Follow the developing the data story session at news:rewired – noise to signal with a CoverItLive blog from Wannabe Hacks
Journalists need to know and understand data and statistics.
It is not just the preserve of the investigative journalist but can – and should – be used and understood by reporters writing for local papers, magazines, the consumer and trade press and for online publications.
From crime statistics, government spending, bin collections, hospital infections and missing kittens and data journalism is part of every journalist’s patch.
Sarah Marshall takes a look at the essentials journalists need to know and tools to help along the way.
In our latest Q&A we talk to journalism trainer Paul Bradshaw about HelpMeInvestigate.com, the benefits of crowdsourcing for investigative journalism, and where the money’s coming from