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Data Journalism Toolkit

Why Data Journalism is Important

After studying Data Journalism for a year at City University I have come to appreciate the importance of having the skillset to make the most out of numbers and statistics. Many aspiring journalists still...

VISUALISATION ANALYSIS #3

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/interactive/2012/mar/26/office-for-national-statistics-health Simon Rogers has published a fantastic interactive graphic for the Guardian Datastore that maps teenage pregnancy rates in England and Wales from 1998 to 2010. The visualisation shows the conception rate of under-eighteen...

Visualisation Analysis #2

Simon Rogers has created a visualisation showing death penalty statistics, country by country, for the Guardian Data Blog. http://bit.ly/hdFOpa http://bit.ly/hflX1V The visualisation uses a bubble graph on a map of the world to depict...

Visualisation Analysis #1

Following on from my earlier post exploring different ways to present data, I have decided to analyse two examples of visualisations from the Guardian Data Store. http://bit.ly/HsqsLf The first is a map of UK fuel...

How to do a good visualisation and why it’s important

Visualisations are an important tool when presenting data, and can be used to show patterns, correlations and the ‘big picture’. Ben Fry has said that visualisations ‘answer questions in a meaningful way that makes...

6 Data Journalism Blogs To Bookmark, Part 2

10,000 WORDS - By Elana Zak Editor’s Note: This is the second part of a post from 10,000 Words. Find the first one here which included the Guardian’s Data Blog, Pro Publica and your very...

The Data Journalism Handbook at #MozFest 2011 in London

The following post is from Jonathan Gray, Community Coordinator at the Open Knowledge Foundation. With the Mozilla Festival approaching fast, we’re getting really excited about getting stuck into drafting the Data Journalism Handbook, in a series of sessions run...

Data-Driven Journalism In A Box: what do you think needs to be in it?

The following post is from Liliana Bounegru (European Journalism Centre), Jonathan Gray (Open Knowledge Foundation), and Michelle Thorne (Mozilla), who are planning a Data-Driven Journalism in a Box session at the Mozilla Festival 2011, which...

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