Category: Journalism

Six weeks, 77 stories, 84 cities and 350 people

How the Bureau Local team of four grew to a UK-wide collaborative network 65 people came together in five cities across the UK to dig into the database and find stories in their communities Three months ago we launched the

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Trump Presidency Sees Spike in “Open Data Day” Events Across US Cities

After a two-year decline in the number of “Open Data Day” events held in US cities, the Trump presidency has seen renewed interest in organizing the event, and given it new meaning. By Aaron Wytze It’s hard to say what first alarmed

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How the Ghana Floods animation was created

(This article was first published on R – Data Science Africa, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers) Ghana has always been getting flooded, but it seems that only floods in Accra are getting attention. I wrote about it here, and the

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Quick Guide to Data Journalism

Originally published on https://www.datacamp.com/community/admin/blog/data-journalism-guide-tools Continue reading on »

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Peer Reviewing Our Data Stories

By Ariana Giorgi, Christine Zhang SRCCON peers, reviewing. (Erik Westra) As journalists who analyze data for stories, we strive to hold ourselves accountable to a high standard of accuracy. But checking our work is rarely a straightforward process… Read the

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4 open data lessons from reporting the Panama Papers in Africa

In March this year we reported how our open data team in Africa has rolled up its sleeves to find out how open data can change lives for the better on the continent. One of the projects supported was the

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What skills do you need to become a data-driven storyteller? Join a week-long data journalism training #ddjcamp

This post is written by Anastasia Valeeva, data journalist and member of Open Knowledge Russia, one of the local groups in the Open Knowledge Network. European Youth Press is organising a week-long intensive training on data journalism funded by Erasmus+. It

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A data storyteller: a line of code that makes data narrate stories

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Panama Papers: Time to get on the front foot against corruption

Today, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) will release a searchable database of over 200,000 companies, trusts, foundations and funds incorporated in 21 tax havens from Hong Kong to Nevada. This data reveals a network of offshore companies and

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Chatting With ONS Data Via a Simple Slackbot

A recent post on the ONS Digital blog – Dueling with datasets – describes some of the design decisions taken when putting together the new Office for National Statistics website (such as having a single page for a particular measure

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