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Topic “computer assisted reporting”

Data Journalism Handbook is translated into Spanish

After a five-month wait, Nación Data has launched the Spanish version of the Data Journalism Handbook.  The book is free, open-source, and is designed to help journalists use data to improve their stories. Read more »


Three Latin Americans named among the new Knight Fellows for International Journalism

Knight Fellows Gustavo Faleiros, Mariana Santos, Miguel Paz and Mariano Blejman.

Municipal elections in Brazil offer newspaper chance to explore data journalism

On Monday, Aug. 20, the Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paulo announced the launch of the website FolhaSPDados, an online resource for the up-coming mayoral elections in the city of São Paulo. The website will feature interactive maps and infographics to illustrate and accompany the newspaper's coverage of the election's main themes. Read more »


Brazilian journalists, programmers come together in country's first hacker marathon sponsored by newspaper (Interview)

On the one hand, there are reporters that are eager to tease out available data and extract valuable information about public administration. On the other hand, there are technology enthusiasts that are trying to find ways to build mapping and information visualization tools that can circulate on the world web. What happens when you put these two groups together? Read more »


Computer-assisted reporting expert speaks with the Knight Center about new tools for data journalism (VIDEO)

Knowing how to write source code and manage data sets are skills no longer reserved for nerds; data journalism is a growing field in reporting. But, if you're not part of the (big) group of journalists that aren't familiar with coding, you can still take advantage of some digital tools to lessen the work behind a story. Read more »


First ever international Data Journalism Awards accepting submissions

The first ever world-wide Data Journalism Awards, sponsored by Google and organized by the Global Editors Network and the European Journalism Center, is now accepting submissions for its international prizes honoring data-driven investigative journalism, data visualization and storytelling, and data-driven applications (mobile or web). Read more »


Nieman fellow Carlos Eduardo Huertas highlights role of data journalism as a "tool of change" (VIDEO)

According to Nieman Fellow Carlos Eduardo Huertas, columnist for the Colombian magazine Semana and founding director of the Consejo de Redacción (CdR), or Newsroom Council, today's newsrooms are caught between what journalism used to be, and what it can be in the future. Read more »


Spark Camp draws digital problem solvers to UT Austin's School of Journalism

Amy Webb didn’t have to look far for an example of how Spark Camp, an "un-conference" she helps organize, pulls disparate people together for an informal exchange of ideas and problem solving. Read more »


With a U.S. computer-assisted reporting specialist, learn in 90 minutes how to use spreadsheets to improve your reporting

In just 90 minutes, the latest webinar from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas will teach journalists how to create spreadsheets, conduct basic mathematical formulas in Excel, and sort, graph and map data. For journalists working at online publications, or reporters who have always wanted to learn how to use databases in their reporting, or just for those wanting to brush up on their skills, there still is time to register for the webinar, "Using Spreadsheets to do High-Impact Stories." The webinar, conducted in Spanish, will be offered at 10 a.m. (Austin time) on Tuesday, Nov. 15. Read more »


Knight Center to offer webinar Nov 15: "Using Spreadsheets to do High-Impact Stories"

Interested in using spreadsheets and data downloaded from the Internet in your reporting? Sign up now for the latest webinar from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. The online seminar, "Using Spreadsheets to do High-Impact Stories," will be offered in Spanish at 10 a.m. (Austin time) on Tuesday, Nov. 15. Read more »


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