Data journalism aims to serve the same fundamental purpose of any other well-reported story. Be it an interactive, simple table or beautifully designed chart, data journalism should inform, challenge, and question. In terms of analytical rigor, the Guardian goes for gold.
04:30 PM - August 8, 2012
Between the Spreadsheets
CJR and the Tow Center’s new column on data visualization takes on the Olympics
Who cares if it’s true? - Modern-day newsrooms reconsider their values
What Is Russia Today? - The Kremlin’s propaganda outlet has an identity crisis
And from the left…Fox News - There’s more to Fox News’ strategy of hiring liberals than creating a public boxing match
Why Skype isn’t safe for journalists - Here are some alternatives for secure voice calls to use instead
Placing a bet on USA Today - Gannett has long felt the television model could translate into print. Now it’s using its flagship paper to double down on that idea.
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
The New York Times’ replacement for Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight
“Newsweek published an article which even Goodman admits is not completely compelling on its own terms”
Why True Detective’s finale was all that mattered
Toil, abuse, and endurance in the heartland
Stunning timelapse of Yosemite National Park
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.