GIJN’s Data Journalism Top 10: Hong Kong Protests, Migration Waves, Democratizing Dataviz

What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from July 22 to 28 finds The New York Times analyzing the catalyst behind Hong Kong’s recent protests, National Geographic visualizing human migration in the past 50 years, Ellery Studio’s fun and informative renewable energy coloring book, and The Economist’s findings that Hillary Clinton could have won the 2016 US election if all Americans had turned up to vote.

The Future of High-Quality Documentaries Reaching A World Audience

Traditionally, documentary films can be a hard sell and haven’t always enraptured audiences. However, these films are now rising to the top of the heap given the possibilities of reaching an ever growing audience in a new battleground — the streaming arena, with the likes of established giants Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and Apple.

How to Keep Our Facebook Posts in Your Feed

You may have heard the buzz that Facebook is changing its newsfeed algorithm yet again. This may mean you might see less of our stories in your newsfeed and more content from your friends and family. Fortunately, there is one simple fix to ensure you do not miss any of our posts on investigative stories, tips and tools. Just follow the steps below. Desktop
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Top Ten #ddj: The Week’s Most Popular Data Journalism Links

Here are top data journalism tweets for May 1-7, per our NodeXL mapping: delayed cherry blossoms (@TheEconomist); dataviz how-to (@albertocairo); 20 million starving (@washingtonpost); Munich route planner code (@Munichrocker); FB German filter bubble (@SZ); Open Data Index (@pinardag); and more.

What a Trump Presidency Means for the Media: A Reading List

Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election has given rise to questions about credibility of traditional media outlets, the role of the media in shaping public opinion, and a changing media landscape. Even the future existence of free media as it is known today is a cause of concern for many in the media community if Trump’s attacks against the press during his election campaign are taken into account. GFMD has complied a selection of articles encompassing these wide-ranging issues.

অনলাইনে গবেষণা ও অনুসন্ধানের যত কৌশল

ওপেন সোর্স অনুসন্ধানের জন্য সবচে জরুরী টুল হলো সার্চ ইঞ্জিন। এর সাথে যদি সোশ্যাল মিডিয়া, ডোমেইন লুক-আপ এবং সংবাদপত্র ও টেলিফোন ডিরেক্টরির মত প্রথাগত উৎস যোগ করা যায়, তাহলে শুধু ইন্টারনেটে ঘাঁটাঘাটি করেই আপনি অনুসন্ধানী রিপোর্টের জন্য অনেক কার্যকর তথ্য বের করে আনতে পারবেন।

Online Research Tools and Investigative Techniques

Search engines are an intrinsic part of the array of commonly used “open source” research tools. Together with social media, domain name look-ups and more traditional solutions such as newspapers, effective web searching will help you find vital information. Many people find that search engines often bring up disappointing results from dubious sources. A few tricks, however, can ensure that you corner the pages you are looking for, from sites you can trust. The same goes for searching social networks and other sources to locate people.