About

So you’re a DJ – digital journalist, that is – and because you’ll be spending the better part of your time with someone else’s data, compiled for purposes at some remove from your own, you’ll need to be able to remake the information blinking at you into something you can use. Spreadsheet Journalism tries to do two things – help bring you up to speed with some of Excel’s important capabilities, and point you at the story possibilities boxed inside the data.

A native New Yorker, Abbott Katz currently lives in London and bears a remarkable likeness to the photo secreted somewhere in this blog. He has taught and trained Excel in diverse settings on both sides of the Atlantic, and has authored two books on the application (Apress). He has in addition contributed variously-themed pieces to New York Newsday, the Times Higher Education, insidehighered.com and other publications, and has a doctorate in sociology from SUNY Stony Brook.

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4 Responses to “About”

  1. James Zhang August 22, 2012 at 2:46 am #

    I’ve been following this blog for a few weeks now and I have to say this is now one of my favorite reads each week. You break down the numbers to their true meaning as much as you can and it’s really great you show everyone how to do it in Excel on their own. I’m a fan, please keept it up!

    • Abbott Katz August 22, 2012 at 12:29 pm #

      Thanks much for the kind words and encouragement – I’m out there trying!

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