Knight Science Journalism – Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

jttr-knight-science-journalism-mit

 

A. INTRODUCTION

Keywords: Data journalism, books, tools, sources, tips

 

Databases

What is Data Journalism?

Data-driven journalism, explained

5 tips for getting started in data journalism

10 tools that can help data journalists do better work, be more efficient

Essential data journalism skills: A conversation with three data journalists

Understanding data journalism: Overview of resources, tools and topics

9 Must-read Books for Beginners in Data Journalism

 

Storybench [A website partnership between the journalism school of Northeastern University and Esquire magazine that explores the use of data in story telling and visualization, with discussions of tools, designs and innovations.]

Journalism in the Age of Data

 

B. TOOLKITS AND PROGRAMS

Keywords: Tools, acquiring data, analysis, presentation, publishing

 

Data acquisition

1. Document Cloud
2. OpenRefine
3. Every Block

Analysis

1. Excel
2. Google Sheets
3. Comma Separated Values (CSV) Kit

Presentation

1. Overview Docs
2. Fusion Tables
3. Tableau
4. QGIS

Tools aiding in the reporting and publishing process

Useful for acquiring, analyzing, and presenting data

Scraping for Journalism: A Guide for Collecting Data

 

C. TOOLS AND DATABASES FOR VISUALIZATION

Keywords: Illustrator, visual, infographics, graphics

 

Vizzuality

D3

Inkscape

D. PROGRAMMING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

Keywords: Tools, acquiring data, analysis, presentation, publishing

 

Hacks/Hackers

Open

Stack Overflow

Code Academy

 

E. MAPPING

Keywords: Maps, drawing, geospatial data, data visualization

 

CartoDB

Mapbox

UC Berkeley Geospatial Innovation Facility

GeoJournalism

 

F. REFERENCES AND FURTHER READING

 

“Computational Journalism”

Communications of the Association of Computing Machinery

A comprehensive list of resources for data journalism

Facts Are Sacred

Data Journalism At The Guardian

Frontiers in Massive Data Analysis

Data journalism in action

 

 

 

Volunteer Researcher: MS. KRISTELYN AGUILAR

 

 

 

 

 

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