How Not To Be Wrong

While your story can be true, it might be wrong. That’s what New York Times data journalist Robert Gebeloff explained at the recent European Investigative Journalism Conference & Dataharvest. Check out some of Gebleoff’s tips, and a data journalism checklist.

Top Ten #ddj: The Week’s Top Data Journalism Items

What has the #ddj community been tweeting about? Our NodeXL mapping from May 15-21 includes North Korea’s targets (@PostGraphics), Wannacry’s ransomware spoils in real time (@TA_Interaktiv), Berlin’s space use in a gorgeous map (@tagesspiegel) and the White House guests (@Poynter & @Politico).

West African Journalists Launch Investigative Hub

The April gathering in Ouagadougou marked the start of operational activities of the Norbert Zongo Cell for Investigative Journalism in West Africa, an investigative hub where journalists can access grants, resources, mentoring and form cross-border collaborations.

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

Here are top data journalism tweets for May 1-7, per our NodeXL mapping: delayed cherry blossoms (@TheEconomist); dataviz how-to (@albertocairo); 20 million starving (@washingtonpost); Munich route planner code (@Munichrocker); FB German filter bubble (@SZ); Open Data Index (@pinardag); and more.