Practical R for Mass Communication and Journalism

Practical R for Mass Communication and Journalism

Practical R for Mass Communication and Journalism

Do you want to use R to tell stories? This book was written for you―whether you already know some R or have never coded before.

Most R texts focus only on programming or statistical theory. Practical R for Mass Communication and Journalism gives you ideas, tools, and techniques for incorporating data and visualizations into your narratives.

You’ll see step by step how to:

  • Analyze airport flight delays, restaurant inspections, and election results
  • Map bank locations, median incomes, and new voting districts
  • Compare campaign contributions to final election results
  • Extract data from PDFs
  • Whip messy data into shape for analysis
  • Scrape data from a website
  • Create graphics ranging from simple, static charts to interactive visualizations for the Web

If you work or plan to work in a newsroom, government office, non-profit policy organization, or PR office, Practical R for Mass Communication and Journalism will help you use R in your world.

This book has a companion website with code, links to additional resources, and searchable tables by function and task.





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