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The Ethical Journalist’s Toolkit

A free, online course to help you apply ethical principles to your data stories.
 

Coggle

Analyse data by making mind maps and networks with Coggle.
 

Google Cloud DataLab

An interactive data science workflow tool from Google.
 

OONI data

Investigate internet censorship with OONI data.
 

scatterplot.online

A free, lightweight tool that creates scatter plots in just three steps.
 

TREND analytics

Exploring data stories on trade and the environment.
 

Forensically

A set of free tools for digital image forensics.
 

Enigma Public

The world’s broadest collection of public data.
 

INJECT

Helping data journalists find new angles and related data.
 

DataProofer

A proofreader for your data.
 

Datavisual

Make polished data visualisations in minutes.
 

R for Data Science

Learn to tackle a wide variety of data science challenges, using the best parts of R.
 

YourDataStories

Find, explore and visualise open data in one place.
 

Nonprofit Explorer

Research tax-exempt organisations.
 

Authory

Keep track of your articles at the same time as building your journalistic profile.
 

Highcharts

A simple, yet flexible, charting tool.
 

Facets

A visualisation tool for big data.
 

Check

Helping newsrooms collaborate on factchecking and verification projects.
 

Data & Eggs

Don’t have time to find the best data driven articles? Look no further. This cool newsletter has you covered.
 

Data Ethics Decision Aid

To publish or not to publish? This tool helps you unpack the ethical issues associated with using data to tell your story.
 

Data Visualization for All

Learn how to tell your story and show the data.
 

Local Focus

Let your data tell the story for you.
 

Sqoop

A free news discovery service for reporters to access and set alerts for public data sources like the SEC, Patent Office, and PACER.
 

NIFTY

A nifty tool to uncover the media’s most reported phrases or quotes.
 

Dedupe.io

De-duplicate and find matches in your messy data.
 

Open Up Guide: Using Open Data to Combat Corruption

A must read for all watchdog journalists.
 

Khartis

Create thematic maps in 3 steps.
 

Company Information Extractor

A free tool for extracting company and director names from documents.
 

Ask

A form tool built specifically for the needs of journalists.
 

Open Media Scholarship

A free directory of open access scholarship and data in media studies.
 

GeoVisual Search

Search public satellite imagery for visually similar objects.
 

Vital Signs

Leverage health data from ProPublica’s renowned healthcare investigations.
 

Adzuna

A must-see resource for journalists reporting on employment.
 

The Field Guide to Open Source in the Newsroom

A community-built resource to help journalists work from the entire open-sourcing process.
 

Perspective

A tool to help newsrooms host quality conversations.
 

Everlaw for Journalists

Ediscovery software for investigative reporting.
 

Density

Generate real-time and historical crowd data.
 

Zenodo

Find a reusable dataset in your field.
 

OpenRefine

A free, open source power tool for improving your data.
 

Uber Movement

Free, anonymized data from Uber.
 

NDC Explorer

A one-stop-shop for exploring national climate action plans.
 

Mecodify

Extract, analyze and visualize Twitter data - no code needed.
 

Neural Network-based Automatic Image Colorization

An online tool that adds life to black and white images.
 

Good Tables

Is your data good to use? This free online service helps you check it.
 

Nightmare.js

A high-level browser automation library.
 

Television Explorer

Released today, this tool lets you query US news coverage since 2010.
 

Mapzen Mobility Explorer

An in-browser tool to explore transit data.
 

IIAG Data Portal

A free, online resource that puts African data at your fingertips.
 

Storyful Multisearch

Query multiple social networks quickly and efficiently.
 

VADER

A tool specifically attuned to sentiments expressed in social media.
 

Google Data Studio

A free tool that helps journalists tell data stories without code or technical skills.
 

weatherData

Pull weather data from around the world.
 

Tesseract.js

A Javascript-based OCR tool.
 

FOIA Wiki

Navigate the murky waters of FOI requests.
 

Afrobarometer Online Data Analysis

Analyze data on Africa in six simple steps.
 

Googlescraper

A quick and simple tool to batch query Google.
 

Lahman R Package

A resource to easily pull baseball stats.
 

Terrain Tiles

A global dataset providing basemap elevation coverage, tiled for easy usage.
 

YouTube-8M

A video dataset of unprecedented scale and diversity.
 

Advocacy Assembly

Learn to use data for social good.
 

CSV Lint

Double check your CSV file’s readability.
 

textures.js

Add texture to your data visualizations.
 

FredR

R Interface to the Federal Reserve Economic Data API.
 

Onodo

An open source network visualization and analysis tool for non-tech users.
 

SpikeCharts

Historical economic data and Forex charts.
 

Web VR Starter Kit

Create virtual reality scenes in seconds.
 

twarc

Retrieve and archive Twitter data.
 

FoamTree

A tree map visualization tool for hierarchical data.
 

Quartz Index

A collection of metrics on the global economy, launched this week.
 

Echosec

Location based social media.
 

Lumen

A repository of data on legal complaints and requests for the removal of online materials.
 

Google Earth Landsat 8 Imagery

This week, Google updated its Earth tool with fresh imagery from Landsat 8.
 

Portia

Scrape websites visually.
 

AsiaData

A visualization app for Asian Development Bank data.
 

STATS.org

A resource to enable statistics driven journalism.
 

Net Data Directory

A new, free database of organisations that hold data on a broad range of Internet-related topics.
 

iScience Maps

A free tool for researching Twitter content.
 

Tagxedo

A tool for using word clouds in journalism.
 

jqPlot

A jQuery plotting and chart plugin.
 

Poemage

What does a poem look like?
 

OpenAIRE

A platform for opening up research outputs across Europe.
 

UN-Habitat Urban Data Portal

Free and open access to data about countries and cities around the globe.
 

Elex

A command line tool to help streamline election coverage.
 

Dat

Share and sync data.
 

OSM Borders Directory

Country, region and city boundary data from OpenStreetMap.
 

Broca

A Python library to help develop new natural language processing approaches.
 

DART

A web-based data management system for displacement data.
 

bl.ocks.org

Discover and share code examples.
 

Datamatic

Datamatic is an easy-to-use tool that allows you to create complex, interactive infographics and data visualizations. We spoke to the project’s Founder & Developer, Jaroslav Benc, to find out more.
 

Searchable Map Template

Put your data on a searchable, filterable map.
 

FreeMapTools

A suite of free tools to help you interpret maps.
 

Pageflow

A tool to immersively present your data driven stories.
 

Libpostal

A C library for multilingual street address parsing and normalization.
 

iWantHue

Generate and refine palettes of optimally distinct colors.
 

Earthdata Search

A simple search tool that puts NASA’s extensive repository of earth science data and information at your fingertips.
 

PovcalNet

An online analysis tool for global poverty monitoring.
 

Collect Earth

A Java-based tool that facilitates data collection from Google Earth.
 

V-Dem

Leverage 15 million data points on democracy and 39 democracy-related indices.
 

YouTube Downloader

A scraping tool specifically designed to grab metrics from YouTube.
 

Weka

Open-source machine learning algorithms for data mining tasks.