School of Data Journalism – International Journalism Festival, Perugia

In collaboration with the International Journalism Festival, the School of Data team helps to organise the School of Data Journalism at the International Journalism Festival, Perugia.

This page contains the workshop materials from the 2013 School of Data Journalism.

Video recordings 

Panel Discussions


Slides, tutorials, articles


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