. I just choose a few to highlight for this talk.