The Data Journalism Handbook

How Journalists Can Use Data to Improve the News

Author: Jonathan Gray,Lucy Chambers,Liliana Bounegru

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449330029

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 242

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When you combine the sheer scale and range of digital information now available with a journalist’s "nose for news" and her ability to tell a compelling story, a new world of possibility opens up. With The Data Journalism Handbook, you’ll explore the potential, limits, and applied uses of this new and fascinating field. This valuable handbook has attracted scores of contributors since the European Journalism Centre and the Open Knowledge Foundation launched the project at MozFest 2011. Through a collection of tips and techniques from leading journalists, professors, software developers, and data analysts, you’ll learn how data can be either the source of data journalism or a tool with which the story is told—or both. Examine the use of data journalism at the BBC, the Chicago Tribune, the Guardian, and other news organizations Explore in-depth case studies on elections, riots, school performance, and corruption Learn how to find data from the Web, through freedom of information laws, and by "crowd sourcing" Extract information from raw data with tips for working with numbers and statistics and using data visualization Deliver data through infographics, news apps, open data platforms, and download links
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The Data Journalism Handbook

Author: Jonathan Gray,Liliana Bounegru,Lucy Chambers

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449330061

Category: Computers

Page: 220

View: 1298

With The Data Journalism Handbook, you'll explore the potential, limits, and applied use of this new and fascinating field. This handbook has attracted scores of contributors since the European Journalism Centre and the Open Knowledge Foundation launchedthe project at MozFest 2011. Through a collection of tips and techniques form leading journalists, professors, software developers, and data analysts, you'll learn how data can be wither the source of data journalism or a tool with which the story is told--or both.
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Computer-Assisted Reporting

A Practical Guide

Author: Brant Houston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317519426

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

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This straightforward and effective how-to guide provides the basics for any journalist or student beginning to use data for news stories. It has step-by-step instructions on how to do basic data analysis in journalism while addressing why these digital tools should be an integral part of reporting in the 21st century. The book pays particular attention to the need for accuracy in computer-assisted reporting and to both the potential and pitfalls in utilizing large datasets in journalism. An ideal core text for courses on data-driven journalism or computer-assisted reporting, Houston pushes back on current trends by helping current and future journalists become more accountable for the accuracy and relevance of the data they acquire and share. Online instructor's materials are available to adopting professors, and additional exercises are available free online to students at the below address: http://ire.org/carbook/ username: carbook password: carbook4
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Ethics for Journalists

Author: N.A

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134085435

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 318

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Ethics for Journalists tackles many of the issues which journalists face in their everyday lives – from the media's supposed obsession with sex, sleaze and sensationalism, to issues of regulation and censorship. Its accessible style and question and answer approach highlights the relevance of ethical issues for everyone involved in journalism, both trainees and professionals, whether working in print, broadcast or new media. Ethics for Journalists provides a comprehensive overview of ethical dilemmas and features interviews with a number of journalists, including the celebrated investigative reporter Phillip Knightley. Presenting a range of imaginative strategies for improving media standards and supported by a thorough bibliography and a wide ranging list of websites, Ethics for Journalists, second edition, considers many problematic subjects including: representations of gender, race, sexual orientation, disability, mental health and suicide ethics online – ‘citizen journalism’ and its challenges to ‘professionalism’ controversial calls for a privacy law to restrain the power of the press journalistic techniques such as sourcing the news, doorstepping, deathknocks and the use of subterfuge the handling of confidential sources and the dilemmas of war and peace reporting.
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Online Newsgathering: Research and Reporting for Journalism

Author: Stephen Quinn,Stephen Lamble

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 113603305X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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Journalists used to rely on their notepad and pen. Today, professional journalists rely on the computer-and not just for the writing. Much, if not all, of a journalist's research happens on a computer. If you are journalist of any kind, you need to know how to find the information you need online. This book will show you how to find declassified governmental files, statistics of all kinds, simple and complex search engines for small and large data gathering, and directories of subject experts. This book is for the many journalists around the world who didn't attend a formal journalism school before going to work, those journalists who were educated before online research became mainstream, and for any student studying journalism today. It will teach you how to use the Internet wisely, efficiently and comprehensively so that you will always have your facts straight and fast. Online Newsgathering: . reflects the most current thinking . is pertinent to both industry and education . focuses on what people need to know Please visit the authors' companion website at http://computerassistedreporting.com for additional resources.
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News, Numbers and Public Opinion in a Data-Driven World

Author: An Nguyen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501330357

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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From the quality of the air we breathe to the national leaders we choose, data and statistics are a pervasive feature of daily life and daily news. But how do news, numbers and public opinion interact with each other ? and with what impacts on society at large? Featuring an international roster of established and emerging scholars, this book is the first comprehensive collection of research into the little understood processes underpinning the uses/misuses of statistical information in journalism and their socio-psychological and political effects. Moving beyond the hype around ?data journalism," News, Numbers and Public Opinion delves into a range of more latent, fundamental questions such as: ú Is it true that most citizens and journalists do not have the necessary skills and resources to critically process and assess numbers? ú How do/should journalists make sense of the increasingly data-driven world? ú What strategies, formats and frames do journalists use to gather and represent different types of statistical data in their stories? ú What are the socio-psychological and political effects of such data gathering and representation routines, formats and frames on the way people acquire knowledge and form attitudes? ú What skills and resources do journalists and publics need to deal effectively with the influx of numbers into in daily work and life ? and how can newsrooms and journalism schools meet that need? The book is a must-read for not only journalists, journalism and media scholars, statisticians and data scientists but also anybody interested in the interplay between journalism, statistics and society.
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The Online Journalism Handbook

Skills to Survive and Thrive in the Digital Age

Author: Paul Bradshaw

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317645138

Category: Social Science

Page: 358

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The Online Journalism Handbook has established itself globally as the leading guide to the fast-moving world of digital journalism, showcasing the multiple possibilities for researching, writing and storytelling offered to journalists through new technologies. In this new edition, Paul Bradshaw presents an engaging mix of technological expertise with real world practical guidance to illustrate how those training and working as journalists can improve the development, presentation and global reach of their story through web-based technologies. The new edition is thoroughly revised and updated, featuring: a significantly expanded section on the history of online journalism business models; a new focus on the shift to mobile-first methods of consumption and production; a brand new chapter on online media law written by Professor Tim Crook of Goldsmiths, University of London, UK; a redeveloped section on interactivity, with an introduction to coding for journalists; advice on the journalistic uses of vertical video, live video, 360 and VR. The Online Journalism Handbook is a guide for all journalism students and professional journalists, as well as being of key interest to digital media practitioners.
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Research Skills for Journalists

Author: Vanessa Edwards

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317294521

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Research Skills for Journalists is a comprehensive, engaging and highly practical guide to developing the varied skillset needed for producing well researched, quality journalism across a range of platforms. Illustrated with original interviews and case studies, the book guides readers through a clear understanding of sources of news, as well as illustrating the skills needed to undertake successful digital and non-digital research and to conduct interviews for a variety of media. It examines the skills needed for basic data journalism and presents an in-depth exploration of the different research skills specific to producing print and online text, as well as those for broadcast and multimedia journalism. Key research skills explored in the book include: Developing digital research skills, including researching through search engines, messages boards, discussion groups and web forums, social media, apps, and using user generated content Working with data, including sourcing, auditing and analysing data, data visualisation and understanding the importance of accuracy and context Essential non-digital research skills, including telephone technique, using libraries and working with librarians, understanding copyright, working with picture libraries and research services, and producing freedom of information requests Working directly with people to research stories, including the power of persuasion, tracking down great contributors, managing and protecting sources, planning and managing interviews, and interviewing vulnerable people Researching for multimedia production of stories, including researching a radio story, podcast or video story, and planning for outside broadcasts. Research Skills for Journalists also explores specialist research skills needed for working overseas and investigates new areas, which could be used for journalism research in the future. The book is illustrated with original contributions by journalists from a variety of backgrounds; including veteran investigative journalist John Pilger, pioneering data journalist Simon Rogers and The Bureau of Investigative Journalism’s award-winning reporter Abigail Fielding-Smith. It is an invaluable guide for students and practitioners of journalism to the skills needed for finding and developing original news stories today.
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Social Media for Journalists

Principles and Practice

Author: Megan Knight,Clare Cook

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446291197

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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"Untangles the jargon and sets out the route-map for how the social network can enable us to become major contributors to the multiplatform digital age. The right message, the right time - this is the right book for taking advantage of it all." - Jon Snow, Channel 4 News The essential guide to understanding and harnessing the tools of journalism today, Meagan Knight and Clare Cook show you how to master the enduring rules of good practice and the new techniques of social media. The book gives a thorough guide to principles and practice, including: How to find, write and break stories with social media An online journalism toolkit to get you started Using crowdsourcing to find and follow stories Getting on top of user-generated content The ins and outs of copyright and ethics Building your brand and making money The new economy of journalism and how to get ahead. More than a simple 'how-to' guide, this book takes you to the next level with its integration of theory and practice. It is a one-stop guide for students and practitioners of journalism.
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Precision Journalism

A Reporter's Introduction to Social Science Methods

Author: Philip Meyer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1461641187

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Philip Meyer's work in precision journalism established a new and ongoing trend-the use by reporters of social science research techniques to increase the depth and accuracy of major stories. In this fully updated, fourth edition of the classic Precision Journalism (known as The New Precision Journalism in its third edition), Meyer shows journalists and students of journalism how to use new technology to analyze data and provide more precise information in easier-to-understand forms. This accessible book is an important resource for working journalists and an indispensable text for all journalism majors.
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Working With Numbers and Statistics

A Handbook for Journalists

Author: Charles Livingston,Paul S. Voakes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135605939

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 120

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Working With Numbers and Statistics: A Handbook for Journalists will bolster math skills and improve math confidence for journalists at all skill levels. Authors Charles Livingston and Paul Voakes developed this resource book to improve journalistic writing and reporting, enabling journalists to: *make accurate, reliable computations, which in turn enables one to make relevant comparisons, put facts into perspective, and lend important context to stories; *recognize inaccurate presentations, whether willfully spun or just carelessly relayed; *ask appropriate questions about numerical matters; *translate complicated numbers for viewers and readers in ways they can readily understand; *understand computer-assisted reporting; and *write livelier, more precise pieces through the use of numbers. The math is presented in a journalistic context throughout, enabling readers to see how the procedures will come into play in their work. Working With Numbers and Statistics is designed as a reference work for journalism students developing their writing and reporting skills. It will also serve professionals as a useful tool to improve their understanding and use of numbers in news stories.
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The Journalist's Guide to American Law

Author: John T. Nockleby

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136895337

Category: Social Science

Page: 380

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This easy-to-use guidebook offers an overview of American law that should find a place on the desk of any journalism student or professional journalist. The Journalist’s Guide to American Law provides an overview of major legal principles and issues in practical terms for journalists covering any aspect of the legal system. The book’s organization captures both the bird’s-eye view of the subject and offers an easy reference guide when the professional needs to understand a distinct legal concept. The areas covered range from professional concerns such as the First Amendment, cameras in the courtroom, Sunshine laws, and access to government documents to general legal matters such as the institutions of law and the lawmaking function of the judiciary, core constitutional principles such as separation of powers and judicial review, and the day-to-day functioning of courts. Equally at home on the desk of the general assignment reporter or the legal correspondent, as well as their producers and editors, the book equips the journalist with the knowledge required to translate complex legal notions into plain English.
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Facts are Sacred

The Power of Data

Author: Simon Rogers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571301614

Category: Almanacs

Page: 311

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What is the true human cost of the war in Afghanistan? What are the real effects of the austerity measure? And how did the London riots spread so quickly?Facts are Sacred, the Guardian's award-winning datablog, publishes and analyses seemingly benign data - released under the auspices of transparency - to bring its readers astonishing revelations about the way we live now. It reveals how data has changed our world and what we can learn from it. Now, the most telling findings from the blog are brought together to give us the facts and figures behind the headlines, beautifully illustrated with extensive data visualisations. Ground-breaking and fascinating, it celebrates a resource that has pushed the boundaries of modern journalism and is a manifesto for a new way of seeing things.
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Journalism After Snowden

The Future of the Free Press in the Surveillance State

Author: Emily Bell,Taylor Owen

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231540671

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Edward Snowden's release of classified NSA documents exposed the widespread government practice of mass surveillance in a democratic society. The publication of these documents, facilitated by three journalists, as well as efforts to criminalize the act of being a whistleblower or source, signaled a new era in the coverage of national security reporting. The contributors to Journalism After Snowden analyze the implications of the Snowden affair for journalism and the future role of the profession as a watchdog for the public good. Integrating discussions of media, law, surveillance, technology, and national security, the book offers a timely and much-needed assessment of the promises and perils for journalism in the digital age. Journalism After Snowden is essential reading for citizens, journalists, and academics in search of perspective on the need for and threats to investigative journalism in an age of heightened surveillance. The book features contributions from key players involved in the reporting of leaks of classified information by Edward Snowden, including Alan Rusbridger, former editor-in-chief of The Guardian; ex-New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson; legal scholar and journalist Glenn Greenwald; and Snowden himself. Other contributors include dean of Columbia Graduate School of Journalism Steve Coll, Internet and society scholar Clay Shirky, legal scholar Cass Sunstein, and journalist Julia Angwin. Topics discussed include protecting sources, digital security practices, the legal rights of journalists, access to classified data, interpreting journalistic privilege in the digital age, and understanding the impact of the Internet and telecommunications policy on journalism. The anthology's interdisciplinary nature provides a comprehensive overview and understanding of how society can protect the press and ensure the free flow of information.
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Reporting Dangerously

Journalist Killings, Intimidation and Security

Author: Simon Cottle,Richard Sambrook,Nick Mosdell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137406704

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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More journalists are being killed, attacked and intimidated than at any time in history. Reporting Dangerously: Journalist Killings, Intimidation and Security examines the statistics and looks at the trends in journalist killings and intimidation around the world. It identifies what factors have led to this rise and positions these in historical and global contexts. This important study also provides case studies and first-hand accounts from journalists working in some of the most dangerous places in the world today and seeks to understand the different pressures they must confront. It also examines industry and political responses to these trends and pressures as well as the latest international initiatives aimed at challenging cultures of impunity and keeping journalists safe. Throughout, the authors argue that journalism contributes a vital if often neglected role in the formation and conduct of civil societies. This is why reporting from ‘uncivil’ places matters and this is why journalists are often positioned in harm’s way. The responsibility to report in a globalizing world of crises and human insecurity, and the responsibility to try and keep journalists safe while they do so, it is argued, belongs to us all.
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Investigative Reporting

A study in technique

Author: David Spark

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 113602946X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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This important book defines what investigative reporting is and what qualities it requires. Drawing on the experience of many well-known journalists in the field, the author identifies the skills, common factors and special circumstances involved in a wide variety of investigations. It examines how opportunities for investigations can be found and pursued, how informants can be persuaded to yield needed information and how and where this information can be checked. It also stresses the dangers and legal constraints that have to be contended with and shows real life examples such as the Cook Report formula, the Jonathan Aitken investigation and the Birmingham Six story. David Spark, himself a freelance writer of wide experience, examines how opportunities for investigations can be found and pursued, how informants can be persuaded to yield needed information and how and where this information can be checked. He also stresses the dangers and legal constraints that have to be contended with and shows investigators at work in two classic inquiries: · The mysterious weekend spent in Paris by Jonathan Aitken, then Minister of Defence Procurement · The career of masterspy Kim Philby Investigative Reporting looks at such fields for inquiry as company frauds (including those of Robert Maxwell), consumer complaints, crime, police malpractice, the intelligence services, local government and corruption in Parliament and in overseas and international bodies. The author believes that the conclusions that emerge from this far-reaching survey are of value not only in investigative journalism, but to practitioners in all branches of reporting.
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Data Journalism: Inside the Global Future

Author: Acting Director of Newspaper Journalism at the Department of Journalism Tom Felle,Tom Felle,John Mair,Damian Radcliffe

Publisher: Theschoolbook.com

ISBN: 9781845496630

Category: Computers

Page: 332

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Recent advances in digital technologies are allowing data journalists to find and tell stories in new and visually exciting ways, often working in collaboration with developers, statisticians and designers. It's a new frontier for many newsrooms, but not without its own teething pains. This much anticipated follow-up volume to the bestselling Data Journalism: Mapping the future features 30 chapters from journalists, developers and academics on both sides of the Atlantic and further afield. It is an essential primer for wannabe data hacks and others interested in the trade. The Editors: Tom Felle lectures at the Department of Journalism, City University London; John Mair is a journalism academic and former BBC director/producer; Damian Radcliffe is Carolyn S Chambers Professor in Journalism at the University of Oregon. Contributors include Simon Rogers, Data Editor at Google; Nick Phipps, an editor at Sky News; Helena Bengtsson, Editor, Data Projects at the Guardian; Megan Lucero, Data Journalism Editor at The Times and The Sunday Times, London; and Steve Doig, Knight Chair in Journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University. Kathryn Corrick, independent consultant; Eva Constantaras, Internews; Andy Dickinson, University of Central Lancashire; Gavin Freeguard, Institute for Government; Adam Frost and Tobias Sturt, Graphic; Jan Goodey, Kingston University, London; Alexander B Howard, writer and editor, Washington, DC; Kathryn Hayes, University of Limerick, Ireland; Jonathan Hewett, City University London; Bella Hurrell and John Walton, BBC Visual Journalism team; Liz Hannaford, Manchester Metropolitan University; Gabriel Keeble-Gagnere, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia; Isabelle Marchand, data journalist, PRISM; Martin Moore and Gordon Neil Ramsay, Kings College London; Matteo Moretti, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano; Sanjit Oberai, Quintillion; AEndrew Rininsland, The Times and The Sunday Times, London; Zara Rahman, researcher and writer, Berlin, Germany; Emily Shackleton, digital journalist, London; Jonathan Spencer, BBC News; Nicole Smith Dahmen, University of Oregon; Jonathan Stoneman, former journalist at the BBC Word Service; and Jacqui Taylor, founder, FlyingBinary."
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The Elements of Journalism

What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect

Author: Bill Kovach,Tom Rosenstiel

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)

ISBN: 0804136785

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 332

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The authors outline the main principles of journalism, discussing the ethical and professional issues affecting the work of newspeople, the forces shaping the profession, and the future of journalism. 50,000 first printing.
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