That’s not to say that other newsrooms don’t have investigative teams that employ data analysts or do regular data-led investigations, but he hasn’t heard of any other newsroom that had a dedicated team of data journalists working full-time on such investigations.
Global News data desk journalist Patrick Cain outlines his favourite five free data journalism tools: Google Fusion tables, NodeXL, Scapetoad, JQuery Data Tables, and Tableau Public.
When the CBC's Fifth Estate came calling for information on Canada's hospitals, the provinces responded with a collective "no." Data journalism editor Fred Vallance-Jones says it happens all too often.
The Data Journalism Handbook is available online for free, and includes insight into how top news organizations use data to enhance their reporting.
In the second of our continuing series of video tutorials on using data journalism tools, Fred Vallance-Jones shows you how to calculate percentages in a Google Docs spreadsheet.
Raw data can be the foundation for good stories—you just have to know how to use it. Here, David McKie explains the benefits of computer assisted reporting and data-driven journalism and the sessions that he, Glen McGregor and Fred Vallance-Jones will be running at the upcoming CAJ Conference.
In the first of a series of video tutorials on data journalism tools, J-Source's Computer Assisted Reporting editor Fred Vallance-Jones goes over how to use a Google spreadsheet to do some basic sorting and summing of information from the Internet.
Data journalism is changing, and so is this space. We're going to make it less a place for insiders and more a place where all journalists and journalism students can learn how to find and use data. We're going to talk a lot about free cloud-based tools that you can use to find stories, create stunning visualizations, and impress your bosses (or potential bosses!). We'll still bring you stories of new developments in the field, but every second Friday, we'll bring you what were calling, for lack of a better term, "data journalism for beginners."
Check out this list of helpful web tools for journalists and tutorials on how to use the most popular social networking tools for news — including Pinterest.
If you hear the word ‘hacker’ and all you can think is News of the World scandal, stop cringing. Cecil Rosner explains how working with hackers who mine for publicly available data can be beneficial to not-so-tech-savvy journalists.