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Covering issues

Coronavirus coverage: giving a voice to the vulnerable with data on your side

From The New York Times to the Associated Press and ProPublica, journalist Sherry Ricchiardi explores how journalists can tell stories about the impact COVID-19 is having on society's most marginalised groups.

Covering issues

Mastering data for better business journalism

From handling projections and estimates to navigating company reports, veteran journalist Erik Sherman explains how to use data to tell more understandable and accessible business stories.

Covering issues

Reporting beyond the case numbers: How to brainstorm COVID-19 data story ideas

While many journalists around the world report the daily infection rate and death toll of COVID-19, audiences are seeking other stories that show the impact of the virus on their lives. How can journalists tell those wider stories with data?

Case studies

Simulating a pandemic

The most-read piece on The Washington Post's website visualised how pandemics like COVID-19 spread and how social distancing can flatten the curve. We explore the impact of the simulations and how graphics reporter Harry Stevens did it.

Data 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 unspoken rules of visualisation

Designers often follow a set of strict conventions when creating visualisations. Kaiser Fung examines the fundamental rules of data visualisation, why they are important, and when it is okay to break them.

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.

Data visualisation

Ethics

Designing data visualisations with empathy

How do you get audience members, much less the journalists presenting a story, to walk a mile in the shoes of a dot? Or a bar chart? P. Kim Bui provides three approaches for achieving empathy in data visualisations.

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.

Data 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 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.

Data visualisation

Ethics

Designing data visualisations with empathy

How do you get audience members, much less the journalists presenting a story, to walk a mile in the shoes of a dot? Or a bar chart? P. Kim Bui provides three approaches for achieving empathy in data visualisations.

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Detailed courses and expert interviews for all workflow levels

Quality journalism
Countering hate speech

Julia Mozer

Video course
Fundamental search for journalists

Vincent Ryan

Coding
Python for journalists

Winny de Jong

Best practices
When to hire a data journalist

Winny de Jong

Data analysis
Going Viral Using Social Media Analytics

Stijn Debrouwere

Coding
Python for journalists

Winny de Jong

Covering issues
Doing Journalism with Data: First Steps, Skills and Tools

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

Data collection
Cleaning Data in Excel

Maarten Lambrechts

Video course
Fundamental search for journalists

Vincent Ryan

Data visualisation
Mapping for Journalists

Maarten Lambrechts

Data visualisation
Charting Tools for the Newsroom

Maarten Lambrechts

Coding
Python for journalists

Winny de Jong

Covering issues
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

Data analysis
Going Viral Using Social Media Analytics

Stijn Debrouwere

Data collection
Cleaning Data in Excel

Maarten Lambrechts

Best practices
When to hire a data journalist

Winny de Jong

Data visualisation
Mapping for Journalists

Maarten Lambrechts

Case studies
Verification: The Basics

Craig Silverman, Claire Wardle

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By Flor CK

"Hello. The resource https://data.art.blog/2019/04/27/datajournalism-com-python-for-journalists-notes/ specified is..."

"Thanks Winny! Very useful topic and a beautiful explanation. From Spain."

"Hey everyone. I’m Aituar from Kazakhstan. Thanks for this great opportunity and vital information about Hate..."

"Thank you Mr. Rogers. I learnt a lot of things. It help me the fact you add a lot of examples and everything is..."

"Hi Peace be on you Sir. I cannot see quiz here plz if someone."

"Where do I start the journey?"

"What a beatuful chance to know how Python is implemented in Data Journalism! Let`s start!"

"I watched this course video on VIMEO instead of on-site - will this be ok as course participation? Also, is it..."

"Thank you Vincent for this course."

"Thank you for this article - it made me inspired. I'm a synesthete (seeing colours and shapes of touch, music,..."

"I've gained so much insight as a data-journalism enthusiast after reading this article. I'm really looking forward..."

"Thank you for bringing this to our attention Tiberio. The resources are updated."

"Thank you very much for this course! Straight to the point and simple, It's helped me for revising and consolidate..."

"Fantastic Newsletter issue. Thanks for providing all this for free."

"Hi, the dates in my excel are in format dd Month year. For example 12 december 2004. How can I transform in 12/12/2004?"

"What a great infographic! I am amazed. I have never saw an infographic, which is colourful and informative about the..."

"Hi Maarten, the data.mil website doesn't work anymore, so I can't find the right dataset. Is it possible you upload..."

"hier steht gar nicht, wer den Artikel geschrieben hat, er war es: http://www.nickdiakopoulos.com/publications/"

"I would really like to tell you how amazing these lessons are! I've found them really useful. (Hello from Russia)."

"What about the countries of the conflicts wars internal like Libya?"

"Everyblock seems to be run down by new owner Nextdoor"

"For a social bookmarking site, I'd suggest https://tagpacker.com Before delicious.com was retired and became a..."

"Hi, the site of Data.mil is closed. Where can I get the same dataset?"

"Where can students find the quizzes that accompany the lectures?"

"You make essential points for writers coming to data journalism. (Also, you provide analytic specialist with..."

"I am Wajahat Ullah from Pakistan. I am student of journalism and Mass communication at AWKUM."

"Hi Sir ..i m very very Excited"

"Thank You Sir. Its really very amazing subject."

"This was an excellent module! Thank you. I only wish I could see a few minutes introductory into editing the..."

"Instead of trying to verify the authenticity of said video (or anything else), we should first ask ourselves if..."

"For whoever interested on learning about Chartbuilder please note that Quartz is no longer developing or supporting..."

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