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Nigerian Journalists Dig Deep Into Land and Property Rights

Steve Sapienza Reporters from Nigeria’s leading media outlets were among the 55 professional journalists and 48 students who attended a unique journalism workshop on “Covering Land and Property Rights” held in Lagos on November 24 and 25. One journalist even

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20 resources for finding and using data in stories

Marianne Bouchart, communications director and Data Journalism Award Manager at the Global Editors Network, shares her list of tools and tips for sourcing data online

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Heads up for the first data journalism agency in Macedonia!

Developer Baze Petrushev showed participants how to use the Normal Distribution to find stories in data (Dona Dzambaska – CC-by-sa 3.0) Data journalism in Macedonia just got a lot stronger: a group of journalists and programmers started what could become

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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 governments think that freedom of information is for nincompoops

  stable Politicians go off being open quite easily. Tony Blair went from being a champion of transparency in 1997 to calling himself a “nincompoop” for passing a Freedom of Information Act in 2010. Barack Obama was the “Transparency President”

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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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Does Open Data Need Journalism?

Paper by Jonathan Stoneman at Reuters Institute for Journalism: “The Open Data movement really came into being when President Obama issued his first policy paper, on his first day in office in January 2009. The US government opened up thousands

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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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Open Data: Six Stories About Impact in the UK

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