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Covering issues

Capturing racial justice protests with data

The use of verification tools and open source investigation techniques were essential in exposing police brutality, racism and the need for change.

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?

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.

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?

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

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

Video course
Fundamental search for journalists

Vincent Ryan

Data collection
Cleaning Data in Excel

Maarten Lambrechts

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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"Hi! An conda environment is a directory that contains a specific collection of conda packages that you have..."

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"Where do I start the journey?"

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"Hi Pascal, when I use the fiule you list above my system is very (very) slow. I've filtered on 1944 in the same way..."

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"Hi! Good Work! I was in a course of Python with a lot of videos, but could not understand nothing. Now, watching..."

"Right click on the entire column, click on 'Format Cells', go to 'Dates' and from there you can choose your..."

"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."

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"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."

"Great lessons! I am learning more than in my university with this professionals. I am really excited with them. It's..."

"Hi, similar data is found here: https://data.world/datamil/world-war-ii-thor-data. It holds bombings of the entire world"

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

"Hi Sir ..i m very very Excited"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Have you lost hope after contacting several hackers to help you with hacking job and get ripped off your money??..."

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

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

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

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

"Great Insights about data scraping! They're very helpful. Here is a blog I would love to..."

"Realizing that Reality is not what we make of it, the job for all human adults is to strive to make things clear..."

"Dear Erik, thank you for your detailed article, authentic voice, understandable. I am Magda from Greece and i have a..."

"Predictive analytics has grown in popularity in the healthcare and medical research communities but perhaps nothing..."

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

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