Data Journalism: A Handbook, Guides and a Competition

A Data Journalism Handbook is about to be written by a group of well-known authors.  The structure of the handbook is ready, waiting to be filled with useful information helping data journalists to find interesting data and write exciting stories.

Click the picture to read the Handbook in Google Docs.

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Official Statistics could …

… give a little help as this topic has been discussed on many occasions and has led to several documents:

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Source: Statistical dissemination and communication (DissComm) – UNECE.

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Some reflections about Statistical Storytelling …

— may also contribute

Storytelling revisited. IMAODBC Vilnius 2010

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A data journalism seminar (in German)  may be seen as a kind of handbook too:

Datenjournalismus. Übersichtsseminar mit praktischen Übungen zum Thema Datenjournalismus, Wien 18.11.2011

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And now: A Data Journalism competition

‘The European Journalism Centre, a non-profit based in Maastricht, has been running data training workshops for several years. It is producing the Data Journalism Awards website and administering the prize. “This new initiative should help convince editors around the world that data journalism is not a crazy idea, but a viable part of the industry,” says Wilfried Ruetten, Director of the center.

Projects should be submitted to http://www.datajournalismawards.org. The deadline is April 10, 2012. Entries should have been published or aired between April 11, 2011 and April 10, 2012. Media companies, non-profit organisations, freelancers and individuals are eligible.

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Easy reading is damn hard writing.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

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