Corruption in public spending is a problem in many countries around the world. Elvis, the data platform – not the singer, visualises European pubic spending data also known as procurement data or tender data to help journalists find fishy relationships between governments and companies.
Where to start if you’re new to data journalism? Sure, you should probably start with a story, but then what? Nowadays there are so many tools available, it can be… Read More
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?
As a reporter your world is full of data, which is full of problems. This guide presents thorough descriptions and suggested solutions to many of the kinds of problems that you will encounter when working with data.
“If someone cannot explain something in plain English, then we should question whether they really do themselves understand what they profess.”
Economist Tim Harford has identified the habit of some politicians to keep “bullshitting”. The Guardian is happy to present a guide for spotting dodgy statistics.
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.