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Data Points

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Take a deep breath before panicking over the NYT’s 2013 top 10

Formats are false idols

A much-shared article in the Atlantic last week leads with the claim that the most trafficked "story" across platforms on... More

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Less is more with mobile visualizations

As readers shift to tablets and smartphones, interactive newsrooms need to re-focus on the basics

To walk through San Francisco is to examine the area's lurid, sometimes brutal mid-nineteenth-century origins. Each street has a story.... More

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Crowdsourcing done right

Crowdsourced journalism showed its limits during the Boston bombing, but that doesn’t mean it lacks value

Crowdsourcing -- obtaining data, information, or ideas from a group of people -- can quickly bring up vast quantities of... More

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Connecting China, visually

Reporters help tell Chinese political stories in an interactive way

On February 28, while China's leadership transition was underway, Connected China, a visualization application produced by Reuters, went online. Using... More

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CAR hits the mainstream

Computer-assisted reporting is being recognized as an important journalistic discipline

It's been more than a year since The New York Times declared this The Age of Big Data, but for... More

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Crediting the source code

While most of us recognize that text and images are protected by copyright laws, code copyright is less understood

Open Google Chrome and go to your favorite website. Right click, scroll down, and select "Inspect Element." The lower-third of... More

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Where the jobs are

How WYNC’s data journalism efforts show new opportunities for journalists

There are probably few things that intimidate journalists like reams of data. Unemployment might be high on that intimidation list,... More

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Gun permit data wasn’t maximized

The choice that faced the Journal News was not simply whether to map gun permit holders’ addresses, but how

In the weeks since the Journal News's publication of a controversial interactive map of gun permit holders' addresses in Westchester... More

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Must-reads of 2012: interactives

A fantastic year for data journalism

As 2012 draws to a close, CJR writers brainstormed the year's best reads in their beats. 2012 was a fantastic... More

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Blogging data

Programmer blogs explain the science behind the magic

Data journalism and information visualization is a burgeoning field. Every week, Between the Spreadsheets will analyze, interrogate, and explore emerging... More

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Getting the whole Story

NYT reporter worked closely with the interactive team

Data journalism and information visualization is a burgeoning field. Every week, Between the Spreadsheets will analyze, interrogate, and explore emerging... More

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Takeaways from Tow’s report

The role of data journalism in the post-industrial world

Data journalism and information visualization is a burgeoning field. Every week, Between the Spreadsheets will analyze, interrogate, and explore emerging... More

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A database that brings radio to life

This American Life’s archive as an interactive map

Data journalism and information visualization is a burgeoning field. Every week, Between the Spreadsheets will analyze, interrogate, and explore emerging... More

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Decision 2012: Who mapped it best?

From Daily Beast’s red/blue simplicity to WNYC’s intricate oranges, greens, and purples

Data journalism and information visualization is a burgeoning field. Every week, Between the Spreadsheets will analyze, interrogate, and explore emerging... More

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It’s about the info, not the outlet

Google’s mapped information on Sandy topped anything news organizations offered

Data journalism and information visualization is a burgeoning field. Every week, Between the Spreadsheets will analyze, interrogate, and explore emerging... More

Stop using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods - Elite-oriented outlets typically only cover the borough’s most affluent, Manhattan-adjacent neighborhoods

The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists - Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director

How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal - The Omaha World-Herald found that hundreds of inmates were being released early

On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules - Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information

Keep calm and write a headline worth reading - Ease up on the exaggerations because someday you may need those explosive adjectives when a truly big story lands


Apple’s ‘warrant canary’ disappears (GigaOm)

Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone.

Trend Piece (New Yorker)

Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!

This Is How Joanna Coles Changed Cosmo (Refinery29)

The British reporter-turned-editor has made good on her promises to bring politics to the magazine, win some very big-deal journalism awards, and secure the most interesting exclusive interviews

Bloggingheads

Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute

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Who Owns What

The Business of Digital Journalism

A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Study Guides

Questions and exercises for journalism students.