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EgoWeb 2.0: a tool for social network analysis

By Chenyan Jia

If you are interested in using social network analysis to conduct research, you might want to explore this tool called EgoWeb 2.0 developed by David P. Kennedy.

Website Link: https://www.qualintitative.com/egoweb/
GitHub Link: https://github.com/qualintitative/egoweb
Install Instructions: https://www.qualintitative.com/wiki/doku.php/install

In order to use EgoWeb 2.0, the first step is to install AMPPS. Right now, EgoWeb 2.0 has upgraded its Mac version to 64-bit and works well in the latest Mac operating system. If you are Windows users, EgoWeb 2.0 functions well too.


  1. Allows researchers to use R to process data and provide baseline R codes
  2. Detailed instructions and updates


  1. Many installation steps (8-9 steps), including creating database and import database structure from SQL file
  2. Less intuitive than some other tools

Top websites for journalists interested in coding

By Chenyan Jia

GitHub: These codes are from IRE’s multi-day Python Bootcamp for journalists.



Jonathan Soma: A blog written by Professor Jonathan Soma from Columbia University’s Journalism School.


Professor Soma also has a website named investigate.ai.


Stack Overflow: The largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.


IPTC: Open standards for the news media


IRE (Investigative Reporters and Editors)


NICAR: The National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting maintains a library of federal databases, employs journalism students, and trains journalists in the practical skills of getting and analyzing electronic information.


DataJournalism: DataJournalism.com is created by the European Journalism Centre and supported by Google News Initiative. This website provides data journalists with free resources, materials, online video courses, and community forums. 


CodeActually: CodeActually is a blog-style website developed by Cindy Royal as part of the Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University