In an article entitled “College Has Gotten 12 Times More Expensive in One Generation“, Mother Jones has a bunch of graphs showing just how expensive it really has gotten to be a college student. As someone in college, I can attest to the cost and the mounting loan debt.
What’s up with the Air Force?
Data originally from Gallup’s Religion, Race and Same-Sex Marriage.
A friend asked me if I had heard of the R library called Swirl. I had not, so I looked it up. He knows that I want to learn R, and this seems like the perfect tool to make me sit down and do it. It lets you learn R, in the R Console. There are multiple interactive courses stored on github. Looks like a great tool, and I plan on trying it out soon.
I had high hopes for Al Jazeera America, so this story from the New York Times makes me very sad. I hope they can work out their difficulties.
There are plenty of resource lists for journalists and journalism students. I’ve decided to start compiling a meta-list of these resource lists. It can be found here.
There is a great list of resources about Small Data Journalism. It’s automatically generated from a Google Sheets document, which you can copy and use for yourself. Highly recommended if you’re interested in Data Journalism.
The list is available at SmallDataJournalism.com