At the intersection of data and journalism, lots can go wrong. It’s possible that while your story is true, it’s also wrong. New York Times data journalist Robert Gebeloff shares his tactics to avoid that: how not to publish a true but wrong story ever again.
Recent events have shown that traditional journalistic practices might not be working as effectively as they used to. As such, here are a few additions to the Five “W”s that will surely come in handy for today’s journalists.
Must read: why were there no skeptical, investigative, quantitative journalists decades ago?
The newspaper has been getting serious about the graphs its produces. This article covers some of the changes the newsroom made: different tools (D3!), more mobile, graphics made for social media, and a monthly column on charts.
Belgium data journalist Maarten Lambrechts shares his thoughts on why explorables are the future, and what makes an explorable explanation great.
“There are a bunch of skills needed in building news apps, but at the most abstract level they fall into three buckets: Code, Design, and Journalism. Recruit people who have at least two of those skills and be willing to teach them the third.” Demand journalism skills, and the willingness to learn and other tips for new hires for your data journalism team.
Though this article discusses the kinds of people you meet in newsrooms going digital, it could have described the kinds of people you meet in newsrooms embracing data: the Natives, the Naturals, the Collaborators, and the Fearful. Whatever happens, you don’t want to be among the Fearful – fear is a bad advisor.
Three experts in data-driven news talk about the importance of cross border collaborations ahead of GEN’s Data Journalism Unconference.
How do you transform data into a story? “The data is the starting point. You then have to do the shoe-leather reporting to find the human story in the statistics”, says Paul Steiger, founder and executive chairman of ProPublica. An interview about Propublica’s success and its roots.
Do you listen to data podcasts already? If not, you should. Hit the ground running with this list of the best data podcasts out there covering either visualizations, data journalism or the work done by data journalists.