Tag: Data stories

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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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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Baby names since 1904: how has yours performed?

Names: everyone’s got one but how has yours performed over the past 110 years? Are you a comeback kid, a disappearing act or a completely new entry? Find out using our interactive graphic that shows the top 100 names for baby

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Cambridgeshire Insight: spreading the net for open data

Feature: One of the Government’s ‘champion’ projects is now providing the scope for the proactive use of data from a range of local sources

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

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Open Data Camp Hat-Trick (Day 1)

The Open Data campers start to gather (photo by Nigel Bishop  CC BY-NC 2.0) The third Open Data Camp took place last weekend. I’m proud to claim the hat-trick of attending all three: the inaugural at Winchester in Feb 15, the

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