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Bill Bennett


Finding stories in spreadsheets

This post is mainly for journalists and those who are interested in how we work.

I purchased Paul Bradshaw’s Scraping for Journalists book last year. I won’t say it changed my life, there’s little call for data journalism in New Zealand and even less interest from publishers willing to pay for the work. And yet I’ve found myself using lessons from this book in my work.

it’s more than a primer, it’s a textbook and an operator’s manual. You learn all the technicalities of finding stories in spreadsheets. It’s also good value after I paid for the book, the publisher sent around half a dozen updates at no extra cost.



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