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The 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?

Produced by European Journalism Centre and Google News Initiative

Skill level
  • Accounting for Methods in Data Journalism: Spreadsheets, Scripts and Programming Notebooks 16 min Expert
  • Ways of Doing Transparency in Data Journalism n/a Coming soon
  • Data Journalism: What's Feminism Got to Do With It? n/a Coming soon
  • Making Algorithms Work for Reporting n/a Coming soon
  • Coding in the Newsroom n/a Coming soon
  • Computational Reasoning at Full Fact and Urbs Media n/a Coming soon
  • Data Methods in Journalism n/a Coming soon
  • Exploring Relationships with Graph Databases n/a Coming soon
  • Text as Data: Finding Stories in Corpora n/a Coming soon
  • Online Devices and their Research Affordances for Data Investigations n/a Coming soon
  • How ICIJ Deals with Huge Data Dumps like the Panama and Paradise Papers n/a Coming soon
  • Archiving Data Journalism 7 min Intermediate
  • Data Journalism’s Entanglements with Civic Tech 6 min Expert
  • Data Feudalism: How Platform Journalism and the Gig Economy Shape Cross-Border Investigative Networks n/a Coming soon
  • Data Journalism in the Newsroom n/a Coming soon
  • Data Journalism Culture n/a Coming soon
  • Organising Cross-Border Data Journalism Initiatives: Case Studies in Africa n/a Coming soon
  • A Decade of Data Journalism: 2009-2019 n/a Coming soon
  • Open Source Coding Practices in Data Journalism n/a Coming soon
  • Data Journalism and Gender n/a Coming soon
  • The #ddj Hashtag – Eunice Au (GIJN) and Marc Smith (Connected Action) n/a Coming soon
  • Data-Driven Editorial? Considerations for Working with Audience Metrics n/a Coming soon
  • Data Journalism By, About and For Marginalised Communities 9 min Intermediate
  • Teaching Data Journalism at Universities in the United States n/a Coming soon
  • Data Journalism MOOCs in Turkey n/a Coming soon
  • Hackathons and Bootcamps in Kyrgyzstan: Reflections on Training Data Journalists in Central Asia n/a Coming soon
  • Data Journalism, Digital Universalism and Innovation in the Periphery n/a Coming soon

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The Data Journalism Handbook

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.