The Best New Ways To Transcribe

So you’ve got the interview and are ready to transcribe. Whether you’re looking to transcribe yourself, want to try out the latest transcription app, need an automated service or a freelancer to help you out, here’s an overview of 28 tools that can help you efficiently turn audio into text.

Behind the First Arab Data Journalists’ Network

In 2012, Amr Eleraqi launched a data visualization website to introduce the concept of data visualization to the Arabic-speaking world. Earlier this year, Eleraqi and team of nine launched the first Arab Data Journalists’ Network. Here’s how the group plans on changing the data journalism scene in the region.

Data Journalism’s Top Ten

What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from Sept 11 to 17 has @puntofisso using machine learning to map the average face of British politicians, @AftertheFloodco creating a font that turns numbers into sparklines, and @datassist listing seven deadly sins in statistical analysis.

Q&A with New OSCE Rep on Freedom of the Media

At a time when press freedom is deteriorating in many states participating in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, having a voice to raise journalist cases and hold governments to account is vital. In a recent interview, the organization’s new Freedom of the Media representative Harlem Désir discusses his plans and explains why he is prioritizing journalist safety, fighting impunity and combating violent extremism online.

Podcast Rising: From Novelty to Blockbuster

The podcast got a major boost with the wildly popular Serial and hasn’t slowed down since. Susan Valentine rounded up a brief history of the humble podcast, showcasing best practices, useful tools, success stories, some of the latest research findings — and why it’s a great outlet for investigative journalism.

Data Journalism’s Top Ten

What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from August 28 to Sept 3 has the most amusing memes you’ll read all day from  @xocasgv, a trip with @stuartathompson to the New York Times’ morgue to discover fascinating graphics from the 50s and 60s and crowdsourcing flooded roads by @HoustonChron.

Africa’s Internet Shutdowns Stifling Press Freedom

In the run-up to #GIJC17 in Johannesburg in November, we are publishing a series of articles on the state of journalism in Africa to give conference-goers perspective on the continent. In this piece, researcher Jonathan Rozen shows how internet shutdowns in Ethiopia, the Republic of Congo and Cameroon are impacting journalists.