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How to: open a CSV file with Excel

(Image by r2hox/Flickr) CSV – comma separated values  – is a common format for datasets. Excel or the free spreadsheet software Google Sheets can open them easily and, in some cases, automatically. Open your CSV file with Excel. You will get a messy data set without format, but don’t panic: that is how a CSV should look like. Select …

What journalists need to know to fly a drone

Drones, also called unmanned aerial systems (UAS), can provide spectacular views for TV production otherwise unobtainable. The BBC has a team of operators especially trained to use drones. In a special BBC Academy Fusion session, members of this team explained what journalists should take into account when using drones in their stories. 1. A toy with CAA permission The control system …

5 ways journalists can use Google tools

Google organized a free workshop on 14 December 2015 in Birmingham focused on how journalists can use technology to improve and complement their stories. This is a summary of some tips Google News Lab’s Matt Cooke gave during the event. You can read more about the event using the hashtag #DNRoadShow. 1. Putting ourselves in …