Category: Journalism

Making Police Data Open: Use of Force & Complaints in Context

Last year, Indianapolis Police Department officers working the middle shift in the Eastern District received at least twice as many… Continue reading on Medium »

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‘Boring’ data produces important stories about traffic fines and safety

Knight International Media Innovators Data Journalism Investigative Reporting Municipal financial data isn’t the most exciting topic. Here’s how Code for South Africa overcame this challenge to produce a high-impact investigative story on the country’s skewed traffic fines.

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Data storytellers share narrative tips at Data on Purpose conference

During the recent Data on Purpose conference at Stanford University, data storytelling innovators shared advice, insight and tools for bringing numbers to life within a narrative.

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Open data can make the world a better place – but only if we know how to use it

I’m a self-confessed data junkie, but I appreciate that spreadsheets aren’t everyone’s idea of fun. Most people want their digested data packaged up into compelling stories and beautiful visuals. My j…

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Stories data tell us

Guest post from Esteban Mucientes Financial executive officer at Cuchillo and online marketing consultant. He has collaborated with various Spanish public administrations in the field of communication adaptation strategies, as well as offering formation on digital marketing to a number

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Local data journalism: Five tips and a few key things to consider

Data journalism can provide both global and local communities with valuable content that informs their day-to-day lives. Many of the efforts are internationally or nationally focussed, yet, as Steven Barnett and Judith Townend have argued: “It is at the local

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Open Migration: Using Data To Understand The Refugee Crisis

The refugee crisis represents a challenge to journalism across Europe. It has forced newsrooms to question how they report such a complex phenomenon in a balanced way, without reinforcing easy stereotypes and without appearing to dehumanise refugees. The Italian Coalition

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Edmonton Pet Licenses: Un-leashing the Data

What makes a dataset interesting? A slightly dangerous question, to be sure, exposing as it does the respondent to charges of extreme geekiness and other personality shortcomings likely to result in relegation to the B party list. But enough about

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Going Back to Your Routes: NYC Bus Data

There are more expedient ways for getting around New York than on its buses, but if you like the slow, scenic route – provided you know what you’re looking at – the deal isn’t half bad. And nowadays the data

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Inside a Pioneering Italian Data Journalism Collaboration

Editor’s Note: Confiscati Bene, released in mid-December in Europe, is a pioneering data journalism collaboration that digs into the $4 billion of goods in the EU confiscated from criminals by European authorities. An international team of journalists and their allies

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