Where journalism meets data

Need to learn new data skills, increase your data journalism knowledge or advance your career?

section figure

Our original Long Reads, written by the best data experts

Data visualisation

Data visualisation by hand: drawing data for your next story

Learn to use data in a creative and inventive way through hand-drawing data visualisations. Dr Amelia McNamara explains how in her latest article.

Case studies

Best practices

Making numbers louder: telling data stories with sound

Sonification is all around us. But how can journalists take advantage of it for data storytelling? Miriam Quick and Duncan Geere take us through some compelling examples of how to bring data sonification into your reporting.

Data collection

The promise of Wikidata

Wikidata can be a useful resource for journalists digging for data on a deadline. Monika Sengul-Jones explains the joy and perils of using the searchable data trove for your next story.

Resources

Privacy Day 2021: what journalists need to know

Are you doing enough to protect your data? For Privacy Day 2021, we asked a panel of cybersecurity and privacy experts to share their best tips and tools for helping journalists stay safe online.

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.

section figure

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

Learn data journalism through the power of community

Join the other 9,000 members to participate in our community, to exchange ideas and stay up-to-date with the latest on data journalism.

section figure

"Great, this is very insightful and eye opener. Excellent presentations, Thanks Mr. Rogers."

"Hi, Glad to be here and eager to learn more rub minds."

"Hi! I am starting the course and you use Anaconda as virtualenv. I use to use pipenv or virtualenv. Are they the..."

"Hi Winny, Marvelous course. Thanks for it."

"This is so awesome! Really great professor. He explains everything in very simple manner."

"Hi Winny, your videos are helping me a lot in this new area of coding, in this module in a special way, because..."

"Hello, I'm Gayathri from India."

"Amazing and interesting course. I learn a lot of new things in it. Thanks very much Maarten Lambrechts!!!"

"Same here. The version installed is Zurich"

"Really, really good. I learn a lot of new things to apply in my job. Thanks."

"What an amazing, interesting and useful course. Thank you, Maarten Lambrechts."

"Excellent Martin - learnt a lot - you explain very well. Thank you"

"Hello everybody. I want to congratulate all of you for this amazing, insighful and enlightening course. All the best."

"Great introduction! Awesome to see how simple and yet effective this tutorial is :)"

"Absolutely helpful, Maarten. Thanks for this marvelous course."

"I'm having a problem: Whenever I try to run the df = pd.read_csv('results.csv') command, I get the error below. I..."

"Great beginning!"

"Hi Vincent. I tried searching for flourish.studio/newsroom but it says the page doesn't exist. Any advice on how to..."

"The biggest problem is, especially in developing countries, that the huge part of civil society is not developed..."

"Hi Winny, I have tried to perform web scraping on two different websites but not successful. The error is "list..."

"Thank you for sharing the list of investigation tools! This is fantastic. As a Canadian living in Montreal, I'm a..."

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

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

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

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

"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..."

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

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

"Thank you Vincent for this course."

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

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

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

"Hi Sir ..i m very very Excited"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"I'm having a problem: Whenever I try to run the df = pd.read_csv('results.csv') command, I get the error below. I..."

"Hi Winny, Marvelous course. Thanks for it."

"Hi! I am starting the course and you use Anaconda as virtualenv. I use to use pipenv or virtualenv. Are they the..."

"Hello, I'm Gayathri from India."

"Hi, Glad to be here and eager to learn more rub minds."

"Excellent Martin - learnt a lot - you explain very well. Thank you"

"Hi Winny, your videos are helping me a lot in this new area of coding, in this module in a special way, because..."

"Hi Winny, I have tried to perform web scraping on two different websites but not successful. The error is "list..."

"Absolutely helpful, Maarten. Thanks for this marvelous course."

"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..."

"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."

"This is so awesome! Really great professor. He explains everything in very simple manner."

"Hello everybody. I want to congratulate all of you for this amazing, insighful and enlightening course. All the best."

"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."

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

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

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

"The biggest problem is, especially in developing countries, that the huge part of civil society is not developed..."

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

"Great introduction! Awesome to see how simple and yet effective this tutorial is :)"

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

"Same here. The version installed is Zurich"

"Amazing and interesting course. I learn a lot of new things in it. Thanks very much Maarten Lambrechts!!!"

"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..."

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

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

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

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

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

"Hi Sir ..i m very very Excited"

"Great, this is very insightful and eye opener. Excellent presentations, Thanks Mr. Rogers."

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

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

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

"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..."

"Thank you for sharing the list of investigation tools! This is fantastic. As a Canadian living in Montreal, I'm a..."

"Hi Vincent. I tried searching for flourish.studio/newsroom but it says the page doesn't exist. Any advice on how to..."

"Great beginning!"

"What an amazing, interesting and useful course. Thank you, Maarten Lambrechts."

"Really, really good. I learn a lot of new things to apply in my job. Thanks."

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

15.500+

Registered data journalism students, from all over the world

27+

Over 27 hours of quality free video courses to watch and follow

50+

50 hours of reading material, including 5 Handbooks and Long Reads

192

Content from contributors and experts in their field