Written by Charles Berret and Cheryl Phillips, this report examines the state of data and computational journalism education, and offers model curricula to help more schools teach and conduct research in these areas.
People come to me: “I want to be a writer.” What kind? “I wanna just write. That’s all I wanna do.” You don’t wanna shoot video on your phone and edit it and post it? “No.” You don’t want to record audio on your phone and post it… “No.” You don’t want to do any basic HTML? “No.” Don’t wanna do data? “No.” You don’t want to do social media? “No.” Here is what you do. Go to Home Depot, buy bunch of wood, build a time machine, and go back to Esquire in 1964, — cause that’s the last time that anybody did that job.
— Evan Smith, Texas Tribune co-founder, CEO, and editor-in-chief
(via The Future of News)
Empiezo a trabajar. Primera tarea: recopilar planes de estudio de grados en Comunicación de las webs públicas de las universidades. ¡Hola, scraping!
Willard C Brinton wrote the first book on data visualisation best practise 100yrs ago. He should be celebrated alongside other visualisation authors such as Tufte, Cairo, Few and Bertin. This tumblr is by Andy Cotgreave (@acotgreave), social content manager at Tableau. Follow the conversation on Twitter with#100yrsOfBrinton. The complete book is available to read on archive.org.
It’s hard to see through a lie unless you stare it right in the face, and what better way to do that than to get our minds dirty and look at some examples of creative and mischievous visual manipulation.
What makes a story truly data-driven? For one, the numbers aren’t caged in a sidebar graph. Instead, the data helps drive the narrative. Data can help narrate as many types of stories as there are angles.
In this excerpt from her forthcoming e-book, Amy Webb outlines a new blueprint for the future of journalism education.
I have gotten a lot better at D3.js development over the past few years, and can trace most of my improvement to coming across a few key tutorials, blogs, books and other resources on the topic. They’ve been a huge help for me, and I’ve gathered a bunch of my favorites in this post to hopefully help others improve their D3 experience.
A community of creative people making sense of complex issues through data and design.