Data journalism

Tip: How to find good news in data

Data stories often focus on tragedies and failures. But what if we married data and solutions journalism?

Posted by Nathan Clarke on 22/02/21

UK parliament told the media needs greater covid-19 data transparency

Trust in the media is declining as the public is growing sceptical of politicians but audiences are still hungry for coronavirus statistics. A select committee hears that news organisations should not need to rely on leaks to satisfy this demand

Posted by Jacob Granger on 20/01/21

Coronavirus, statistical chaos and the news, one year on

How have UK newsrooms risen to the many challenges posed by covid-19 and its chaotic statistics?

Posted by An Nguyen on 15/01/21

Tip: Seven storytelling angles to spruce up your data journalism

Learn how appealing visuals can capture the reader’s attention and help them dive deep into your story

Posted by Zi Wang on 12/01/21

Ed Conway, economics editor at Sky News, on data and AR in the US election coverage

The race to the White House will be decided in some key battleground states. Sky News is planning a night of augmented reality visuals and county-level statistics to keep audiences up to date

Posted by Jacob Granger on 29/10/20

"Mass customisation" of neighbourhood data can help hyperlocal news become more sustainable

US non-profit media organisation Crosstown lowered the costs of producing local news by maximising the use of public datasets on crime, traffic and coronavirus figures

Posted by Jacob Granger on 30/09/20

World News Day: seven stand-out pieces of journalism in 2020

From the pandemic to the Black Lives Matter movement and the climate emergency, this year has been full of twists and turns. celebrates quality reporting on what matters to our communities

Posted by Jacob Granger on 28/09/20

Tip: Make covid-19 data more accessible to readers

Create graphs and charts on the coronavirus pandemic in a way that can be easily understood

Posted by Ellie Smitherman on 30/07/20

Need data for your next story? This tool can get you the stats before the official figures are out

Here is how Sky News reporters sift through search traffic and social media trends to find new story leads

Posted by Jacob Granger on 29/07/20

Six journalism podcasts to listen to while in lockdown

Need a new distraction or source of inspiration? Here are some best picks from dramatic investigative series to in-depth interview shows

Posted by Jacob Granger on 30/03/20

IDA, Microsoft’s new AI-powered tool, helps journalists collaborate on large datasets

Finding one name in a sea of scanned documents or a video footage takes a lot of legwork. This new tool can speed up the process and supercharge collaborative data investigations

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 10/02/20

Tip: How to become a data journalist

What skills do you need to be trawling through public datasets in pursuit of a story for a living?

Posted by Jacob Granger on 07/02/20

Bloomberg Media invests in climate reporting, launches new brand

Bloomberg Green will produce global and solutions-focused coverage on a topic often weighed down by 'depressing' statistics

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 27/01/20

'Conscious commissioning': what The Times learned from deep analysis of its journalism

From reducing wire content by 20 per cent to training business reporters in visual storytelling, the news brand has made some bold, data-driven changes to its editorial

Posted by Jacob Granger on 23/01/20

How to find under-reported topics that readers actually pay attention to

The best editorial decisions are often based on data. A new tool, Currents, helps publishers identify which content audiences are searching for and engaging with

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 06/01/20

Annie Gouk, data journalist at Reach plc, on turning databases into human stories

The North in Numbers podcast is a new series of data-led interviews that shows there is a personal story to be told in every large database. The tricky part is to ensure listeners do not get information overload

Posted by Jacob Granger on 13/12/19

Tip: Learn to organise a data journalism team

Follow this step-by-step guide to building an efficient data reporting unit that can translate complex stories to your audience and visualise findings in an accessible way

Posted by Daniel Green on 11/12/19

Using artificial intelligence to grow audience engagement during breaking news

Both national and regional newsdesks can benefit from using tools like NewsWhip and Dataminr to respond quicker to unfolding events — but what does this mean for the accuracy of their journalism?

Posted by Ekta Khanchandani and Julett Pineda on 06/12/19

Tip: Ten resources for data journalists

Get some inspiration for your next data-driven investigation with these tools and pointers

Posted by Jacob Granger on 03/12/19

Lessons from Culture Trip's content engagement strategy for addressing user needs

The travel media startup has found success in understanding what audiences are searching for and commissioning content based on that data — but what does this mean for news organisations?

Posted by Delmar Terblanche on 27/11/19

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From our editors' blog

Five key courses for journalists in September

We are organising courses in data journalism, iPhone reporting, open data for journalists and creating a buzz on social media

Posted by Sarah Marshall on 31 July 2013

#ijf13: Data journalism pointers and Excel starter tips

Some tips on using Excel for journalistic research

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 24 April 2013

#PPAdigital: Paul Bradshaw's five principles of data management

Journalism academic Paul Bradshaw sets out principles for using data for journalism or for analysing audience data for commercial purposes

Posted by Sarah Marshall on 26 September 2012

Tool of the week for journalists: Datawrapper, for quick data visualisations

A data journalism visualisation tool as recommended by Simon Rogers of the Guardian's Datastore

Posted by Sarah Marshall on 29 June 2012

Data journalism competition open to entries

The Knight News Challenge has entered its second phase and is now accepting applications concerned with the 'collecting, processing and visualising of data'

Posted by Daniel Bentley on 31 May 2012

#GEN2012: 'Trolls' can become an asset in data journalism projects

The creator of a data-driven fact-checking tool for the French presidential election says data journalists should welcome having their own work fact-checked by readers - and says 'trolls' who question your methodology can become an asset

Posted by Paul McNally on 30 May 2012

#followjourn - @smfrogers Simon Rogers/data journalist

Who? Simon Rogers Where? Simon Rogers is editor of the Guardian Datablog and Datastore. Hear him speak about open data in this week’s podcast. Twitter? @smfrogers Just as we like to supply you with fresh and innovative tips, we are recommending journalists to follow online too. Recommended journalists can be from any sector of the [...]

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 4 May 2012

#Tip of the day from - interactive map tutorial for local election coverage

Any journalists reporting on the local elections may like to try out this interactive Google map tutorial for visualising council ward boundaries, on the Online Journalism Blog. The guide to creating a ward map was created by journalist Daniel Bentley. Tipster: Rachel McAthy If you have a tip you would like to submit to us [...]

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 3 May 2012

#ODCC - Open data and the 'new digital fields of exchange'

A round-up of some of the discussion held at the first open data cities conference in Brighton

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 20 April 2012

#Tip of the day from - data journalism inspiration

A Storify by Mindy McAdams featuring data journalism examples

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 3 April 2012

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