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Data Journalism

Newspapers need to invest in data analysis

More and more publishers move from a “tracking” mentality that simply states what audience does to concentrate on what any such insight would imply for journalism and business of journalism. Newsrooms need to adopt the kind of…

//October 19 / 2013 //read more

Making the business case for data journalism

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.…

//March 15 / 2013 //read more

Visual journalism is ‘not just for the big boys’

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…

//December 14 / 2012 //read more

Required Reading: QR codes in Kenya, data journalism resource in Russian and changes to Facebook pages

In this week’s edition of required reading, we’ll do a brief round-up of important stories affecting media around the world plus a couple of must reads for publishers and editors including changes to Facebook’s promoted posts and how it…

//October 19 / 2012 //read more

How to create an audience survey using a Google form

Digital journalism has opened up new opportunities to gather information from your audience. It can add to your journalism and develop a closer, more loyal relationship with your audience. In the first of a series, we’ll look at how you…

//October 3 / 2012 //read more

Apps that create fact-checkers and data experts out of your audience

At a recent MIT-Knight Centre conference, several innovative apps, and future apps, were brought up that ease the work of using data for journalists and bring data journalism and fact-checking directly into the hands of the audience. We…

//July 12 / 2012 //read more

Brazil holds first newspaper-backed hacker marathon

On June 23, the Brazilian newspaper Estado de S. Paulo will sponsor the first hacking marathon in Brazil. It was the first time that a media organisation in Brazil will support such an event. Hackathons or hackdays bring together…

//June 22 / 2012 //read more

Data journalism: Tools, examples and techniques

Data journalism is one of the hottest topics in journalism right now, and Knowledge Bridge editor Kevin Anderson has just given a talk about this emerging trend and how it can help news organisations find new stories using publicly…

//May 18 / 2012 //read more