Data + Journalism: A Story-Driven Approach to Learning Data Journalism

Reporting data-driven stories means following a process. Data + Journalism takes you from A to Z, from acquiring data to scraping, cleaning, analyzing, writing and visualizing data. The book also addresses how to share data and build public trust with data, as well as interviews with top data journalists, training videos and hands-on exercises to elevate your…

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Pro Tips: Creating Data Visualizations

Tips from Andy Boyle, data visualization consultant, Chicago Sun-Times ●  Remember your audience. Put yourself in the shoes of someone who has no knowledge of this subject. What terms do you need to explain? What can you get rid of that might confuse them? If possible, share your project with others to get their initial…

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Read More: Chapter 11 – Twitter Threads as Transparency

In chapter 11 of Data + Journalism, we explore ethics and transparency in data storytelling. One of the ways in which journalists can do this is to take their data diary — a live doc of steps they followed to produce the story and visualizations — and turn it into a Twitter thread. Twitter threads…

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