VIDEO: How to plan an investigation or large editorial project
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by paulbradshawuk
1M ago
Planning an investigation, or any larger editorial project, raises its own particular challenges — but if you know where to look, you can find resources that are especially useful in anticipating and tackling those. This video, made for students on the MA in Data Journalism at Birmingham City University, introduces and explores two such resources: Mark Lee Hunter‘s story-based inquiry method; and breaking down an investigation into five roles; . It also touches on issues to consider in undercover reporting or the use of subterfuge. Further video clips of Mark Lee Hunter and Luuk Sengers ..read more
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Olaya Argüeso: “Data journalism stories, when they are done, are really easy to implement on the local level”
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by criscrisusk
1M ago
Photo: Ivo Mayr, CORRECTIV.Europe The CORRECTIV.Europe project, founded by German investigative media outlet Correctiv, aims to help local journalism publish data stories who wouldn’t otherwise have the time or money to do it. Cristina Puerta speaks to its editor-in-chief Olaya Argüeso. “[CORRECTIV.Europe] is about giving the European citizens a feeling that they are on the same boat together”, editor-in-chief Olaya Argüeso explains. Local journalism, she says, has been “neglected”, and it is now, when people suffer the consequences of global phenomena — for example, climate change because of ..read more
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I’ve updated the Inverted Pyramid of Data Journalism — and brought together resources for every stage
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by paulbradshawuk
2M ago
It’s over a decade since I published the Inverted Pyramid of Data Journalism. The model has been translated into multiple languages, taught all over the world, and included in a number of books and research papers. But in that time the model has also developed and changed through discussion and teaching, so here’s a round up of everything I’ve written or recommended on the different stages — along with a revised model in English (shown above; versions have been published before in German, Russian and Ukrainian!). The most basic change to the Inverted Pyramid of Data Journalism is the recognit ..read more
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How to investigate companies: recommendations from Graham Barrow
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by jarnavic
2M ago
Graham Barrow has worked to prevent money laundering and fraud for decades — in recent years working with journalists to investigate companies. In a guest post he shares his tips with Tony Jarne on what you can do when you are following the money. Many times, as journalists, we need to investigate businesses to tell our stories. You need to track companies to know how Russia is avoiding the sanctions and who allegedly profited from PPE contracts during the pandemic. But, how do we begin, and what are the details we need to look out for? To navigate the company’s world, Graham gives some advic ..read more
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FAQ: What are the professional boundaries in data journalism teams?
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by paulbradshawuk
2M ago
In this latest post in the FAQ series, I’ve been asked to help answer a question on “the distribution of work between journalist, data analyst and designer” in data journalism. Boundaries in data journalism teams will differ between different teams and different organisations. Generally the smaller the team/organisation, the fewer boundaries there are. When someone is the only data journalist in their organisation, they might do everything from finding and reporting the story, to creating the charts and even any interactivity (if they can). How much they do will depend on their skills and the ..read more
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VIDEO: How automation played a central role in data journalism — and is now playing it again
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by paulbradshawuk
3M ago
Automation was key to the work of data journalism pioneers such as Adrian Holovaty — and it’s becoming increasingly central once again. This video, made for students on the MA in Data Journalism at Birmingham City University, explores the variety of roles that automation plays in data journalism; new concepts such as robot journalism, natural language generation (NLG) and structured journalism; and how data journalists’ editorial role becomes “delegated to the future” through the creation of algorithms. You can find the video about Poligraft, and the FT on robot journalism at those links. Thi ..read more
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The third edition of the Online Journalism Handbook is now out!
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by paulbradshawuk
6M ago
A new, third, edition of the Online Journalism Handbook is now out. A comprehensive update to the 2017 second edition, it sees the addition of a new chapter on writing for email and chat. There are new sections on formats from scrollytelling and charticles to threads, vertical Stories, social audio and audiograms, plus advice on how to use gifs, memes and emoji professionally as a journalist. One notable development of the last few years reflected in the book is the improvement in accessibility provision — which is covered alongside techniques for better inclusivity and diversity in journalis ..read more
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Jornalismo de dados: um guia rápido
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by paulbradshawuk
8M ago
Está disponível em língua portuguesa meu e-book ‘Jornalismo de dados: um guia rápido.’ Traduzido pela jornalista brasileira Amanda Maia, a publicação segue a linha de raciocínio de meu outro livro ‘Excel for journalists’ ou ‘Excel para periodistas’ (tradução espanhola). E está disponível nos formatos PDF, Kindle e para iPad ..read more
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This is how I’ll be teaching journalism students ChatGPT (and generative AI) next semester
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by paulbradshawuk
8M ago
Image by kjpargeter on Freepik I’m speaking at the Broadcast Journalism Teaching Council‘s summer conference this week about artificial intelligence — specifically generative AI. It’s a deceptively huge area that presents journalism educators with a lot to adapt to in their teaching, so I decided to put those in order of priority. Each of these priorities could form the basis for part of a class, or a whole module – and you may have a different ranking. But at least you know which one to do first… Priority 1: Understand how generative AI works The first challenge in teaching about ge ..read more
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Generative AI: Here are 6 principles for using it in journalism that address diversity and inclusion (it’s just good journalism)
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by paulbradshawuk
9M ago
AI (ChatGPT etc) is a massive threat to diversity in journalism, amplifying existing biases & entrenching racial (&other) inequalities. The @LHC4MD has produced a 6 point guideline of how journos and newsrooms can use it responsibly and respect diversity https://t.co/qyFR9B2rlT pic.twitter.com/m3MLWk5RvF — Marcus Ryder (@marcusryder) June 16, 2023 Artificial intelligence is known to suffer from deep-seated issues when it comes to diversity: machine learning algorithms are trained on historical data that can embed institutional discrimination; NLP and generative AI suffer from the sa ..read more
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