Tag: data journalism

by Michael W. Wagner

Historically, journalists generally behaved as though political scientists’ focus on the state of the economy and presidential approval had little to offer their elections coverage. And political scientists treated campaign coverage’s focus on the horse race and shifting campaign narratives as factors that were almost completely unrelated to what actually has the virtue of affecting [...] more »

by Mallory Perryman

In the latest update to his e-text “Searchlights and Sunglasses,” author Eric Newton highlights important tools that help journalists mine public data. Here’s one way of introducing open data in the classroom. The students in the introductory journalism course at the University of Wisconsin-Madison always respond with a collective groan when we arrive at “data [...] more »

by Amelia Senter

MediaShift’s Collab/Space event has been making the rounds — from New York City in June to Chicago in September, and now on to Washington, D.C. The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri is the event’s premier sponsor, and it will be hosted at the Washington Post headquarters. Collab/Space DC will hone and [...] more »

by Julie Keck

One of the first things David Cohn of Circa said during his keynote talk at Collab/Space Chicago last week was “you will feel like a manic-depressive” when launching a startup. The Collab/Space Chicago crowd, which included hopeful startup presenters, journalists, media pros, and J-school elites chuckled, but everyone in the room knew there was some [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Instagram, Chinese media restricted as Hong Kong riots (Variety) 2. No writer is an island: On publishing, self and otherwise (Roger Tagholm / Publishing Perspectives) 3. Polish newspaper launches interactive data journalism site (Catalina Albeanu / Journalism.co.uk) 4. The big conundrum: Should journalists learn code? (Jackie Spinner / American Journalism Review) 5. Facebook will [...] more »

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 »