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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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…