Sources

This page collects tips and sources for journalists that want to integrate their reports with tools for data mining, analysis and visualization:

 

  • Follow the Twitter hashtag #‎ddj‬ to get info on Datajournalism
  • A list of resources from the Global Investigative Journalism Network
  • Internews collects in this article some of the world’s best practices on the use of data for journalistic reports
  • Data journalism are discovering and applying new methods and tools all the time: Poynter offers 10 tools that can help data journalists do better work, be more efficient
  • Be mercenary. Sometimes you need to shave that yak. Develop sources. Became the resident expert. Be the data project you want to see on the Web. These are five tips for getting started with computer-assisted reporting
  • A handbook for all journalists who want to master the art of interrogating and questioning numbers competently. Being able to work with figures and investigate numbers is not a new form of journalism but a skill that all journalists can acquire
  • Data-Driven Journalism offers a collection of resources for computer-assisted reporters
  • Tutorials and resources on data journalism for Spanish-speaking reporters
  • The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists provides a selection of video tutorials on basic Excel functions, as well as how to background a person or company, or find federal court documents in the U.S.
  • Interesting blog of the latest trainings, tools and resources for data journalists maintained by The International Journalists’ Network
  • Hacks/Hackersis a global movement bringing together computer programmers and investigative journalists to tell powerful data-driven stories. Trainings offered through regional chapters
  • The section highlights tools that can be used to comb through masses of data, to find elusive links or evidence or to share and visualize information. Google search your tool of choice and you’ll surely find tutorials on how to begin
  • Learn to code interactively, for free! Code Academy offers a series of free interactive trainings on the basics of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, and PHP
  • Are you interested in mapping with ArcGIS? Let’s start a series of free online courses offered by Esri
  • ProPublica – journalism in the Public Interest -   maintains a blog, “Secrets for Data Journalists and Newsroom Developers”
  • Frontiers of journalism: news and technology articles about frontiers of journalism: data, computation, drones, sensores
  • DAJORE Data Journalism Research
  • Driven by data: how data journalism is sifting through the facts
  • The Tow Center for Digital Journalism, provides journalists with the skills and knowledge to lead the future of digital journalism and serves as a research and development center for the profession as a whole
  • Vis4.net, random thoughts on information visualization and data
    journalism
  • VisualLoop: the world of data visualization and infographics for professionals, academics, students and anyone curious about it
  • Rich Gordon (Professor and Director of Digital Innovation, Medill School of Journalism) argued that the news organizations that wants to start doing data journalism need to think about three dimensions
  • This dataset tracks commercial flights from the approximately 9000 civil airports worldwide.
  • An article on converting shapefiles to Google fusion tables
  • A great blog by NPR data journalist
  • Data on the boundaries of departments and counties can be found here
  • Get 20 free online journalism and multimedia ebooks for Kindle
  • An article on 10 useful Google spreadsheet formulas you must know
  • A list of available satellites earth observation sensors used for global land cover monitoring
  • Learn how to measure distances with the Google earth ruler

 

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