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Data Driven Journalism

Data Driven Journalism
About the project is a hub for news and resources from the community of journalists, editors, designers and developers who use data to support journalism. The website is part of an European Journalism Centre initiative dedicated to accelerating the diffusion and improving the quality of data journalism around the world. We also run the online course Doing Journalism with Data as well as the School of Data Journalism, and are behind the acclaimed Data Journalism Handbook. This intiative receives partial funding from the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. Join the mailinglist

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Programme International Journalism Festival #ijf15 wednesday 15 Lateral - Radio Capital Broadcast live from the Hotel Brufani in Perugia, the Radio Capital satirical newspaper review show Lateral presented by Luca Bottura. Life Expectancy - Our World In Data Life expectancy has increased rapidly since the Enlightenment. Estimates suggest that in a pre-modern, poor world, life expectancy was around 30 years in all regions of the world. In the early 19th century, life expectancy started to increase in the early industrialized countries while it stayed low in the rest of the world. The Best Data Visualization Projects of 2011 I almost didn't make a best-of list this year, but as I clicked through the year's post, it was hard not to. If last year (and maybe the year before) was the year of the gigantic graphic, this was the year of big data. Or maybe we've gotten better at filtering to the good stuff. (Fancy that.) In any case, data graphics continue to thrive and designers are putting more thought into what the data are about, and that's a very good thing. So here are my favorites from 2011, ordered by preference.

Top ten ways to clean your data - Excel You don't always have control over the format and type of data that you import from an external data source, such as a database, text file, or a Web page. Before you can analyze the data, you often need to clean it up. Fortunately, Excel has many features to help you get data in the precise format that you want. Sometimes, the task is straightforward and there is a specific feature that does the job for you. Data VisualizationTutorials KDMC produces a wealth of digital media tutorials to support our training sessions and classes. While the focus of some tutorials is on technology and journalism, most are general enough to be of use to anyone. Spreadsheets

Dataharvest+, the European Investigative and Data Journalism Conference (Brussels) Get up-to-speed on the newest research methods, bounce story ideas off experienced colleagues, get help from expert data analysts for your investigation and find out about cutting-edge ways to present your story. All of that, and more, at’s Dataharvest Conference, the number one event for investigative and data journalists in Europe. Some big investigative journalism names have already confirmed as speakers for this year’s edition. Journalist-anthropologist-author Joris Luyendijk, who runs The Guardian’s banking blog, will be one of the keynotes in an entirely new conference track that will focus on journalists using academic methods for their stories.

Discovering Gale Crater: A VR experience from the L.A. Times Best experienced over a wifi connection Loading initial data Controls: W / S: Forwards / Backwards A / D: Left / Right R / F: Up / Down Q / E: Roll left / right Up / Down: Pitch up / down Left / Right: Yaw left / right Shift: Speed up By Armand Emamdjomeh

Visual Literacy: An E-Learning Tutorial on Visualization for Communication, Engineering and Business Visual Cards for Collaboration and Team Creativity Making the Complex Clear Visual Literacy for Managers - How Sketching enables Visual Problem Solving and Communication (get the hardcopy edition at By clicking on a map or diagram thumbnail below, you can access an interactive graphic overview on tools, books, researchers in different visualization fields, as well as on key success factors of visualization. There is also an interactive organizing table that shows (incl. examples) one hundred visualization-based methods. Clicking on a particular tool, book, person, document, principle or method within a map opens the respective website or homepage in a new browser window or reveals an example (most maps were created with lets-focus).

Jupyter Notebook Viewer The first three lines of code import libraries we are using and renames to shorter names. Matplotlib is a python 2D plotting library which produces publication quality figures in a variety of hardcopy formats and interactive environments across platforms. We will use it for basic graphics Numpy is the fundamental package for scientific computing with Python. Scraping for Journalism: A Guide for Collecting Data Photo by Dan Nguyen/ProPublica Our Dollars for Docs news application lets readers search pharmaceutical company payments to doctors. We’ve written a series of how-to guides explaining how we collected the data.

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