Slides, Tools and Other Resources From the School of Data Journalism 2013


The School of Data Journalism, Europe's biggest data journalism event, brings together around 20 panelists and instructors from Reuters, New York Times, Spiegel, Guardian, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, Knight-Mozilla OpenNews and others, in a mix of discussions and hands-on sessions focusing on everything from cross-border data-driven investigative journalism, to emergency reporting and using spreadsheets, social media data, data visualisation and mapping for journalism.

In this post we will be listing links shared during this training event. The list will be updated as the sessions progress. If you have links shared during the sessions that we missed, post them in the comments section and we will update the list.

Video recordings 

Slides, tutorials, articles

Tools and other resources

  • Source, an index of news developer source code, code walkthroughs and project breakdowns from journalist-coders
  • School of Data - online tutorials for working with data
  • The Data Journalism Handbook - reference book about how to use data to improve the news authored by 70 data journalism practitioners and advocated
  • Open Refine (for data cleaning)
  • Gephi (for graph visualisations)
  • Hashtagify (visualisation of Twitter hashtags related to a particular #tag)
  • Investigative Dashboard (methodologies, resources, and links for journalists to track money, shareholders, and company ownership across international borders)
  • Tabula (open-source application that allows users to upload PDFs and extract the data in them in CSV format)
  • Topsy (social media analysis tool mentioned in the panel on covering emergencies)
  • DataSift (platform that allows users to filter insights from social media and news sources, mentioned in panel on covering emergencies)
  • Storyful (service that mines social media to discover content relevant for news organisations and verifies it)
  • GeoFeedia (tool that enables location-based search for social media content) 
  • Spokeo (organises information about people from public sources and make it available for search)
  • The Tor project (free software that helps defend against network surveillance and censorship)
  • Follow the Money: A Digital Guide for Tracking Corruption (a handbook for investigative journalists that shows methods, tips and tricks for for tracking companies across borders)

Projects and organisations

We posted photos from this event here