Top 10 Most Tweeted Links from NICAR 2013
The annual US National Institute for Computer Assisted Reporting (NICAR) conference brings together hundreds of some of the most experienced data journalists, mainly US-based, and is packed with sessions where you can learn about the latest developments, tools and techniques in the field. Since I didn't make it to NICAR last week, I followed the most used conference hashtag, #NICAR13, to stay on top of the discussions. The abundance of sessions and presentations at NICAR makes it impossible for anyone to absorb everything that is being discussed, so here is a list of the most tweeted links from the conference, which might be useful to come back to. (Unfortunately I missed capturing tweets from the first day of the conference.)
The by far most popular link is Chrys Wu's Tools, Slides and Links from NICAR13, a long list of presentations, tutorials, software, tools, references and work samples discussed in the conference. The other top links are:
- Highlights from NICAR’s "Year in CAR" presentation by the Knight Lab
- Could you be a medallist? Find out with our brilliant retro interactive by the Guardian
- MuckRock, a tool which makes it easy to file Freedom of Information requests
- List of tipsheets and tutorials from the conference compiled by the organisers, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE)
- FOIA Machine, an alpha tool for automating FOIA requests
- Hadley Wickham's Data science for nerdy journalists/Introduction to R slides and code
- The picture of the thriving data journalism jobs board at NICAR
- Sisi Wei's slides from the "Let's make games for news" talk
- Beware of data - cautionary tips and tales of statistics, from the IRE conference blog.
Another list of highlights, curated by one of the conference participants, can be found on the Nieman Lab website.