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What We Learned from Staring at Social Media Data for a Year

Last updated: 10/21/2017

It’s become crucial for reporters to gain a better grasp of the social web. Recent revelations around Russian interference with the 2016 presidential elections and Donald Trumpâ€

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How network analysis helps journalists identify social media influencers

Last updated: 10/14/2017

Influencer marketing through social media quickly rose in prominence as more and more people joined social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.  Today, campaigns and brands

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How one Indian newsroom is using Google tools to improve digital storytelling

Last updated: 10/12/2017

Easy-to-use digital tools, like Google Fusion Tables and Google MyMaps, can help journalists add data and visualizations to their reporting, breaking down complex topics from the n

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How Zhimin Huang is bringing a culture of data journalism to China - Storybench

Last updated: 10/11/2017

At the end of 2013, Chinese newsrooms got a tip that Zhou Yongkang, the former head of China’s security services, was being investigated for abuse of power and corruption, journa

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How the Financial Times built an interactive app to calculate what parts of your job will be automated - Storybench

Last updated: 10/11/2017

Earlier this year, the Financial Times published a story that examined the impact artificial intelligence will have on jobs. Using data from the McKinsey Global Institute, FT cre

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5 Exceptional ways online journalism used data in 2017

Last updated: 10/10/2017

Over the weekend, the Online News Association announced the winners of the 2017 Online Journalism Awards. Innovative reporting on leaked data, prison reform, and undue police force

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2017 Online Journalism Awards winners include Le Temps, The Washington Post and STAT - Online Journalism Awards

Last updated: 10/09/2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Superlative reporting on leaked data, prison reform and undue police force led coverage that garnered top honors for 29 media organizations Saturday night at t

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4 examples of computational thinking in journalism

Last updated: 10/07/2017

Today I will be introducing my MA Data Journalism students to computational thinking techniques (you can read my post about why that’s important here). As part of my preparations

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The Poverty of “Data Journalism” and the Irony of Gun Control – Talking Points Memo

Last updated: 10/06/2017

Two days ago The Washington Post published an OpEd by a former 538 journalist named Leah Libresco. She explains that she was a staunch advocate of gun control until she did a deep

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Holding the powerful accountable, using data – Data Journalism Awards – Medium

Last updated: 10/06/2017

It is referred to as one of the main goals of modern journalism, and yet, in many parts of the world, holding the powerful accountable causes a great amount of threats and challeng

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