Do you need to estimate a crowd size at a large outdoor event such as a protest, parade, concert or other ticketless event? Then MapChecking.com is the tool for you. Developer Anthony Catel built this “mashup” tool with Google Maps that lets you designate an area on a map, estimate how many people fit per square meter and get a crowd estimate for that designated space. It’s great for fact-checking crowd estimates from the police or event organizers, who almost always inflate the numbers.
More training on Digital design and production:
Converting criminal justice coverage to social justice coverage
A conversation around how social justice storytelling can help humanize even the most tragic of stories and how we can ensure our reporting serves both our communities and our readership goals.
Covering retail and inflation
Learn how to use tools like Google Shopping, Keepa and CamelCamelCamel to track prices. Also: How to use the Consumer Price Index, use inflation calculators and other tools for tracking prices and fraudulent online sellers/reviewers.
Data visualization: InfoGram 201
Students will use datasets to build more advanced maps and single chart graphics.
Don’t count words. Make your words count.
Writing concise, to the point stories isn’t about cutting until you’re under the limit. It’s about writing the story with the right words and nothing more. We’ll talk about finding the one thing that will drive your story, how a zero draft can start you in the right place, the magic of reading aloud and the secret sauce of short yet authoritative writing (that one, as they say, may shock you).