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Tip: Bookmark these tools for collaborating on investigative projects

The Bureau Local has compiled a spreadsheet of more than 50 resources

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 10/04/18

Tip: Take note of this advice for collaborating on data journalism projects

Get to know people's technical and interpersonal skills before you start working together on a project

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 22/03/18

Tip: Check out these data and interactive journalism resources from NICAR 2018

Missed out on this year's NICAR? Catch up on the coverage using these resources

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 13/03/18

New automated tool at Reuters helps its 'cybernetic newsrooms' find stories in data

Launched today, Lynx Insight was developed after a consultation with journalists and helps surface facts and newsworthy items from the newswire's data

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 12/03/18

Tip: How to get started with data journalism in a small newsroom

Build up skills through workshops or by collaborating with data journalists in other newsrooms

Posted by Vanessa Kress on 09/03/18

Bureau Local announces fund to support local reporting from journalists and members of the public

Successful applicants will receive up to £5,000, as well as support from the Bureau Local's team and network, to work on their stories

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 22/02/18

Tip: Recommendations for working with inconsistent data

Parts of your data might be inconsistent, missing or have a problematic structure – here's how to deal with it

Posted by Vanessa Kress on 20/02/18

Tool for journalists: Flourish, for creating data visualisations without coding

Haven't yet learned to code? Use this free tool to increase the quality and quantity of your visual and interactive output

Posted by Caroline Scott on 19/02/18

Tip: How to tell stories using small data sets

An impactful story can come from combining and analysing multiple smaller data sets, as opposed to focusing just on big data

Posted by Vanessa Kress on 16/02/18

One day, 5 cities, 160 people: Inside the Bureau Local's investigation into local budgets

'I think the important part for us to bring to this community gathering is that journalism isn't about the what, it's about the why'

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 13/02/18

Tip: Check out this guide for getting started with investigative data journalism

Here's how to start and structure a data journalism story

Posted by Vanessa Kress on 09/02/18

Medicamentalia shines a light on global access to health through collaborative data journalism

The third part of the project, exploring access to contraceptives and the factors influencing it, is due to be published later this month

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 08/02/18

How the Bureau Local collaborated with more than 160 people in five UK cities to investigate local budget proposals

'You can commit an act of journalism by sitting through and helping out with whatever skillset you have, because you're trying to unearth something that's important and relevant to people in your community'

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 07/02/18

Tip: How journalists can find and visualise sports data

Sports data is often more granular, and subject to intense scrutiny from devoted fans

Posted by Vanessa Kress on 05/02/18

Tip: How to search ICIJ's Offshore Leaks Database by location

The database contains more than 680,000 entities from 55 jurisdictions

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 22/01/18

Tip: Here's how to get started with data journalism

Check out these tips for working on data-driven stories and the skills you need for the job

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 10/01/18

In the UK, data journalism and investigations are getting more local

The second Data Journalism UK conference made it clear that publishers across the country are looking to produce more locally-minded data stories, thanks to initiatives like the BBC Shared Data Unit and Bureau Local

Posted by Steve Carufel on 07/12/17

Tip: Open this data journalism advent calendar throughout December

The Journocode community is providing data journalism resources throughout the month

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 01/12/17

Tip: Check out these recommendations for improving your data visualisations

Remember these eight tips to ensure your data viz is both clear and appealing to the audience

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 29/11/17

10 key principles for data-driven storytelling

Don't overwhelm your audience, make information relatable and digestible, and more advice for journalists working with data

Posted by Damian Radcliffe on 28/11/17

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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 Journalism.co.uk - 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 Journalism.co.uk - data journalism inspiration

A Storify by Mindy McAdams featuring data journalism examples

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 3 April 2012

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