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A useful video for data journalism students

  A short post this time, but I just wanted to share a video that I have  found particularly useful with you. It’s from the BBC’s College of Journalism website, and is a recording...

Data Journalism Handbook: a review

As an aspiring data journalist, I was excited (and relieved) to flick through the new Data Journalism Handbook. The internet is awash with tutorials on visualising techniques and coding, but there’s a lack of...

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...

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...

How to find Data

This post is for people who are new to data sourcing, or interested in Data Journalism but unsure of where to begin. First, it is useful to start with an idea, question or hypothesis....

Infographics in sport: an interactive guide to Super Bowl history

Data journalism has enjoyed increasing exposure both within and without journalistic circles in recent years. One of the most visible examples of this has been the proliferation of infographics – a broad term covering...

How journalists can use Backbone to create data-driven projects

POYNTER – By Erik Hinton Single page apps are great solutions for data journalism. By offloading the complexity from backends and servers, journalists can build rich programs and graphics out of just Javascript, HTML and...

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