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 maping 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.
- Panel 1: The State of Data Journalism in 2013
- Panel 2: Data and Investigations: Collaborating Across Borders
- Panel 3: Data Journalism in Southern Europe
- Panel 4: Covering Emergencies in the Age of Big Data
- Workshop 1: Excel for Journalists, with Steve Doig
- Workshop 2: Social network analysis for journalists using the Twitter API
- Workshop 3: Making visualisations – a survival guide
- Workshop 4: Data visualisation, maps and timelines on a shoestring
Slides, tutorials, articles
- Tutorial and data files from Workshop 1: Excel for Journalists, with Steve Doig (the tutorial is also available as a blog post here)
- Tutorial from Workshop 2: Social Network Analysis for Journalists Using the Twitter API, with Michael Bauer
- Walkthrough, data and tools from Workshop 2: Social Network Analysis for Journalists Using the Twitter API, with Michael Bauer
- Tipsheet Workshop 3: Making Data Visualisations: A Survival Guide
What makes a great visualisation and what is the right type of visualisation for the job? by Gregor Aisch.
- Article about Panel 2: Data and Investigations: Collaborating Across Borders by journalism.co.uk
- Data journalism in 2013: lots to be excited about – article about Panel 1: The State of Data Journalism in 2013 by Editors Weblog
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 panel on Covering emergencies.
- DataSift Mentioned in panel on Covering emergencies.
- Storyful The social media Newswire for Newsrooms
- GeoFeedia Search and Monitor Social Media by Location.
- Spokeo “Spokeo is a people search engine that organizes White-pages listings, Public Records and Social Network Information to help you safely find & learn about people.”
- The Tor project Useful in environments likely to suffer from censorship. Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security known as traffic analysis.
Projects and organisations
- Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (regional group of non-profit investigative centers and independent media stretching from Eastern Europe to Central Asia)
- Wobbing.eu (network of European journalists focused on Freedom of Information)
- Offshore Leaks (investigation into the people behind companies in tax havens worldwide)
- International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
- ProPublica (US-based investigative journalism outlet)
- NPR Elections Big Board
- Investigative Reporters and Editors (US-based association of investigative journalists)
- Datajournalism.it (Italian website dedicated to data journalism)
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