data journalism

"Every journalist should be able to build a simple data visualisation."

Liliana Bounegru leads the European Journalism Centre’s data journalism (DJ) projects. She talks for about her work to help journalists adopt DJ, as well as theoretical work in the field.

Why datajournalists should try out new tools as often as humanly possible.

Every journalist can and should be a data journalist because data is almost always the underlying asset in any fact-based piece, says Nicolas Kayser-Bril, a data journalism expert, for

He defines himself as an information architect. He teaches journalists the skills of data driven journalism. We asked Mirko Lorenz about the future of data journalism, its introduction into newsrooms and learning the skills.

“The Web is a visual medium and the journalists who can demonstrate a command of the visual, text and data story forms will emerge as the leaders of the next generation of top editors”, says Robb Montgomery, an international consultant devoted to digital journalism strategies and data journalism.

Paul Bradshaw lectures at two British universities and he is the author of the popular Online Journalism Blog and books targeting journalists, including one on data scraping. He talks about data driven journalism for

Data journalism is expensive. Here is a quick guide that will show you how you can tell your boss that your latest data project brought in cash to the company’s books - and that you justly deserve a raise!

Crowdsourcing, a portmanteau word made of crowd and outsourcing, means distributing tasks to a group of people. It can be a very cost-effective way to collect and process information. It can also be an utter failure, resulting in thousand of wasted man-hours, if not prepared carefully.

A key issue for all media organizations around the world is the loss of exclusivity combined with a democratization of publishing technology. Can data help?


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