Data journalism

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

19 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 26/08/21

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

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

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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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