Tag: nicar

by Joe Germuska

First and foremost: Thanks to our early users for helping us make [PANDA](http://www.pbs.org/idealab/2011/08/panda-aims-to-make-data-analysis-easier-for-journalists-and-well-be-at-ona237.html) better! At the [NICAR conference](http://www.pbs.org/idealab/2012/02/journo-coders-take-nicar-12-to-a-whole-new-level059.html) in St. Louis, we helped almost two dozen PANDA servers enter the world in less than an hour. We’re hoping this is a sign that we’ve made PANDA easy enough for many newsrooms to install. Plus, our [...] more »

by Jonathan Stray

Overview is a project to create an open-source document-mining system for investigative journalists and other curious people. We’ve written before about the goals of the project, and we’re developing some new technology, but mostly we’re stealing it from other fields. The following are some of the best ideas we saw in 2011, the data-mining work [...] more »