Data journalism

How AI can help journalists track MPs financial interests

A new tool that uses generative AI to help analyse who pays members of the UK Parliament may soon be available to newsrooms

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 05/12/23

Four tools for journalists to try this summer

Put on your flip-flops, grab a piña colada, and explore these new tools for visual and audio storytelling

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 09/06/23

10 ways news organisations are covering the anniversary of the Russia-Ukraine War

How are newsrooms helping audiences play catch-up with one of the biggest - and grimmest - stories of our time?

Posted by Jacob Granger on 24/02/23

Pandemic and Russia-Ukraine war reporting show the value of data journalism

The State of Data Journalism survey found that accessing quality data is still hard but audience data literacy is increasing

Posted by Jacob Granger on 21/02/23

30 essential newsletters every journalist should read

Want to keep your finger on the pulse of the journalism industry? Look no further than these best picks for inbox roundups

Posted by Marcela Kunova and Jacob Granger on 02/02/23

Sky News and Tortoise create data project mapping the money in British politics

Westminster Accounts is a database that shows who funds - and thus influences - local politicians and the UK Parliament

Posted by Jacob Granger on 09/01/23

Tool for journalists: Omni Calculator, for fact-checking your maths

Next time you need to convert millions to billions or a distance into the number of chocolate bars, this website has you covered

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 20/10/22

10 free sources of data on the media industry

Understand the latest trends facing the news sector, social media and more - perfect for journalists, speakers and students alike

Posted by Jacob Granger on 23/08/22

Tip: Verifying information during war

Propaganda and the information war have always been key parts of conflicts but in our current era of regular and weaponised misinformation the truth becomes even harder to source

Posted by Olivia Crellin on 04/03/22

A decade in data journalism: what has changed?

Two authors talk about the journey of data reporting from a novelty discipline to an established field of journalism

Posted by Jacob Granger on 22/12/21

Ideas for innovating public interest news: The Australian Newsroom Mapping Project

The Public Interest Journalism Initiative has been tracking news deserts and new endeavours across the country to advance media policy and reform

Posted by Jacob Granger on 22/12/21

The Washington Post launches newsletter to help readers understand graphs and charts

"How To Read This Chart" is WaPo's latest weekly digest which seeks to make sense of the numbers shaping the news agenda

Posted by Jacob Granger on 16/12/21

Tip: Convey the scale of inequality using visualisation tools

GIJN provides tips on how to help audiences connect with the reality behind the data of economic disparity

Posted by Sage De-Hayes on 20/09/21

Tip: How to verify your data

Numbers can help illustrate a large-scale problem or raise awareness. But you always have to triple-check every piece of data you are planning to use

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 06/09/21

Data journalism: five ideas for more effective industry–academic collaboration

Closer relationships between journalists and academics could bring about a more data-savvy news industry

Posted by Damian Radcliffe and Seth Lewis on 19/08/21

Deepfakes, disinformation and detection: How can journalists know what is real?

AI experts and data journalists discuss what can be done to stop the spread of manipulated video and text

Posted by Katie Templeton-Knight on 16/06/21

How artificial intelligence can help solve journalism’s problems

Local and investigative journalists use AI-powered tools to save time and money and focus on what they do best: tell stories

Posted by Isobel McCarthy, Marcela Kunova on 26/05/21

Tip: Avoid common errors in data visualisation

Make sure you are presenting numbers and statistics correctly to your audience

Posted by Charlotte Burholt on 13/04/21

Tip: Bring data to life using sound

Get creative with statistic-heavy stories using data sonification

Posted by Emily Cole on 25/03/21

Tip: How to break into data journalism

You do not need a journalism degree to become a great data reporter

Posted by Ella Cotton on 12/03/21

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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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