Monthly Archive: October 2012

Great Temperatures for Data Harvesting


This chart shows the high temperatures seen at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in 2011, and was created using several techniques used by data journalists. The source of the high temperatures is; on the pages of each location, a “history/almanac” section displays information of weather conditions seen at that location in the past. Using this […]


Should Coding Be Added to the Journalists’ Program?


Yes, journalists should learn how to program. No, not every journalist should learn it right now -- just those who want to stay in the industry for another ten years.

— PBS Mediashift's Roland Legrand

A major topic of discussion in the journalism industry is whether journalists should be learning how to code. The discussion represents the digital age as well as the evolution of the field itself. While there are arguments both in favor of and against having journalists learning to program, it appears the general consensus is that […]


Walking for the White Cane Law

  • White Cane Walk 1 Alachua Lions Club President Don James welcomes everyone to the 2012 White Cane Walk.
  • White Cane Walk 7 Lions Club member Orien Hills guides Jack Varnon along during the White Cane Walk.
  • White Cane Walk 9 Alachua Lions Club member Patti Breedlove guides blindfolded Boy Scout Everett Melvin along the White Cane Walk.

Every year for the past 12 years, the City of Alachua chapter of the Lions Club holds the White Cane Walk – an event aimed at raising awareness of Florida’s White Cane Laws. These laws require drivers to yield the right of way when a visually impaired person with a guide dog or a white […]