Carolina Data Desk

About

Who are we

Carolina Data Desk is an organization committed to giving journalists more tools to tell data-driven stories in North Carolina. We do this by helping you through any step that you need assistance with in the data story writing process  — whether that is acquiring, cleaning, analyzing or presenting data.

Carolina Data Desk is a part of the Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media, which exists to support established and emerging local news organizations through applied research on economic sustainability and entrepreneurship as well as innovative news and digital product solutions.

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The Center is funded by grants from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and UNC’s Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost.

Contact Us

For more information, you can contact us during our office hours, 1-6 p.m. Monday through Friday. We are located in Reese News Lab in the School of Media and Journalism at UNC-Chapel Hill (at Carroll Hall). Our email is help@carolinadatadesk.org.

 

Latest Posts

Free Tools for Freelancers

Free Tools for Freelancers

Gathering, cleaning, and analyzing data can take some time, but it doesn’t need to be costly. Here are some of our favorite, free data tools.

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On Our Desk — March 3, 2017

On Our Desk — March 3, 2017

On Our Desk is a weekly round-up of national or North Carolina news outlets using data to tell stories in innovative ways. Here’s what inspired us this week.

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Replicating Voter Turnout Analysis at County Level

Replicating Voter Turnout Analysis at County Level

In a recent release, Democracy North Carolina analyzed voter turnout in the state in last November’s election among different demographic groups. In this post, we’ll see how you can replicate this analysis for your county.

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