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.
Over 800 journalists visited the Global investigative Journalism Conference (GIJC15) in Lillehammer, Norway. Story ideas, tools, techniques and best practices were shared. Journalist Morten Frich joined a session where the secret of succesful investigative journalism was revealed. The best part of it? Getting to truth and beauty only takes seven steps.
At the Hacks/Hackers meetup of last monday, I presented data journalism 101 with my OneWorld colleague Adriana. In case you missed it, make sure you never miss a meetup again: get yourself a meetup account, and join Hacks/Hackers Amsterdam. Below my slides and a short recap of the evening. For everyone there: thanks a lot! […]
Among this years Data Journalism Award nominees is – the national institute for strategic policy analysis in the fields of environment, nature and spatial planning. PBLs Anne Gerdien Prins: “The current tools offer the possibility to make scientific knowledge and data more accessible than paper reports do.”
Learn the 3 types of data collection Nicholas Felton uses to quantify every domain of his life to get the personal data needed for his annual reports.
Prior to the Data Journalism Awards ceremony I interviewed some of the DJA nominees. Looking back I noticed most interviewees mentioned the same keys to succes. I’d like to share the three lessons they’ve taught me: Data journalism is just journalism Don’t let the ‘data’ in data journalism scare you: ultimately both data journalists and […]