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Data Journalism

Bringing Data Journalism to China

Zhimin Huang is widely cited as one of the first people to do data journalism in China. He spoke with Storybench about the state of data journalism in China and his perspective on data accessibility in the country.

Case Studies

How They Did It: ProPublica’s Engagement Journalism

There is power in a crowd, and harnessing crowd contributions have become increasingly useful in investigative journalism. New York-based ProPublica shows how newsrooms are integrating crowdsourcing as a routine reporting tool, using it for data collection and to connect with and gather personal stories from readers.

Data Journalism

Opening Up Data in Russia’s Closed System

As one of Russia’s few data journalists, Anastasia Valeeva has trained dozens of journalists in the former Soviet Union, the Balkans and Europe. Her recent study for the Reuters Institute at Oxford University delved into the ways investigative journalists are using open data in Russia. She spoke to GIJN’s Olga Simanovych about what she found.

Resource

How to Make Audiences Love Good Journalism

Changing the way accountability stories are written takes research, preparation, listening and even a bit of psychology. In an excerpt from from a recent American Press Institute report, here are some recommendations from experts about persuasion and communications — as well as examples from news organizations that are using non-narrative, data and visual elements to make the best of journalism better for audiences.

Reporting Tools & Tips

Audience Development Essentials for Journalists

Likes in your social network, praises from friends or numbers of clicks aren’t enough to drive an audience development strategy. Here’s what every independent news media organization needs to know about creating expertise in audience development that will help you measure and maximize your reach.

Methodology

Lava Jato: A Case Study in Cross-Border Investigation

What appeared to be a case of money laundering done through a network of laundromats and car washes turned out to be the largest corruption network in Brazilian history, and one that ultimately extended to at least 12 countries. If it weren’t for the collaborative efforts of journalists and media houses across the continent – and into Africa – the whole story could not have been told.

Data Journalism

Best of Data Journalism for Video Storytelling

Wondering how to best adapt data journalism for broadcast? UK online journalism expert Paul Bradshaw has done a round-up of impressive examples from five countries — a primer on exploring data storytelling for video and television.

Data Journalism

Top Ten #ddj: This Week’s Top Data Journalism

What’s the global #ddj community tweeting about? Our NodeXL mapping from June 19 to 25 includes Germany’s housing discrimination problem by @SPIEGELONLINE and @br_data, data on police interaction with the public from @StanfordEng and @StanfordJourn and a report on big data for gender from @Data2X.

Data Journalism

FOIA This! Big Stories in Government Data

Data on government workforces might not sound that exciting — that is until you consider the trove of information it can help uncover. Here’s how journalists worldwide are using FOI requests to dig into great stories.