This article discusses the kinds of people you meet in newsrooms going digital, but it’s equally true for newsrooms embracing data. You’ll always find some Natives, Naturals, Collaborators, and Fearfuls. Whatever happens, you don’t want to be among the Fearful – fear is a bad advisor. Focus on the good side of innovation, and embrace it in your own pace.
Three experts in data-driven news talk about the importance of cross border collaborations ahead of GEN’s Data Journalism Unconference: “”International collaborations, particularly in investigative reporting, represent a way to handle large data dumps at a time when resources are scarce.”
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… Read More
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:… Read More
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… Read More