This new site aims to become a community where data experts can upload and showcase their work, based on an invitation system. Another goal is to pose challenges for data work, in collaboration with the community or external organizations.
This is notable: as big leagues install new tracking systems providing rich data for sports games, a new of scene-by-scene reporting will become more widely available. Here is a brief overview plus a link to a Python script to extract such data from the…
Writing stories is not easy, but well understood. When reporting from data though it is quite common to get stuck. To avoid this create a flowchart for your particular project - as an overview and a means to communicate your goals to others.
In most newsrooms and press offices translation is a by-product of daily work. For sure this has an effect on how we perceive, understand and consider topics. Is there a need for new professional roles? Jessica Mariani researched the topic in a PhD thesis.
The best tip for handling data is to enjoy yourself. Data can appear forbidding. But allow it to intimidate you and you’ll get nowhere. Treat it as something to play with and explore and it will often yield secrets and stories with surprising ease.