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Behind the unlikely success of PolitiFact and the Truth-O-Meter

Last updated: 08/22/2017

PolitiFact made this prop Truth-O-Meter for a 2007 promotional music video (watch it below). Courtesy photo. There were lots of good reasons we shouldn’t have started PolitiFact

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Data Driven Journalism

Last updated: 08/19/2017

Data journalism is an emerging discipline that brings together knowledge from several disciplines, including journalism, social sciences, information science, data and computer sci

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How to Make High Quality Data Visualizations for Websites With R and ggplot2

Last updated: 08/15/2017

If you’ve been following my blog, I like to use R and ggplot2 for data visualization. A lot. One of my older blog posts, An Introduction on How to Make Beautiful Charts With R a

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Get with the program: The benefits of coding skills in the newsroom

Last updated: 08/12/2017

As the skills needed to work in digital journalism continue to develop, coding remains a valuable asset for news organisations looking to enhance their reporting. But what are the

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Computational thinking and the next wave of data journalism

Last updated: 08/04/2017

In this second extract from a forthcoming book chapter I look at the role that computational thinking is likely to play in the next wave of data journalism — and the need to prob

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A new program wants to help more people in news orgs — beyond journalists — get literate with data

Last updated: 07/27/2017

News organizations these days are spending a lot of time and energy making sure that data plays a central role in their newsrooms. But fewer are putting as much effort into buildin

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Representative media: 'when you meet people face-to-face, you can do much more' - newsrewired

Last updated: 07/20/2017

From the outside local and national news outlets seem like very different organisations – but aren’t their challenges growing ever similar? If so, then what can they do to impr

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Open Data's Impact - Developing Economies

Last updated: 07/20/2017

Women of Uganda Network Acknowledgements The authors would like to thank our partners at USAID: Mark Cardwell, Samir Doshi, Priya Jaisinghani, Merrick Schaefer, Vivian Ranson, Josh

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Today in OpenGov: This is actually about ethics in government

Last updated: 07/18/2017

Jul 17, 2017 1:44 pm Share This: Last week, we rejoined Medium . Please connect with us there, if you’re on the platform. We are looking for feedback on what you’d like to hear

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Seven Innovative Journalism Courses You Should Take This Fall - Storybench

Last updated: 07/16/2017

“While writing, shooting, and editing are often solitary activities, great work emerges in the spaces between people.” We couldn’t have said it better than David Carr, whose

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