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Suggested Readings List. Lessons from the School of Data Journalism. Another busy year has passed since the first School of Data Journalism at the [International Journalism Festival in Perugia]( Last year, the [Open Knowledge Foundation]( and the [European Journalism Centre]( launched the [Data Journalism Handbook]( and this year, the two organizations were back organizing the festival within a festival.

Lessons from the School of Data Journalism

Here are a few highlights. Attendees of the School of Data Journalism at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia take notes. The School of Data Journalism, Europe’s biggest data journalism event, brought together around 20 panelists and instructors from Reuters, The 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 visualization and mapping for journalism. Video recordings Panel Discussions. International Journalism Network, Journalism Opportunities. European Journalism Centre (EJC) A Fundamental Way Data Repositories Must Change. In 1966, Romania engaged in one of the world's most brazen attempts at population growth.

A Fundamental Way Data Repositories Must Change

From one day to the next, the main method of birth control in the country, abortion, was banned. The birth rate increased in line with the official plan. It was accompanied by a rise in illegal abortions and a spike in maternal and infant mortality. Unhappy with the outcome of his experiment, Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu decided to hide the traces of his failure by preventing hospitals to register infant deaths, from 1980 onwards. Births were only registered after one to four weeks of life, ensuring that stillbirths did not make it into the official tally. The statistical history of this tragedy is nowhere to be seen in most data repositories.

As data becomes more open and fashionable, it finds its way into newsrooms and government cabinets. International Journalism Network, Journalism Opportunities. ICFJ - International Center for Journalists. Toolkit for better and accurate reporting. Resources Published on May 28th, 2014 | by EJC 1)In a nutshell The tool: MicroMappers assists in the creation of crisis maps by providing a compilation of MicroTasking apps used by volunteers worldwide to tag and categorise social media items posted during disasters.

toolkit for better and accurate reporting

The apps, called Clickers, are free and open-source, allowing volunteers to help mine humanitarian and disaster information in affected areas, all with a few clicks on their computers at home. Launched in September 2013 during the earthquake in Baluchistan, Pakistan, Patrick Meier and his team at the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) collaborated with CrowdCrafting to create these Clickers. Photo: iRevolution Information: The most palpable benefit of MicroMappers clearly belongs to disaster relief and aid organisations. 2) Case studies – Typhoons Pablo and Yolanda in the Philippines, Earthquake in Baluchistan 3) State of progress As CrisisMappers is a developing tool, certain aspects are naturally not yet fully matured.

International Journalism Festival. European Journalism Centre (EJC) Simply Statistics. 10 best practices for Twitter for journalists. Home Topics Social media Participatory journalism Newspapers Broadcast Education About Contact Print PDF Share this: Twitter 159 Facebook 26 Email Print Digg StumbleUpon Frithjof says: May 3, 2012 at 10:55 am Thank you for this excellent list!

10 best practices for Twitter for journalists

Our local newspapers are rapidly declining in quality and distribution – in the same time neither the publisher nor the content producers seem to be prepared to move beyond broadcasting links to their content. Local Fourth. About SuBMoJour. Mapping and Understanding Sustainable Business Models for Journalism (SuBmoJour) 2010-2012 New forms of content production and social interaction have significantly changed the media landscape and people´s communication behaviour.

About SuBMoJour

The overlap between traditional mass media forms and diverse modes of user generated content is expanding. CJET: Business Essentials and Best Practices. The Texas Tribune is often held up as a model for other news startups to emulate.

CJET: Business Essentials and Best Practices

And editor Evan Smith is just as often held up as a leader to learn from. Interviewed via Skype at a CJET kickoff event, he urged publishers to define a mission and stick with it, be audacious – think P.T. Barnum – and be clear about what you are and what you are not. His talk inspired many publishers; and felt a bit intimidating to some. One cited the Evan line highlighted here: “Sell everything but your integrity” as a significant takeaway.

The tools, tips, leads and insights offered here aim to support publishers everywhere working to build sustainable news businesses. Partners Business Building Blocks: Preparing to succeed in business. CJET covered a four-day curriculum in two days. Six questions and three charts to align the essential elements of your business. Business Plan Deceptively simple; designed to introduce strategic thinking. Columbia Journalism Review. Journalism Accelerator: A forum about innovation in journalism, beyond the usual suspects. Data Driven Journalism. Let’s Make a Bubble Map. My previous Let’s Make a Map tutorial describes how to make a basic map with D3 and TopoJSON; now it’s time to cover thematic mapping in the form of a graduated symbol map.

Let’s Make a Bubble Map

The simplest graduated symbol is a circle, or bubble, whose size is proportional to the associated data. In this tutorial, we’ll make a bubble map of population by U.S. county. Source: American Community Survey, 2012 5-Year Estimate This tutorial necessarily covers a lot of ground. The main tasks are for any visualization are: Data Journalism Blog - Get the latest news on data driven journalism with interviews, reviews and news features.