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Data Journalism Handbook 2

Towards a Critical Data Practice

What is data journalism? What is it for? What might it do? What opportunities and limitations does it present? Who and what is involved in making and making sense of it? This book is a collaborative experiment responding to these and other questions.

Python for journalists

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Python for journalists

This course is meant for journalists looking to learn the most common uses of Python for data journalism. You'll learn how to set up Python and all related tools on your computer, clean up messy datasets, analyse data and scrape data.

When to hire a data journalist

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When to hire a data journalist

When should managing editors or freelance journalists think of bringing in a data-savy journalist? Data journalist Winny de Jong explains the common process and workflow of data-driven storytelling, and explains when to hire data knowledge.

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Our original Long Reads, written by the best data experts

Best practices

Privacy and data leaks

From the Snowden revelations to the Panama Papers, reporters and editors face complex decisions when it comes to reporting on leaked data.

Analysis

Spreadsheets for journalism

Many journalists see themselves as “word people” and shy away from writing about numbers. Brant Houston shows how to embrace math with an overview of spreadsheets and functions for beginners.

Analysis

Putting data back into context

Data are never neutral ‘givens’, but always situated in a particular context, collected for a particular reason -- and it’s crucial that data journalists understand these.

Coding

Data journalism on the blockchain

When we talk about blockchain and journalism, the focus is often on trust and sustainability. But the technology also opens up a whole new world of data for journalists to explore.

Analysis

Putting data back into context

Data are never neutral ‘givens’, but always situated in a particular context, collected for a particular reason -- and it’s crucial that data journalists understand these.

Data visualisation

The essential lies in news maps

In order to display three-dimensional world we live in, journalists are forced to distort reality. And every map does so in its own way. Maarten Lambrechts looks at commonly used maps and how to avoid being misled by them.

Analysis

Spreadsheets for journalism

Many journalists see themselves as “word people” and shy away from writing about numbers. Brant Houston shows how to embrace math with an overview of spreadsheets and functions for beginners.

Coding

Data journalism on the blockchain

When we talk about blockchain and journalism, the focus is often on trust and sustainability. But the technology also opens up a whole new world of data for journalists to explore.

Data visualisation

The essential lies in news maps

In order to display three-dimensional world we live in, journalists are forced to distort reality. And every map does so in its own way. Maarten Lambrechts looks at commonly used maps and how to avoid being misled by them.

Analysis

Putting data back into context

Data are never neutral ‘givens’, but always situated in a particular context, collected for a particular reason -- and it’s crucial that data journalists understand these.

Analysis

Spreadsheets for journalism

Many journalists see themselves as “word people” and shy away from writing about numbers. Brant Houston shows how to embrace math with an overview of spreadsheets and functions for beginners.

Coding

Data journalism on the blockchain

When we talk about blockchain and journalism, the focus is often on trust and sustainability. But the technology also opens up a whole new world of data for journalists to explore.

Our Data Journalism Handbooks

Towards a Critical Data Practice

What is data journalism? What is it for? What might it do? What opportunities and limitations does it present? Who and what is involved in making and making sense of it?

Data Handbook 2 cover

The new edition of the Data Journalism Handbook explores new and innovative ways in which data is analysed, created and used in the context of journalism. And beyond that: it also reflects on the social, cultural, political and economic circumstances in which data journalism is embedded.

How journalists can use data to improve the news

When you combine the sheer scale and range of digital information now available with a journalist’s "nose for news" and her ability to tell a compelling story, a new world of possibility opens up. Explore the potential, limits, and applied uses of this new and fascinating field.

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This valuable handbook has attracted scores of contributors since the European Journalism Centre and the Open Knowledge Foundation launched the project at MozFest 2011. Through a collection of tips and techniques from leading journalists, professors, software developers, and data analysts, you’ll learn how data can be either the source of data journalism or a tool with which the story is told—or both.

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Detailed courses and expert interviews for all workflow levels

Coding
Python for journalists

Winny de Jong

Best practices
When to hire a data journalist

Winny de Jong

Analysis
Going Viral Using Social Media Analytics

Stijn Debrouwere

Data visualisation
Mapping for Journalists

Maarten Lambrechts

Data visualisation
Charting Tools for the Newsroom

Maarten Lambrechts

Coding
Python for journalists

Winny de Jong

Data journalism
Doing Journalism with Data: First Steps, Skills and Tools

Paul Bradshaw, Steve Doig, Simon Rogers, Nicolas Kayser-Bril, Alberto Cairo

Data visualisation
Charting Tools for the Newsroom

Maarten Lambrechts

Analysis
Going Viral Using Social Media Analytics

Stijn Debrouwere

Best practices
Bulletproof Data Journalism

Stijn Debrouwere

Data visualisation
Mapping for Journalists

Maarten Lambrechts

Coding
Python for journalists

Winny de Jong

Data journalism
Doing Journalism with Data: First Steps, Skills and Tools

Paul Bradshaw, Steve Doig, Simon Rogers, Nicolas Kayser-Bril, Alberto Cairo

Data visualisation
Charting Tools for the Newsroom

Maarten Lambrechts

Analysis
Going Viral Using Social Media Analytics

Stijn Debrouwere

Cleaning
Cleaning Data in Excel

Maarten Lambrechts

Data journalism
Google Search for Journalists

Nicholas Whitaker

Best practices
When to hire a data journalist

Winny de Jong

Data visualisation
Mapping for Journalists

Maarten Lambrechts

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Using data on the crime beat. Got any tips?

Career advice & Jobs

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Missing Link- Mapping for Journalists
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Python for journalists

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Clean Data
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Ethical dilemmas: share your experience!

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Missing links

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Data journalism general chat

Events for data-fans

Data journalism general chat

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[Issue #22] - Why we love journalistic databases

When to hire a data journalist

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