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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

Tip: Take note of this advice for investigating large data leaks

The success of the Paradise Papers highlights the importance of collaborative work and the value of computer technology

Posted by Caroline Scott on 16/11/17

Tip: These 9 newsletters can motivate you to get started with data storytelling

Looking for examples of data journalism projects or data visualisation?

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 01/11/17

Tip: Use these free training materials from ProPublica's Data Institute

The non-profit has published videos from the institute's coding classes, teaching HTML and CSS

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 26/10/17

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 29/09/17

In 2010, women were 'significantly underrepresented and misrepresented' in the media. Where are we now?

From the archives: Media diversity, lay-offs and data journalism emerging as a coveted skill

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 28/09/17

Tip: Check out this list of newsletters about data journalism

Subscribe to one of these nine newsletters to keep up to date with data storytelling

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 19/09/17

Tip: Remember these guidelines for good data journalism

Find the human story in the numbers and more tips for working with data

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 14/09/17

BBC opens applications for regional titles to take in reporters as part of the Local News Partnership

Under the agreement between BBC and the News Media Association, 150 reporters will be hired to improve coverage of councils and other local institutions

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 13/09/17

Tip: Advice for incorporating data skills into a journalism curriculum

Teaching a journalism degree without a separate course on data? Here's how to weave those skills into the programme

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 17/08/17

18 data sources for investigative journalists

Looking for data on who owns a company, government spending or political influence? Use these resources to get started

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 16/08/17

Throwback Thursday: Fake news troubles and data viz experiments

From the archives: What were media types discussing nine years ago and how does it compare to industry conversations today?

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 10/08/17

Tip: Here's why data and coding skills are in demand

You may have seen many newsroom jobs advertised for data journalists and developers, but why?

Posted by Catalina Albeanu on 04/08/17

How to use to collaborate on projects and datasets

This free tool allows you to split the workload with a team, create and collect datasets, and follow other data journalists

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 04/08/17

Why data journalism is a civic duty in developing countries

Data and investigative journalist Eva Constantaras explains how she builds data journalism teams in developing countries like India and Kenya

Posted by Caroline Scott on 18/07/17

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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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