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The Data Journalism Handbook

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When you combine the sheer scale and range of digital information now available with a journalist’s "nose for news" and her ability to tell a compelling story, a new world of possibility opens up. With The Data Journalism Handbook, you’ll explore the potential, limits, and applied uses of this new and fascinating field.

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Paperback, 242 pages
Published August 1st 2012 by O'Reilly Media
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Stijn Zanders
Jan 25, 2017 Stijn Zanders rated it really liked it
Great collaboration between many data journalists over the world. The free web version is available here:, but I prefer to read it on paper ;).
Jul 16, 2015 Ahmed rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Easily a favorite "technical" book of mine. It's rare I read a book on the power of data / coding to do good in the world. This book did an excellent job of interviewing reporters and developers at the Guardian, ProPublica, La Nation, the Associated Press -- to get a true look at how data and data visualization can be used effectively in journalism. The book offered a perfect blend of case studies, technical recommendations, and use considerations.

I walked away with a lot more interest in data
Jul 19, 2012 Shawn rated it it was amazing
The particularly well-conceived infographic that illustrates the story arc of this handbook started my relationship with the book on a very positive tone. The diagram provides a superb roadmap and gives me (as a self-perceived visual thinker) an indication of where I can derive the most value from it. It also describes the general intent of the book itself and I give it a very strong recommendation. According to the accompanying narrative it was conceived and initially constructed in a 48 hours ...more
May 05, 2014 Danial rated it really liked it
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A succinct aggregation of articles on the rise of data-based journalism (using data as the story rather than a means to collaborate a preexisting story), this handbook offers an insight into some newer internet based journalism firms (Like The Guardian) and how Data Journalism ushered them into relevance.

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Jul 29, 2012 José rated it it was amazing
Licenciado con Creative Commons, The Data Journalism Handbook existe gracias a una gran cantidad de contribuidores. El libro está fuertemente basado en publicaciones periodisticas basadas en datos, introduce al concepto de Data Journalism, explica su importancia y que tener en cuenta a la hora de realizar un trabajo de ese tipo, adjunta también que herramientas estan disponibles para hacerlo.
Dec 18, 2012 amy rated it really liked it
A great starting point with examples & practical tips. Don't stop at this book (v. 1.0)—jump in and start exploring to truly reap the benefits of the knowledge and experience collected here.
Derrick Schneider
Sep 09, 2012 Derrick Schneider rated it it was amazing
Inspirational stories, great ideas, good guide to resources. Lacks the how-to aspect of, say, Visualize This (which I recommend), but still very good.
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