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As the Big Data Era Arrives, It Pays To Remember What Data Journalism Is

Data and journalism are natural bedfellows: without information we’d be lost. But has this creation of a sub-discipline that calls itself ‘data journalism’ helped or hindered the profession’s embrace of the digital era? In researching data…

//October 15 / 2018 //read more

The Blockchain and Journalism: Saviour or Snake Oil?

We are currently in a phase of seeing in blockchain, the ledger technology that underpins cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, the solution to problems in nearly every industry. There is something alluring about a technology that is so easy to…

//July 26 / 2018 //read more

Journalists are mobile warriors: we should upgrade our kit

  I’ve been a nomad worker for some time. And I’m shocked at how few journalists seem to be prepared for mobile working. So I thought I’d offer a few tips. If you can afford it, buy your own equipment. I’ve been buying my own laptop…

//July 18 / 2018 //read more

Guide #3: Best Practices for Data Journalism

To be clear, data journalism does not replace traditional journalism, but rather complements and enhances what journalists have been doing for centuries. How to use this guide if you are a newsroom manager, editor or journalist? Is it fine…

//April 4 / 2018 //read more

The New Journalist

When automobiles were invented, a carriage driver might have thought that he just needed to learn a few new tricks to be able to make the shift from the reins to the wheel. In exactly that same way, many reporters imagine that learning…

//November 8 / 2017 //read more

A New Era for Story-Telling

Probably most people sort of knew off-shore havens were being used to hide taxable fortunes, to pillage national treasuries, or to receive bribes for sold consciences.   However, when the Panama Papers stories connected names to bank…

//July 26 / 2016 //read more

Local media should connect people with information, not just report news

The old formula of a news outlet simply providing objective news is out-of-date.

//July 22 / 2014 //read more

Data-driven journalism: The process to transform raw data into stories

Tow Center for Digital Journalism released an extensive report “The Art and Science of Data-Driven Journalism“ …

//June 9 / 2014 //read more

Journalists are more negative about their work

Six in 10 journalists say that journalism in the U.S. is going in the wrong direction.

//May 9 / 2014 //read more

Reddit tests live-reporting tool

Reddit is testing a new feature that allows users to create and update live blogs about breaking news events such as the recent uprising in Ukraine or the war in Syria — a move that could be a valuable addition to the cause of “open-source…

//February 27 / 2014 //read more