New edition of the renowned Data Journalism Handbook to be released in 2018


Dubbed the “bible” of data journalism, the Data Journalism Handbook has become the world’s leading reference book on how journalists can use data to tell powerful stories.

Following its publication in 2012, the Handbook has being downloaded over 150,000 times, translated into nine languages, and inspired countless students, researchers and data practitioners.

But since then, DDJ has come a long way. Data is becoming a non-negotiable skill for newsrooms, stories are entering virtual reality, and new areas continue to emerge.

So, we decided to give it an update.

In 2018, we’re excited to announce that a new second edition will be produced by the European Journalism Centre, in partnership with Google News Lab.

In a nod to the data driven community’s penchant for collaboration, we are inviting contributions from experts across the field.

Authors and experts will also join a Handbook Hack to create and edit content for the new edition. And you won’t have to wait long to start reading the new chapters: we will make them available online as they are completed.

Like the original, the second edition will be edited by Jonathan Gray and Liliana Bounegru at the Public Data Lab, and will be released in multiple languages.

Until then, the original handbook will still be available for purchase or as free web download.

Find out more here.