Tag: data journalism

by Lorie Hearn

The inewsource “virtual space” idea started with a simple goal: get more eyeballs on inewsource content. But as we started to play around with a strategy, the goal became much more ambitious. I’ve long believed that as traditional media has shrunk, people seeking information valuable to their lives have thronged to the niches – whether […] more »

by Jake Batsell

The byproducts of journalism rarely have value to anyone besides the reporters who gather and assemble the information. (Exhibit A: The troves of spiral notebooks, manila folders and microcassettes left over from my newspaper days, still gathering dust in my garage.) But more news organizations are discovering that cleaned-up, searchable databases have extra value beyond […] more »

by Miguel Paz

In a country split by political polarization, what role can journalism and the use of data play in improving the quality of debate in the public interest? This is an important question in Venezuela, a country in which President Nicolás Maduro claims to speak to the late President Hugo Chavez’s spirit through a “little bird” […] more »

by Liliana Bounegru

Our media environment is increasingly saturated with data — from large collections of leaked documents, to public databases about lobbying or government spending, to “big data” from social networks such as Twitter and Facebook. As a result, journalists are increasingly required to manage data science in addition to journalism to be equipped with the skills […] more »

by Rich Gordon

When I started using software to analyze data as a reporter in the late 1980s, “data journalism” ended once my stories were published in the newspaper. Now the publication of the story is just the beginning. The same data can also be turned into compelling visualizations and into news applications that people can use long […] more »

by Lucy Chambers

Another busy year has passed since the first School of Data Journalism at the [International Journalism Festival in Perugia](http://www.journalismfestival.com). Last year, the [Open Knowledge Foundation](http://okfn.org) and the [European Journalism Centre](http://www.ejc.net/ejc/) launched the [Data Journalism Handbook](http://datajournalismhandbook.org), and this year, the two organizations were back organizing the festival within a festival. Here are a few highlights. Attendees […] more »

by Chris Peterson

As my bio below says, in a former life I directed web communications for MITAdmissions. A big part of my job was running the blogs. While many colleges now have student blogs, the MITAdmissions blogs, founded by Ben Jones, are famous for being honest, uncensored avenues of student expression. On October 29, a junior named […] more »

by Jenny Xie

This is the first in a series of Q&As with Knight News Challenge winners who’ve wrapped up their projects. Brian Boyer, currently the news applications editor at NPR, is the project manager of PANDA Project, a Knight News Challenge winner in 2011. I recently interviewed Boyer about the project via email. The following is an […] more »

by Miranda Mulligan

This post was written by Miranda Mulligan, executive director of the Knight News Innovation Lab, and originally appeared on the the Knight Lab blog. A significant portion of the Knight Lab team was fortunate enough to join the Mozilla Festival in London, November 9-12. This incredible event, hosted by the Mozilla Foundation, is in its […] more »

by Lucy Chambers

As a journalist, to understand European Union institutions, policies and commitments, you have to look where the money goes and understand who affects the money flow in the EU. As the influence of Brussels lobbyists grows, it is increasingly important to draw the connections between lobbying, policy-making and funding. [The EU publishes information on its […] more »