Top Ten #ddj: The Week’s Most Popular Data Journalism Links


What's the data-driven journalism crowd tweeting about? Here are the Top Ten links for April 10-16: must-read books for #ddj beginners, data tools for covering elections, resources for working with open data, mapping the Internet in Europe, and an upcoming bootcamp in Pakistan. Continue Reading →

What Is Data Journalism — Journalists Offer An “Explication”

The good people at the Journalism in the Americas Blog, who just hosted the always interesting International Symposium on Online Journalism, alerted us to a useful new video, “Data Journalism: An Explication.” Here are journalists doing their best to define data journalism.The video comes from Cindy Royal, an associate professor, and Dale Blasingame, a lecturer, in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University.

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Investigative Journalism in China: Challenge, Risk, and Opportunity


If you put “investigative journalism + China” in a Google search bar, you'll probably be disappointed with the few results it returns. There is a book about the topic, "Investigative Journalism in China: Eight Cases in Chinese Watchdog Journalism," which I read a few years ago and would still recommend. For the English-reading world, there is really limited information about this important topic. Even if your Chinese is good enough to perform a search, you will again be surprised about how few relevant results you get. This is not an indication that investigative journalism is dead in China. Continue Reading →

The Research Desk: Tips on Digging into Scholarly Research Journals


Some think of scholarly or academic journals and the articles they contain as boring, not easy to read, and not useful if you're not an academic. While this might be the case for some articles, the belief that this is the case for all articles in all publications is wrong. Academic and scholarly publications can be of tremendous value to the journalist and researcher. Continue Reading →