Tag: data journalism

by Julie Keck

1. How to teach Google what a story is (Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic) 2. Edward Snowden says NSA workers often pass your nude photos around the office (Chris Welch / The Verge) 3. Germany is getting a data-centric nonprofit newsroom, hoping to build new models for news (Caroline O’Donovan / Nieman Lab) 4. [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Google finally gives up on its real-name policy for Google+ — but will anyone care? (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 2. Netflix already stopped mailing DVDs on Saturdays, but you probably didn’t notice (Richard Lawler / Engadget) 3. Apple and IBM team up to push iOS in the enterprise (Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code) 4. Global [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Andrew Miller: The death of newspapers has been exaggerated (Gideon Spanier / The Independent) 2. Ex-ghostwriter on how content grew while journalism declined (Tim Williams / The Awl) 3. In Google newsroom, Brazil defeat is not a headline (Aarti Shahani / NPR) 4. Sponsored content is the holy grail of digital publishing. But does [...] more »

by Mike Reilley

Let’s start with some analysis of why I chose seven ways to incorporate data journalism into your classes. I’m Irish, and it’s my lucky number. It was my basketball jersey number, and it’s the exact number of pints of Harp I can drink before falling off a barstool. But seriously, data, like writing a clever [...] more »

by Meagan Doll

Alexander B. Howard is a writer and editor based in Washington, D.C. He is currently a fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University and recently produced a report on data journalism, “The Art and Science of Data-Driven Journalism” (PDF). EducationShift talked with Howard about the report and what educators should take [...] more »

by Derek Willis

Interviewing is a skill. I’ve heard this repeatedly as a college student, at journalism conferences and in newsrooms. Not all of us are born with the ability to form penetrating questions or to extract crucial details from sources. Like any skill, interviewing takes practice and preparation. The same is true for interviewing data. Journalists who [...] more »

by Meagan Doll

On Tuesday, July 8, our #EdShift chat will focus on covering data in courses, part of our special series “Teaching Data Journalism.” Join us at 1 ET/12 CT/10 PT as we cover data’s importance, as well as tips and ideas for incorporating it into the classroom. The chat will be moderated as usual by MediaShift’s Education [...] more »

by Katherine Krueger

Gone are the days where journalists could boast about not being math people. While the image of an investigative journalist sifting through reams of printed spreadsheets and pouring over documents has endured, the tools have changed. The rise of data journalism – which is often tied to the meteoric rise of analytical news ventures – [...] more »

by Kathleen Bartzen Culver

I rarely have to sell my students on what I’m teaching them. They’ve worked hard to get accepted into a highly competitive major, and they’re here because they want to learn. But that all changes when we get to my week on data. The grumbles and eyerolls abound. I feel like I can read some [...] more »

by Lauren E. Mack

As data journalists and computational journalism become key elements in newsrooms, Columbia University’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism has been tracking the trend and examining its impact on post-industrial journalism. Columbia students have been practicing data-driven journalism as part of their coursework since 2012. The Tow Center’s annual Innovation Showcase, a public two-day event in [...] more »