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The Data Journalism Handbook

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Liliana Bounegru

Lucy Chambers

Jonathan Gray

Copyright Year: 2012

ISBN 13: 9781449330064

Publisher: European Journalism Centre

Language: English

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Reviewed by Peg Achterman, Associate Professor of Communication, Journalism and Film, Seattle Pacific University on 7/8/22

Good - though I wish the ToC was headlined (as the print copy is) with the various sections so it's easier to tell by looking at the online/PDF. Rather than the numbered sections. Also - authors refer to Poynter's Math of Journalists - which is... read more

Reviewed by Megan Duncan, assistant professor, Virginia Tech on 12/8/21

This textbook covers many, many case studies and examples. It's lighter on the tangible skills, details, and complexities that can be applied to the projects the students would encounter. read more

Reviewed by Geoffrey Campbell, Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Arlington on 4/9/21

This is an engaging text that shows student journalists why data journalism is important--and the vital stories they can tell with it. While it would be an improvement if the text spent more time on helping students understand how to gather, sift... read more

Reviewed by James Spencer, Washington correspondent and Adjunct Professor, The George Washington University on 1/27/21

This textbook thoroughly explains the why of data journalism and what data journalism can accomplish. It needs more focus on the how of data journalism. No one can use data if they are not taught how to gather it in the first pl;ace. read more

Reviewed by Heather McIntosh, Assistant Professor, Minnesota State University, Mankato on 6/29/19

The Data Journalism Handbook offers a great overview of the importance of data analysis and visualization in journalism in various environments, including newsrooms and independent organizations. Its key strength lies in the diversity of voices... read more

Table of Contents

01 Front Matter

02 Introduction

03 In The Newsroom

04 Case Studies

05 Getting Data

06 Understanding Data

07 Delivering Data

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  • About the Book

    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. With The Data Journalism Handbook, you’ll explore the potential, limits, and applied uses of this new and fascinating field.

    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.

    About the Contributors


    Liliana Bounegru

    Lucy Chambers

    Dr. Jonathan Gray is Lecturer in Critical Infrastructure Studies at the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London, where he is currently writing a book on data worlds. He is also Co-founder of the Public Data Lab; and Research Associate at the Digital Methods Initiative (University of Amsterdam) and the médialab.

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