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Document of the Day: ProPublica’s Guide to Collaborative Data Journalism Projects

Increasingly, the most ambitious data journalism projects are fueled by collaborations. These can be key when working with huge datasets (think ICIJ’s Panama Papers or Implant Files). But collaboration isn’t easy: It takes some patience, and a lot of planning. ProPublica has created an excellent playbook covering key questions like figuring out whether a project makes sense for collaboration; how to assemble partnerships and what form they might take; and then launching the project, maintaining it, and winding it down.

The open-source playbook is available on GitBook in both English, Portuguese and Spanish.


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