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Tutorials

Tutorials show you how to use HTML, CSS, JavaScript and tools for data visualization, scraping and application development, all with journalistic examples.

CSS Video

Video

Follow along with videos that provide step-by-step training.

GitHub

Code Repository

Start with examples that are already coded for you and tweak to customize.


About CodeActually

CodeActually is a project developed by Cindy Royal as part of the Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University. Royal has been teaching journalism students Web design and data skills for more than a decade. She was one of the first academics to recognize the role of coding and data to telling interactive stories and has been working on introducing these concepts across journalism curriculum. She has spent the 2013-2014 year at Stanford observing the ways that programming is taught in computer science and isolating the Web development skills that journalists need. The CodeActually platform will provide the basics of programming delivered with journalistic examples, context and support.

This project is inspired by the excellent interactive data journalism work done by The New York Times, ProPublica, The Texas Tribune, WNYC, NPR and more. The goal is for more journalists to recognize the role of data in storytelling and to be able to apply these techniques.

CodeActually is supported in part by a sponsorship from Google.

CodeActually. You can code, actually.