Category: Journalism

How not to be wrong

Sketchnote of Gebeloffs talk by Phil Ninh

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.

8 tips to start a small data journalism team

“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.

How ProPublica produces investigative journalism that’s both high quality and sustainable

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.