Paul Myers: News Media Should Not Be Intimidated

The boom of internet technology and social media networks have allowed journalists to access information which had previously been out of reach. Apps, sites and devices let ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances become reporters. However, internet research expert Paul Myers cautions that investigative journalists need to be incredibly sensitive when running stories and never expose innocent people to attack and ridicule.

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

What’s the data-driven journalism (#ddj) crowd tweeting about? Here are the week’s top ten data journalism links for Feb. 6-12. Explore ICIJ’s Swiss Leaks Data, make better inferences with statistical graphs (Edward Tufte), search for text more easily from OUseful.info, and more. This list is determined by NodeXL, a social media network mapping program.