Doing Journalism with Data:

First Steps, Skills and Tools

A free online data journalism course with 5 leading experts.

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What makes a winning data story?

By studying past DJA winners, researchers have identified combinations of tools and techniques which enable excellence in data journalism.


The gift of data, and what it means for journalists

Google executives contend that big social data is “a gift” from companies. So how does this impact the way journalists work with social data?



Generate real-time and historical crowd data.


Find a reusable dataset in your field.

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Islam, media subject: How to quantify the perception of Islam in the media

By text mining a corpus of French newspaper articles between 1997 - 2015, this project shows how discussions about Islam have changed over time.


The Iraq War by the Numbers: Extracting the conflicts’ staggering costs

Using daily records from 2004 to 2010, Jeiran Jahani explored the Iraq War’s high human and financial impacts.

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2/3/2017 - 5/3/2017

The Computer-Assisted Reporting Conference 2017 (Jacksonville, USA)

Join IRE and NICAR in Jacksonville for their annual conference devoted to data journalism, March 2-5, 2017.

3/3/2017 - 3/3/2017

International Data Responsibility Conference 2017 (The Hague, Netherlands)

A global network of experts committed to developing principles and standards for a responsible data revolution.

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This intiative receives partial funding from the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.

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