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The Data Journalism Handbook

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Jonathan Gray, King’s College London

Lucy Chambers

Liliana Bounegru

Pub Date: 2017

ISBN 13: 9781449330064

Publisher: O'Reilly

Language: English

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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

Preface

  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: In The Newsroom
  • Chapter 3: Case Studies
  • Chapter 4: Getting Data
  • Chapter 5: Understanding Data
  • Chapter 6: Delivering Data

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

Authors

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.

Lucy Chambers

Liliana Bounegru