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Interactive Dynamics for Visual Analysis: A taxonomy of tools that support the fluent and flexible use of visualizations

Worth taking the time to embrace the tech talk for a deeper understanding of how to tell compelling stories through data. Or at least talk to partners who can do it with you.

Project Vote Smart

Providing “unbiased information on over 40,000 candidates and officials,” Project Vote Smart is an independent source tracking those “who govern or those who wish to replace those who do.”

David Herzog's Open Missouri project delivers the state's largest independent directory of government databases, with tips to help empower citizens, journalists and communities.


A collection of tools for Web scraping, data mining and visualization.

Public Eye Northwest

Ferreting out important public data, in partnership with The Seattle Times, PEN "captures and translates into plain language...information that would otherwise slip through the cracks."


The purpose of Data.Seattle.Gov is to increase public access to high value, machine-readable datasets generated by various departments of Seattle City Government.” Source: Data.Seattle.Gov

Seattle Public Library Fuels Seattle’s News and Information Ecosystem

Marsha Iverson is the King County Library’s public relations specialist. Iverson outlines how libraries offer valuable data, and access to top notch fact checking, as a free service available to all news and information producers.

New Media Landscape; Matt Rosenberg’s Take on Building Credibility

Matt Rosenberg offers how news sites are accelerating their support base by creating a connection with readers, building a community and establishing partnerships.
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