Getting started with data journalism does not require huge resources. The basic skills can help you develop data stories in any size newsroom.
This book outlines the skills that have helped power award-winning journalism. The majority of the examples in this book are actual stories which have been run in a regional newspaper, giving an idea of the kind of content data journalism skills can be used to generate.
This book will teach you how to:
Source data for your projects
Clean messy data
Understand and analyse data
Find the story in your data
Create visualisations from maps to social interactives
Claire Miller is an award winning data journailist working for regional newspapers in the UK.
Her day to day job involves using data skills to dig out data, find stories, and create visualisations.
She runs the WalesOnline datastore (www.walesonline.co.uk/data), a repository for the data and graphics relating to stories published in Media Wales newspapers. It was the first of its kind in regional newspapers and won the Digital Award at the Regional Press Awards. One of the stories on the number of children being placed in foster care outside Wales by Welsh councils, won a Data Journalism Award for investigative journalism.
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