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    Data Journalism Handbook 2

    Towards a Critical Data Practice

    What is data journalism? What is it for? What might it do? What opportunities and limitations does it present? Who and what is involved in making and making sense of it? This book is a collaborative experiment responding to these and other questions.

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    Our original Long Reads, written by the best data experts

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    Spreadsheets for journalism

    Many journalists see themselves as “word people” and shy away from writing about numbers. Brant Houston shows how to embrace math with an overview of spreadsheets and functions for beginners.

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    Putting data back into context

    Data are never neutral ‘givens’, but always situated in a particular context, collected for a particular reason -- and it’s crucial that data journalists understand these.

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    Data journalism on the blockchain

    When we talk about blockchain and journalism, the focus is often on trust and sustainability. But the technology also opens up a whole new world of data for journalists to explore.

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    The essential lies in news maps

    In order to display three-dimensional world we live in, journalists are forced to distort reality. And every map does so in its own way. Maarten Lambrechts looks at commonly used maps and how to avoid being misled by them.

    Analysis

    Putting data back into context

    Data are never neutral ‘givens’, but always situated in a particular context, collected for a particular reason -- and it’s crucial that data journalists understand these.

    Visualisation

    The essential lies in news maps

    In order to display three-dimensional world we live in, journalists are forced to distort reality. And every map does so in its own way. Maarten Lambrechts looks at commonly used maps and how to avoid being misled by them.

    Analysis

    Spreadsheets for journalism

    Many journalists see themselves as “word people” and shy away from writing about numbers. Brant Houston shows how to embrace math with an overview of spreadsheets and functions for beginners.

    Coding

    Data journalism on the blockchain

    When we talk about blockchain and journalism, the focus is often on trust and sustainability. But the technology also opens up a whole new world of data for journalists to explore.

    Analysis

    Putting data back into context

    Data are never neutral ‘givens’, but always situated in a particular context, collected for a particular reason -- and it’s crucial that data journalists understand these.

    Visualisation

    The essential lies in news maps

    In order to display three-dimensional world we live in, journalists are forced to distort reality. And every map does so in its own way. Maarten Lambrechts looks at commonly used maps and how to avoid being misled by them.

    Analysis

    Spreadsheets for journalism

    Many journalists see themselves as “word people” and shy away from writing about numbers. Brant Houston shows how to embrace math with an overview of spreadsheets and functions for beginners.

    Coding

    Data journalism on the blockchain

    When we talk about blockchain and journalism, the focus is often on trust and sustainability. But the technology also opens up a whole new world of data for journalists to explore.

    Our Data Journalism Handbooks

    Towards a Critical Data Practice

    What is data journalism? What is it for? What might it do? What opportunities and limitations does it present? Who and what is involved in making and making sense of it?

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    The new edition of the Data Journalism Handbook explores new and innovative ways in which data is analysed, created and used in the context of journalism. And beyond that: it also reflects on the social, cultural, political and economic circumstances in which data journalism is embedded.

    How journalists can use data to improve the news

    When you combine the sheer scale and range of digital information now available with a journalist’s "nose for news" and her ability to tell a compelling story, a new world of possibility opens up. Explore the potential, limits, and applied uses of this new and fascinating field.

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    This valuable handbook has attracted scores of contributors since the European Journalism Centre and the Open Knowledge Foundation launched the project at MozFest 2011. Through a collection of tips and techniques from leading journalists, professors, software developers, and data analysts, you’ll learn how data can be either the source of data journalism or a tool with which the story is told—or both.

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    Detailed courses and expert interviews for all workflow levels

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    Winny de Jong

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    When to hire a data journalist

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    Going Viral Using Social Media Analytics

    Stijn Debrouwere

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    Mapping for Journalists

    Maarten Lambrechts

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    Python for journalists

    Winny de Jong

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    Charting Tools for the Newsroom

    Maarten Lambrechts

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    Doing Journalism with Data: First Steps, Skills and Tools

    Paul Bradshaw, Steve Doig, Simon Rogers, Nicolas Kayser-Bril, Alberto Cairo

    Best practices
    When to hire a data journalist

    Winny de Jong

    Coding
    Python for journalists

    Winny de Jong

    Visualisation
    Charting Tools for the Newsroom

    Maarten Lambrechts

    Analysis
    Going Viral Using Social Media Analytics

    Stijn Debrouwere

    Data journalism
    Doing Journalism with Data: First Steps, Skills and Tools

    Paul Bradshaw, Steve Doig, Simon Rogers, Nicolas Kayser-Bril, Alberto Cairo

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