Tag: International Journalists’ Network

‘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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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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Building great data tools is not enough

Journalism Education Knight International Media Innovators Measuring Impact Data Journalism ICFJ Knight Fellow Raymond Joseph highlights the importance of outreach and training to introduce new data tools to journalists.

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Why are the media not part of the open data conversation?

Knight International Media Innovators Data Journalism ICFJ Knight Fellow Stephen Abbott Pugh explores why the media are absent from the world of open data. In early September, hundreds of open data practitioners, civil servants, researchers, technologists and specialists in health,

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ICFJ Knight roundup: Fellows discuss African open data revolution in Tanzania

Journalism Education Knight International Media Innovators Digital Journalism Fellows talk civic tech and open data in Africa, mapping media organizations in South America, big news for a recent fellow and more from the Knight Fellows in this week’s roundup.

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New data journalism tool highlights domestic worker salaries in South Africa

Knight International Media Innovators Specialized Reporting Data Journalism ICFJ Knight Fellow Chris Roper explains the design and impact of Code for South Africa’s Living Wage Calculator, a tool that helps South Africans calculate how much they should pay their domestic

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On data’s role in investigative reporting: “It’s all about the evidence”

Data Journalism Investigative Reporting Writing and Editing Award-winning data journalist David Donald shares insights on how journalists can use data and numbers to augment their interviewing, writing and reporting.

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How to put the story first when teaching data journalism

Knight International Media Innovators Data Journalism ICFJ Knight Fellow Ray Joseph explains why focusing on the story makes data journalism easier for journalists to adopt.

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How to join the global data journalism conversation

Knight International Media Innovators Data Journalism So you’ve taken your first data journalism class and now see the possibilities for using data to enhance your storytelling. What’s next? Here are four ways you can keep the momentum going.

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