Data journalism

Q&A: Lyndsey Jones, executive editor at the Financial Times on what you will need to succeed in the newsroom of the 2020

Ahead of the Newsrewired conference, Jones talks about how the publisher is preparing its reporters for the new decade and what it takes to make your newsroom thrive in the digital age

Posted by Jacob Granger on 30/09/19

Tool for journalists: Credder, for ranking credible and non-credible articles

This new Google Chrome plug-in allows news readers to rate pieces of journalism out of five and give the reasons why - producing a 'mould vs gold' leaderboard of journalists and news outlets

Posted by Jacob Granger on 25/09/19

Tip: Set up a data unit in your newsroom

Use these five tips on how to teach yourself and others to get going with data journalism

Posted by Jacob Granger on 23/09/19

Get ready for the newsroom of 2020

Wondering what journalism may look like in the next decade? What data skills or foreign languages you may need to learn? Join us at Newsrewired to find out

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 20/09/19

Weekly journalism news update: citizen journalism, tackling misinformation and Google algorithms

Pushed for time? Catch up with the weekly media news coverage from

Posted by Daniel Green on 13/09/19

10 free sources of data on the media industry

These research hubs will help you understand the latest trends in the news sector, social media and more

Posted by Jacob Granger on 11/09/19

New grassroots group aims to bridge the gap between tech and newsrooms

Hack the Press helps journalists understand technology through expert talks and hands-on experience of creating new tools

Posted by Daniel Green on 10/09/19

'Speculative journalism': why telling fictionalised stories can help us understand reality

Climate statistics are alarming but hard to grasp. So 'climate fiction' tries to do what science news struggles with - make readers picture the future

Posted by Daniel Green on 22/08/19

A journalist's guide to open-source tools

Here are some best picks for audio transcription and content verification - all for free

Posted by Jacob Granger on 04/07/19

The Economist uses sports coverage to grow its audience

The business publisher took advantage of the lack of data-driven sports reporting in the UK to reach new readers and generate subscriptions

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 02/07/19

Newsrooms that do not personalise content are missing out on 'vital' opportunities to grow

New survey found that while most journalists fear for the future of the industry, we are still not doing enough to make the profession sustainable

Posted by Daniel Green on 01/07/19

Robot journalists revive hyperlocal communities left behind by declining regional media

“In most cases, the choice is not between a well-written text by a human journalist, or an automated article produced by a robot. The choice is between a robot text, or no text at all”

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 24/06/19

Can user rating help news brands regain audience trust?

Publishers scrutinise their website traffic and clicks but rarely look at why readers lose trust and stop engaging with their content. US startup Credder may have a solution

Posted by Jacob Granger on 21/06/19

The impact of AI on journalism and democracy

Can algorithms help us foster democracy and quality journalism? Krishna Bharat, creator of Google News, certainly thinks so

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 20/06/19

Tip: Eight ways to use spreadsheets for data journalism

Use these handy tips to get the numbers right and have more time for focusing on your story

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 10/06/19

The Economist is using interactive data-driven Stories to widen its Instagram community

The publisher has built a 3.4m following on the social media platform by using weekly news quizzes, native content and now multi-poll features

Posted by Jacob Granger on 06/06/19

How BBC Good Food used voice search analytics to cook up its first Alexa skill

Use of voice devices is on the rise but it is still hard to publish on smart speakers (and not only because consumers cannot pronounce 'quinoa')

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 05/06/19

The Times employs an AI-powered 'digital butler' JAMES to serve personalised news

The publisher uses machine learning to grow loyal audience by delivering editorial content in the right format, time and place

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 24/05/19

Facial recognition, subtitling automation and datasets: how Sky News uses AI to unburden journalists

Automated tools can help reporters with mind-numbing tasks and create value from producing more content which can offset initial costs

Posted by Jacob Granger on 14/05/19

Pros and cons of using augmented reality in the newsroom

When covering vast topics, such as climate change, AR can help readers picture the reality within their familiar surroundings. But not everything is meant to be seen in 3D

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 08/05/19

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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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