Data journalism

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

Tip: How to become a data journalist

What skills do you need to be trawling through public datasets in pursuit of a story for a living?

Posted by Jacob Granger on 07/02/20

Bloomberg Media invests in climate reporting, launches new brand

Bloomberg Green will produce global and solutions-focused coverage on a topic often weighed down by 'depressing' statistics

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 27/01/20

'Conscious commissioning': what The Times learned from deep analysis of its journalism

From reducing wire content by 20 per cent to training business reporters in visual storytelling, the news brand has made some bold, data-driven changes to its editorial

Posted by Jacob Granger on 23/01/20

How to find under-reported topics that readers actually pay attention to

The best editorial decisions are often based on data. A new tool, Currents, helps publishers identify which content audiences are searching for and engaging with

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 06/01/20

Data journalism meets podcast: how Reach turns databases into human stories

The North in Numbers podcast is a new series of data-led interviews that shows there is a personal story to be told in every large database. The tricky part is to ensure listeners do not get information overload

Posted by Jacob Granger on 13/12/19

Tip: Learn to organise a data journalism team

Follow this step-by-step guide to building an efficient data reporting unit that can translate complex stories to your audience and visualise findings in an accessible way

Posted by Daniel Green on 11/12/19

Using artificial intelligence to grow audience engagement during breaking news

Both national and regional newsdesks can benefit from using tools like NewsWhip and Dataminr to respond quicker to unfolding events — but what does this mean for the accuracy of their journalism?

Posted by Ekta Khanchandani and Julett Pineda on 06/12/19

Tip: Ten resources for data journalists

Get some inspiration for your next data-driven investigation with these tools and pointers

Posted by Jacob Granger on 03/12/19

Lessons from Culture Trip's content engagement strategy for addressing user needs

The travel media startup has found success in understanding what audiences are searching for and commissioning content based on that data — but what does this mean for news organisations?

Posted by Delmar Terblanche on 27/11/19

Weekly journalism news update: design thinking, mobile journalism for local news and UK data units

Pushed for time? Catch up with the weekly media news coverage from

Posted by Daniel Green on 22/11/19

BBC Shared Data Unit inspires data journalism teams across the UK to collaborate on public interest stories

As the training scheme returns for 2020, Newsquest and JPI Media journalists are learning new data skills to better serve their local communities

Posted by Jacob Granger on 21/11/19

Dmitry Shishkin, chief content officer of Culture Trip, on converting subscribers, evergreen content and automated commissioning

Ahead of the Newsrewired conference, Shishkin talks about what news publishers can learn from his career change into the world of travel content and production

Posted by Jacob Granger on 13/11/19

AI-powered journalism: a time-saver or an accident waiting to happen?

'Automated journalism' generates news faster and in more detail than ever before, but it also gives rise to bias and erroneous reporting

Posted by Daniel Green on 11/11/19

"Artificial intelligence is not the future - it is happening right now"

Cardiff University is introducing a new module to prepare journalism students for working with AI tools while teaching critical thinking to ward them off over-relying on machine learning

Posted by Amy Batt and Jacob Granger on 11/11/19

Keynote speaker Dmitry Shishkin, chief content officer at Culture Trip, joins Newsrewired

Join us on 27 November in London to learn how to leverage data, automation and machine learning to engage with your audience

Posted by Marcela Kunova on 04/11/19

How can news organisations drive reader habits?

Here are three main takeaways from the Digital Media Summit around experimenting with news products that make audience come back for more

Posted by Mary-Katharine Phillips on 25/10/19

The state of information in global newsrooms: tools and tech on the rise, but digital not the answer to everything

A new report by the International Center for Journalists shows that although the number of journalists using social media verification tools has doubled in two years, newsrooms still lack tech specialists

Posted by Jacob Granger on 17/10/19

Q&A: Lyndsey Jones, executive editor at the Financial Times on what you will need to succeed in the newsroom of the 2020

Ahead of the Newsrewired conference, Jones talks about how the publisher is preparing its reporters for the new decade and what it takes to make your newsroom thrive in the digital age

Posted by Jacob Granger on 30/09/19

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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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