Conversations with data: A newsletter by and for the data journalism community


We're excited to announce that the European Journalism Centre has just launched its new data newsletter! It's called Conversations with data and, like the name suggests, we're aiming to inspire conversations with data journalists across Europe and beyond. 

We all know that data, like human sources, needs to be prodded, queried, and interrogated to unearth important stories. But it can be challenging for journalists to develop the technical know-how and skills to find, and then interview, data.

We also know that the best way to learn data journalism is by doing. This means you’re in the best position to help others develop from your mistakes and your triumphs. 

So, we thought we’d start a conversation with you.

In our first edition, we’re going to talk algorithmic reporting. From automated news writing to reporting on the role of algorithms in society; if you’ve tried it, we want to hear about it.

We’ll also be giving you the opportunity to ask Nick Diakopoulous questions on the subject. Nick is the author of the early release Data Journalism Handbook chapter The Algorithms Beat, and Assistant Professor at the Northwestern University School of Communication where he directs the Computational Journalism Lab.
Email us your experiences or your questions for Nick at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or tweet us @ddjournalism.

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