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#jpod – Open data and journalism: How and why journalists should be digging for stories

May 4th, 2012Posted by in Data, Online Journalism, Podcast

This week’s local and mayoral elections have given journalists a great opportunity for producing data-driven journalism and experimenting with visualisations to present that data to the audience.

In this week’s Journalism.co.uk podcast Rachel McAthy looks at the current opportunities for journalists in the world of open data, with lots of tips from data journalism experts on where to find data resources and tools to help reporters find the stories within.

The podcast hears from:

More recommended data journalism resources to get you started:

Journalism.co.uk runs training courses in data journalism. There are two levels: introduction to data journalism, being held on 9 or 28 May, and intermediate data journalism, which will run on 29 May. Both are being run by Kevin Anderson.

Those looking to expand their skills quickly can book on one of the introduction to data journalism courses and the intermediate course. If you book both options the cost is at the reduced rate. 

This is the last time we will be offering this course led by Kevin Anderson due to his commitments – so take advantage of the final opportunity to learn from this former BBC and Guardian journalist.

You can hear future podcasts by signing up to the Journalism.co.uk iTunes podcast feed.

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