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Amanda Cox: bringing facts to the people

USAFacts Midterms Map The latest episode of the Data Journalism Podcast is out today, with an interview with Amanda Cox — Head of Special Data Projects at USAFacts, an unrivaled source of public data. She’s also an established data journalist and former editor of the NYT’s Upshot data journalism section. As the winner of multiple … Continue reading

How Axios brings smart brevity to data journalism

Axios has spearheaded ‘smart brevity‘, but how does that apply to data journalism and data visualisation? Alberto and Simon chat with the team that makes it happen: Danielle Alberti, Jacque Schrag and Will Chase about how they work and what makes a project ‘Axios’.  You can check out the midterms project the team worked on with Google Trends data here.  Here … Continue reading

New episode: Inside the New York Times Graphics Team

Archie Tse is the Graphics Director at The New York Times. He has been at The Times since 1995, and has pioneered graphics reporting, often in person – especially after 9/11, traveling to Iraq to cover the US invasion, and reporting on the capture of Saddam Hussein. He is even credited by some with being an early adopter … Continue reading

Data journalism for the people! Ben Welsh and MaryJo Webster on the state of local data journalism

How do you make data journalism that matters to people about where they live? In the latest Data Journalism Podcast, Alberto and Simon explore local data journalism with two of the leading practitioners of the field. MaryJo Webster is the data editor for the Star Tribune in Minneapolis and has devoted herself to training data journalists. Ben Welsh is the … Continue reading

2021 in data journalism: Scott Klein on how ProPublica does it, plus our favourite projects of the year

Scott Klein leads the teams at ProPublica that work at the intersection of journalism and technology. He is also co-founder of DocumentCloud, a service that helps news organizations search, manage and present their source documents. He sits on the board of the Muckrock Foundation. In our latest Data Journalism podcast episode, Scott, Alberto and Simon chat … Continue reading

The weight of words (and data)

This is the introduction I wrote to a new book from the excellent data team at Paris Match, published in French. Check out the project here. What’s in a word? Quite a lot, as it turns out. The fortunes of a political campaign can turn with a single word. The right ones can propel a … Continue reading

Visual journalism gallery: images from the world’s best newsrooms and designers

Journalism hasn’t been ‘just’ words for some time — and there’s a phrase for one strand: ‘Visual Journalism’. I’ve written one of the pieces in a new book from Gestalten which provides a detailed (and beautiful) look at the field, combining images and text. But the real stars are the visuals. Here’s a selection. Visual Journalism on Amazon

Documenting Hate: gathering data where there is none

Data journalism has to do one important thing to prove its worth: it has to matter.  And providing data where there is none is a key part of that role. This is where Documenting Hate comes in. The project, which includes a number of different news organisations and journalists, is designed to change that by collecting, … Continue reading

How is the world searching for the US Presidential Election? A Data Visualisation from the Google News Lab.

The US Presidential election is not just being watched in America. From Indiana to India, each development is being intently followed by people across the globe. Those people are also searching about the election online — and that’s whereworldpotus.com comes in. Along with Accurat, a design group headed by Gabriele Rossi, Simone Quadri and Giorgia Lupi (of … Continue reading

Chart: A data journalism workflow – translated into different languages

The Data Journalism workflow was originally designed by Guardian graphic artist Mark McCormick to illustrate our work on the Datablog. It’s since found its way into talks, presentations and the Data Journalism Handbook. Now it’s been translated by reporters around the world. This is all I’ve found so far – have you seen more (and … Continue reading

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