Data journalism is evolving quickly beyond its roots as a way to analyse numbers and create charts into entirely new ways to tell stories incorporating images, video and text. The results are impressive but the process can seem daunting. We look at ways to justify the effort and build a business case for developing these types of projects.
by Kevin Anderson on February 19, 2013
A start-up in South Africa, Paperight, shows how technology can help bring books and, potentially, long-form investigative and magazine journalism to wider audiences by using the web and copy shops in the country and elsewhere.
Major news organisations like The Guardian, The New York Times and The BBC are breaking new ground with data-driven visual journalism, but digital editor Paul Rowland, who works at a regional news group in Wales, has shown that these innovative and engaging techniques are not just for huge international news organisations but can be created by local news groups too.