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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

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

Many newsrooms have data teams but few reporters have formal data training, study finds

Initial results of the first Global Data Journalism survey, studying and analysing the current state of data journalism in newsrooms internationally, were released this week

Posted by Caroline Scott on 07/07/17

Tip: Bookmark these examples of using data in video storytelling

Fed up of text? Here's how to use data for multimedia stories

Posted by Caroline Scott on 03/07/17

Tool for journalists: Enigma Public, for finding and analysing public datasets

This free platform lets users explore public datasets to find the information they need for their next project or investigation

Posted by Caroline Scott on 21/06/17

The Bureau Local held a hack day in five cities to investigate voter power ahead of the UK election

'We're in this era when people read numbers and notice a disconnect, so how does that actually affect their individual lives and those of various communities?'

Posted by Mădălina Ciobanu on 14/06/17

Tip: Advice for making use of hyperlocal data journalism

How can data journalism become a bigger part of local reporting?

Posted by Jessica Graf on 02/06/17

Tip: Bookmark this advice to get started with data journalism

Check out this advice for everything from managing spreadsheets to collecting and cleaning data

Posted by Jessica Graf on 28/04/17

Tip: Remember this advice for understanding the origin of data used in your reporting

Many people take statistics, pie charts and other data sources at face value, but how can you make sure the information included is reliable?

Posted by Jessica Graf on 31/03/17

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

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

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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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