Tag: Data stories

How five data journalists exposed corruption in Mexico’s Congress

Knight International Media Innovators Specialized Reporting Investigative Reporting Business of Journalism Five young Mexican journalists spent a year sifting through thousands of public officials’ expense reports. James Breiner explains how they discovered gross misuse of taxpayer dollars.

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Whitehall Monitor 2015: the Coalition in 163 charts

The Whitehall Monitor is the Institute for Government’s data journalism project. Today, just a week before the final Spending Review settlements are revealed, we launched our third annual report, ‘The Coalition in 163 charts’. Gavin Freeguard highlighted some of these

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Slides: Highlights from “Data Journalism: Inside the global future”

Presentation from launch event for this new book, highlighting some of the key takeaways and lessons from the volume. You can buy the book via publisher Abramis and on Amazon. Filed under: Damian Radcliffe Journalism, Damian Radcliffe University of Oregon

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Out of the box

  ONE night last year Jim Rich came home from a basketball game in Texas with an excruciatingly painful leg. His wife Rosemary, a nurse, feared he was suffering something worse than a bad bruise. She entered his symptoms into

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“Tanzania Calling: help us kickstart data journalism and civic tech in Dar es Salaam” in Code For Africa

Do you want to help revolutionise the media in Tanzania and create innovative new ways for citizens to learn information and use data? Continue reading on Medium »

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Fifty Years of Journalism and Data: A Brief History

It started with trying to predict the outcome of a US presidential election. More than six decades later, computer-assisted reporting is at the core of investigative reporting globally. Many practitioners date the beginning of computer-assisted reporting and data journalism to

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A Complete List of Every UK Government Domain Name

Would you like to know every domain name the UK Government had registered? Of course you would! There could be all sorts of interesting tit-bits hidden in there (ProtectAndSurvive.gov.uk? EbolaOutbreak2017.nhs.uk? MinistryOfTruth.police.uk?) Rather than relying on Freedom of Information requests, or

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From data crunching to storytelling: Lessons from six months of Urbs.London

Comments Credit: By Justgrimes on Flickr. Some rights reserved. Over the past six months, journalist Gary Rogers and media strategist Alan Renwick have run the experimental website Urbs.London, a news operation which turns open data into news stories. The site

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Data Journalism

Your browser does not support native audio, but you can download this MP3 to listen on your device.   Journalists have always used statistics and numbers to tell stories, but never before have we had access to the sheer volumes

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Visualizing Bikeshare Data

(This article was first published on Working With Data » R, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers) This entry is part 18 of 18 in the series Using R Seattle’s Pronto bikeshare system recently announced a Data Challenge for data visualization using

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