Data journalism

Norwegian weekly newspaper Kommunal Rapport uses data journalism to build its digital presence

Since 2010, the title has increased its turnover by 40 per cent as a result of transforming into a digital-first news outlet

Posted by Caroline Scott on 22/03/17

Tip: Bookmark this list of data journalism resources from NICAR

Here's a list of presentations, tutorials and tools mentioned at the 2017 NICAR conference

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 15/03/17

Tip: 18 ways to make data visualisations more mobile-friendly

Check out this list of tips from WSJ and FT at's newsrewired conference

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 20/02/17

Finding stories in data: Intermediate Excel skills for digging deeper

One-day course: Learn powerful spreadsheet analysis skills for everyday data-driven reporting

Posted by on 09/02/17

Survey: Journalists can now have their say on access to UK Government data

How do you use data from and how could the process be improved?

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 11/01/17

Tip: How a Washington Post reporter mapped American infrastructure

Tim Meko explained the workflow he used to create the maps in an interview with Storybench

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 15/12/16

Tip: How to get started with scraping data

Learn a sought after skill with this helpful how-to guide

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 12/12/16

Making data stories more personal: Highlights from Data Journalism UK

The first edition of Data Journalism UK discussed the current landscape of data journalism in the UK and what journalists can do to make data stories more engaging

Posted by Benjamin Cooley on 29/11/16

Tip: 6 pointers for effective data visualisations from Google

Check out this advice to help you create captivating data stories

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 24/11/16

Training courses for February's newsrewired are now available

The newsrewired training day on 9 February takes a look at finding stories in data, what makes a video succeed, and how to build communities online

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 07/11/16

'The story doesn't end with a spreadsheet' – Advice for journalists working with data

How can reporters avoid the dangers of working with data?

Posted by Caroline Scott on 04/11/16

How reporters can overcome the challenges of working with data

Highlights from the Big Data: Dangers on Journalism's New Frontline panel at the 2016 Kurt Schork Awards

Posted by Caroline Scott on 01/11/16

Investigation tips from two student journalists who worked on Panama Papers

Research skills, collaboration and including a human element in the story are all essential when working on a data journalism investigation

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 18/10/16

How journalism students helped on the Panama Papers investigation

Data skills matter, but guidance, collaboration and a genuine interest in the topic you're investigating are key

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 11/10/16

Get with the program: The benefits of coding skills in the newsroom

Learning HTML, CSS and JavaScript may not be glamorous, but programming knowledge can help you engage audiences in different ways

Posted by Caroline Scott on 30/09/16

Advice from FT and WSJ for getting started with interactive graphics

What coding and data skills should you learn to be able to create interactives?

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 27/09/16

How to get started with interactive data journalism

Journalists from The Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal explain what basic data journalism skills are needed before tackling interactive graphics

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 13/09/16

Tip: Bookmark this list of common mistakes to avoid when working with data

Overestimating the meaning of your information is just one of the mistakes you are prone to make in data reporting

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 06/09/16

#Rio2016: 7 data stories and interactives from the first week of the Olympic Games

How are news outlets making the most of the abundance of data available about the Olympics?

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 12/08/16

How Google's Digital News Initiative is evolving

'A lot of the problems people are trying to solve in the news ecosystem are common across organisations and borders, so we encourage people to be collaborative'

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 11/08/16

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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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