Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas: Data journalism self-directed course in Spanish now available after MOOC reaches thousands of journalists around the world

Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas: Data journalism self-directed course in Spanish now available after MOOC reaches thousands of journalists around the world. “‘Introduction to data journalism: How to find and process large volumes of information’ is now available to take for free, at any time, as a self-directed course on the JournalismCourses.org online platform. The course was originally offered as a massive open online course (MOOC) from July 19 to Aug. 15 and attracted more than 4,100 students. “

From Florence to the machines: the evolution of data journalism – in pictures (The Guardian)

The Guardian: From Florence to the machines: the evolution of data journalism – in pictures. “Data-driven journalism has become as ubiquitous as hand-sanitiser during the COVID-19 pandemic, but its roots go back to before germ theory. This resource looks at the history of data journalism, and how changing trends in reporting and technology have fuelled its expansion.”

Online Journalism Blog: “Don’t give me more data — give me a story.” AJ Labs’ Mohammed Haddad on spotlighting human driven data journalism

Online Journalism Blog: “Don’t give me more data — give me a story.” AJ Labs’ Mohammed Haddad on spotlighting human driven data journalism. “Mohammed Haddad joined Al Jazeera just as the Egyptian revolution began to unfold in 2011. Since then he has been behind some of Al Jazeera’s most prolific data stories, covering everything from UN General Assembly voting to mapping India and China’s disputed borders. And, while many of the issues Al Jazeera covers are deeply complex, AJ Labs often help to explain such narratives using data journalism. The key is to avoid overcomplicating the charts, says Mohammed.”

InsideSources: InsideSources Presents New Searchable COVID Database For Citizens, Journalists

InsideSources: InsideSources Presents New Searchable COVID Database For Citizens, Journalists. “InsideSources presents the ‘COVID-19 Accountability Library,’ a free, searchable database of hundreds of thousands of unique data points on the COVID-19 pandemic. These statements, quotes and comments come from prominent American and international figures. And they are all easily searched in this new online library.”

3 more angles most often used to tell data stories: explorers, relationships and bad data stories (Online Journalism Blog)

Online Journalism Blog: 3 more angles most often used to tell data stories: explorers, relationships and bad data stories . “Yesterday I wrote the first of a two-part series on the 7 angles that are used to tell stories about data. In this second part I finish the list with a look at the three less common angles: those stories focusing on relationships; angles that focus on the data itself — its absence, poor quality, or existence — and exploratory stories that often provide an opportunity to get to the grips with the data itself.”

Online Journalism Blog: Here are the angles journalists use most often to tell the stories in data

Online Journalism Blog: Here are the angles journalists use most often to tell the stories in data. “In my data journalism teaching and training I often talk about common types of stories that can be found in datasets — so I thought I would take 100 pieces of data journalism and analyse them to see if it was possible to identify how often each of those story angles is used. I found that there are actually broadly seven core data story angles. Many incorporate other angles as secondary dimensions in the storytelling (a change story might go on to talk about the scale of something, for example), but all the data journalism stories I looked at took one of these as its lead.”

NiemanLab: Are you a local reporter doing data-heavy coronavirus reporting? This service will check your stats for free

NiemanLab: Are you a local reporter doing data-heavy coronavirus reporting? This service will check your stats for free. “Coronavirus reporting is profoundly driven by numbers. Tests administered, cases diagnosed, deaths attributed; doubling speed, growth curves, R0; county data, state data, national data. It’s a lot. And as efforts to collect and organize this data — released under different standards and methods from jurisdiction to jurisdiction — have shown, the numbers don’t always say what you think they say.”

GIJN’s Data Journalism Top 10: Weird Maps, ‘Out of Control’ Airbnb, Augmented Reality Graphics, Russian Doctors, Brazilian Data (Global Investigative Journalism Network)

Global Investigative Journalism Network: GIJN’s Data Journalism Top 10: Weird Maps, ‘Out of Control’ Airbnb, Augmented Reality Graphics, Russian Doctors, Brazilian Data. “What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from February 17 to 23 finds geographer Tim Wallace collecting some amusingly unusual maps, The Guardian analyzing the effect of Airbnb on home ownership in Great Britain, and former Ogilvy & Mather chief creative officer Tham Khai Meng sharing how a Japanese newspaper utilized augmented reality to animate graphics.”

NHK World Japan: Data journalism is helping restore faith in media in South Korea

NHK World Japan: Data journalism is helping restore faith in media in South Korea. “TV networks, newspapers, and news sites have in recent years had to contend with drastic changes in the media landscape. The dissemination of vast amounts of false information has damaged public trust in news outlets. But some experts say the way to combat this erosion in trust is by reporting with a purely empirical focus. One method of doing so is data journalism, or reporting based on the analysis of data released by governments, corporations, and other bodies. In South Korea, it has become increasingly wide-spread.”

Hongkiat: How to Improve Writing Quality with Data Storytelling

Hongkiat: How to Improve Writing Quality with Data Storytelling. “In our interconnected, globalized world, there’s a more significant need than ever for the kind of human connection and understanding that storytelling can convey. New technologies such as the big data revolution, data visualization, and data analytics tools allow us to raise the quality of our stories by backing them up with relevant data.” Ends abruptly — will there be a part 2?

Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas: Learn to do data journalism and visualization using free tools in new trilingual MOOC; Register now

Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas: Learn to do data journalism and visualization using free tools in new trilingual MOOC; Register now. “In its biggest and most thorough massive open online course (MOOC) to date, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas has teamed up with nine experts to teach students how to produce compelling stories using data and visualization.” The course will be available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Poynter: Data journalism solves big problems, but it’s an organizational mess. A new tool from the AP aims to fix that.

Poynter: Data journalism solves big problems, but it’s an organizational mess. A new tool from the AP aims to fix that. . “It sounds like an arcane, almost bureaucratic problem, but the structure of data journalism is often a Wild West in need of a lasso. Data journalists rely on multiple programming languages and countless processes and techniques to get their jobs done — rendering collaboration between newsrooms or even individual journalists an exercise in translation. It makes sense that the Associated Press, a newsroom that exists to work with other newsrooms, would want to solve this problem. Last week, the AP unveiled AP Datakit, a free and open source tool built to make it easier for newsrooms and journalists to collaborate on data journalism.”

FAQ: Books to read in preparation for doing a data journalism course (Online Journalism Blog)

Online Journalism Blog: FAQ: Books to read in preparation for doing a data journalism course. “This latest in the frequently asked questions series is an answer to an aspiring data journalism student who asks ‘Would you be able to direct me to any resources or text books that might help [prepare]?’ Here are some recommendations I give to students on my MA in Data Journalism…”