Tag: data journalism

by Meredith Broussard

Numeracy, or numerical literacy, is at the heart of data journalism. And if you are the kind of person who wants to become more numerate in order to do data journalism (maybe you’re a designer? A student? An inquisitive citizen?), one way to start is by thinking about a horse. Specifically, I’d like you to […] more »

by Meredith Broussard

“Yes, and…” is the closest thing improv comedy has to a cardinal rule. The rule goes like this: When the first performer says something, the next performer has to say “Yes, and…” instead of negating or dropping what the first performer said. It’s a powerful rule because it allows a comedy scene to go in […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Our online learning community’s online learning failures (Joshua M. Kim / Inside Higher Ed) 2. Michigan State wants a big data professor on campus (D. Frank Smith / EdTech) 3. Social media gains momentum in online education (Jordan Friedman / US News & World Report) 4. What Georgia Tech’s online degree in computer science […] more »

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 »