Data journalism is booming in Latin America, particularly in Argentina. La Nación data journalist Carolina Ávila, who led the team that won the best use of data in a breaking news story category in the 2018 Data Journalism Awards, shares their secret to success — an interdisciplinary team, creativity and ability to turn around stories quickly.
Despite increasing state-control, violence against journalists and other threats to press freedom, Southeast Asian journalists are increasingly delving into data journalism and other forms of innovative storytelling and creating a greater impact than ever before — thanks in no small part to Malaysian data journalist Kuang Keng Kuek Ser. GIJN in Chinese editor Siran Liang talked ho him about the rise of data journalism in the region.
Syria is one of the most dangerous countries in the world. But that didn’t stop three Syrian reporters from launching the first investigative journalism organization in the country. They spoke with GIJN Arabic editor Majdoleen Hasan about their work.
What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from June 25 to July 1 finds @FinancialTimes’ timelapse map of pollution over China, @mcrosasb’s choice of five interesting World Cup 2018 visualizations and @Internews’ overview of its data journalism projects in developing country newsrooms.
What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from June 18 to 25 finds a visual story about fixing household stuff by @xocasgv and @GoogleNewsInit, another about fixing political stuff by @Washingtonpost and @paulbradshaw on teaching data journalism.
What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from June 11 to 17 finds three data stories about the World Cup, from @BBCSport, @FT and @TspLeute, @guardian looked at at how urban cycling can change the world and @Bastamag explores 40 years of deaths from police interventions in France.
Position: Training Director, Global Investigative Journalism Network
Deadline: June 30, 2018
GIJN, a fast-growing nonprofit, is looking for a top-notch trainer in investigative and data journalism to help our members and partners around the world. This position involves heavy international travel, building up capacity among journalists in Africa, Asia, Latin America and worldwide. You’ll be part of our extraordinary multicultural team based in eight countries. You’ll work in a collaborative network that is having impact every day on the front lines of journalism. Among the duties:
Speak and run trainings at conferences of investigative journalists;
Organize and conduct workshops on investigative and data journalism;
Assist in answering queries to GIJN’s busy Help Desk;
Assist in building GIJN’s multilingual Resource Center;
Fluency in basic tools of data journalism, including spreadsheets, database management, and mapping;
Effective public speaking and teaching
Experience as a reporter or editor in investigative reporting projects.
Representatives from several data projects in the MENA region made their way to Cairo last month to attend the first Arab Data Journalism Conference. They were there to share their initiatives to help data other Arab journalists — as well as academics and researchers — access reliable data that’s easy to find and delivered in usable formats. A GIJN original.
Traditional war reporting, which mostly focused on revealing the brutality of the conflict in Colombia, is being replaced by new storytelling techniques using alternative narratives and creative digital tools. Here’s Proyecto Coca, Rutas del Conflicto and 4 Ríos.
Data journalism is becoming increasingly important to newsrooms of all sizes. But how can a small newsroom begin to tackle it? Here are 10 steps your newsroom can take to improve data journalism efforts, while taking care of your limited budget.