Data journalism

The art of working with whistleblowers

As the EU passes new laws to protect those who report wrongdoing, veteran investigative journalists share their advice on collaborating with whistleblowers

Posted by Periklis Iakovidis/Marcela Kunova on 18/04/19

How international collaboration helps investigative journalists overcome challenges

From the Middle East to Asia, Europe and Latin America, investigative reporters are often fighting increasing censorship and threats with low-cost solutions and strong collaborative bonds

Posted by Daniel Green/Jacob Granger on 16/04/19

Asian news organisations bring the fight back to online threats and trolls

News websites Rappler in the Philippines and the Quint in India have found new ways to combat disinformation and defend free speech

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 12/04/19

US community journalists can learn about algorithms thanks to $100k AI ethics grant

New training helps journalists understand how algorithm-based decision-making affects immigrants and low-income communities and how to look for a story

Posted by Jacob Granger on 03/04/19

What happens when bots become editors?

Newsrooms across Northern Europe are building a loyal subscriber base thanks to automated content on sports, property and breaking news

Posted by Jacob Granger on 28/03/19

Slovakia’s first investigative journalism centre honours legacy of murdered reporter

Journalists from competing media joined forces to create the Investigative Centre of Jan Kuciak to continue uncovering international organised crime

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 20/03/19

Local Democracy Reporters supply 850 regional titles with public interest stories

A year after the launch, three strands of the BBC's Local News Partnership give regional newsrooms a lifeline in hard times

Posted by Jacob Granger on 13/02/19

Advice from ABC News: how to get started with satellite journalism

Mark Doman is at the heart of ABC News' satellite journalism. In this Q&A he runs through the essentials to using satellite imagery in investigations

Posted by Jacob Granger on 16/01/19

Quartz AI Studio launches an open-source platform to help journalists use machine learning

The US publisher offers reporters with no coding skills a set of free tools to help them write better data-driven stories

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 08/01/19

How Reuters uses robots to analyse data and humans to tell the stories

Reg Chua, executive director at Reuters, explains how the news agency's 'cybernetic newsroom' relies on the combined strenghts of machines and human journalists to create richer editorial for its audiences

Posted by Jacob Granger on 12/11/18

With local investigative journalism increasingly under threat, do we need new business models for news?

Something needs to change to sustain local democracy campaigns like #makethemcount says Megan Lucero, director of the Bureau Local, speaking at News Impact Summit Cardiff

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 25/10/18

The Economist's print edition launches a dedicated data journalism page for better visual storytelling

'Graphic detail' will publish stories through charts, maps and infographics in the newspaper

Posted by Caroline Scott on 23/10/18

'The greatest data project you’ve never heard of': inside the Yemen Data Project

The open-source initiative gathers unofficial data on air strikes, pushing for transparency on the Yemen conflict

Posted by Giulia Dessi on 23/10/18

How BBC Africa Eye used open-source tools to debunk myths around that video of murder in Cameroon

"We went back to the basics of journalism – where did it happen, when did it happen, and who was responsible?"

Posted by Caroline Scott on 19/10/18

POLITICO Europe launches Pro Intelligence platform to empower reporting on EU policies

A database of 24 million votes and 16,000 legislators allows professionals to keep tabs on EU policy and Brexit negotiations with the new premium service product

Posted by Marcela Kunova and Jacob Granger on 17/10/18

Tip: The best databases for enticing content

Bookmark these top data-rich sites for journalists

Posted by Beth Andralojc on 01/10/18

Need to catch up? Here's your weekly journalism news update

We discuss: Capital Gazette shootings, data journalism in Brazil, inside the BuzzFeed investigations unit, and 3 free apps for editing photographs on the go

Posted by Caroline Scott on 29/06/18

Data journalists, unite! How data journalism is evolving in Brazil

A growing community of data journalists, programmers and hackers put collaboration before competition to push authorities towards transparency

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 26/06/18

Data sharing is caring: BBC boosts local news output through its Shared Data Unit

The broadcaster brings together over 700 regional media outlets and helps them use data to tell local democracy stories

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 22/06/18

Need to catch up? Here's your weekly journalism news update

We discuss: Latest research from Ofcom, reporting mental illness responsibly,'s new blockchain tools, the BBC's Shared Data Unit Project and Scootercaster's work on wheels

Posted by Caroline Scott on 22/06/18

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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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