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Over the past few months, Thunderdome Data Editor Tom Meagher has been chatting with journalists around the company about DocumentCloud and how it can help you turn that pile of papers under your desk into one hell of a story.
Recently, Tom sat down with the folks on our Michigan data team to chat about DocumentCloud and its killer features. We captured the demonstration in this video.
Did we whet your appetite? Dig into these resources to learn more about working with DocumentCloud.
- 5 Ways to use DocumentCloud for journalism
- Tips from IRE for using DocumentCloud
- InsideThunderdome’s live chat with DocumentCloud developer Ted Han and IRE training director Jaimi Dowdell
- Slide deck from Tom Meagher’s DocumentCloud demo
Have you used DocumentCloud for a story yet? We’d love to see what you’ve done with it. Leave us a comment or mention us on Twitter at @dfmdata.
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