Tag: data journalism
Tip sheet explaining a few basic statistical techniques that can help reporters and editors make decisions when there is some ambiguity -- and a borderline “call” -- inherent in the numbers.
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Basic polling concepts for journalists, including how polls are conducted, polling organizations, and things to watch out for when reporting on polling results.
Tutorial on how to use the programming language Python to scrape website data from a local county prison roster. The exercise highlights website source code and data structures.
2015 paper from the University of Maryland highlighting the emerging field of reporting on algorithms and laying out definitions, strategies and key issues for reporters.
2015 report from the Pew Research Center based on the first national survey testing responses to government openness projects and measuring public perceptions.
From "sample" to "confounding variables," a compilation of useful statistical concepts with which journalism students and working journalists should be familiar.
Federal databases that can provide insight into reporting on local affairs, including hospital outcomes, public schools’ disciplinary practices, local farms and firearms dealers.
2015 roundup of useful materials and tip sheets that can help journalists improve their mathematical reasoning skills and reduce errors across a range of subjects.
Terms and concepts relating to academic research methods, theories and ways of thinking about questions.
2015 review of some of the best free, open tools on the Web for creating charts, graphs, videos, timelines and more. We recommend applications and discuss merits and drawbacks.
2014 list of data sources and tools from a range of federal agencies, courtesy of Katherine R. Smith, executive director of the Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics.
With a growing number of public datasets and data-visualization tools available, we provide a simple exercise in how to create a time-series graph using Quartz's Chartbuilder application.
Running list of useful datasets that can help drive stories as well as best practices, interviews with leading journalists and primers for journalists and students to sharpen their skills.
2014 report from Journalist's Resource suggeting improvements to the Federal Statistical Agency websites and offering recommendations on how the agencies could better help news media.
2014 conversation with a leading practitioner of data journalism. Cohen is editor of computer-assisted reporting at the New York Times and board president of Investigative Reporters & Editors.