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Andrew Chavez, director of digital media at the TCU Schieffer School of Journalism, showcases tools that can be used by reporters to display documents and data on the Web.

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  • 1. Andrew ChavezAssociate Director, Texas Center for Community JournalismDirector of Digital Media, TCU Schieffer School of Journalism
    Displaying Public Information

2. Sharing Documents
For large document sets, documents that need notations:Document Cloud: DocumentCloud.org
For spreadsheets, PDFs and PowerPoint documents:Google Docs: Docs.Google.com
3. Cleaning Data
For large data sets:Google Refine: Code.Google.com/p/Google-Refine
4. Charts
For small data sets:Google Docs: Docs.Google.com
Powerful, but often hard to use:Google ChartTool: ImageChartEditor.AppSpot.com
For large data sets:Google Fusion Tables: Tables.GoogleLabs.com
5. Easy Mapping
Super easy, not so powerful:Google Map Builder: Maps.Google.com > My Maps
Not-so-easy but oh-so-powerful:Click2Map.com
For large data sets:Google Fusion Tables: Tables.GoogleLabs.com
6. Fun with Words
Word Clouds:Wordle.net
Everything else:IBM Many Eyes: Just Google it
7. Contact me
Email A.CHAVEZ@TCU.EDU
Phone 817.257.4647
Twitter @ADCHAVEZ
Facebook FACEBOOK.COM/ANDREW.CHAVEZ
LinkedIn LINKEDIN.COM/IN/ANDREWCHAVEZ