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What's wrong with this chart? There are some things, like not using a zero-baseline for your bar charts, that are always no-nos. Our latest newsletter contains more tips on what-not-to-do:
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Alex Selby-Boothroyd Jul 18
We're doing an AMA with the good folks at for their 'Conversations with Data' newsletter. If you have any questions for data team, ask away!
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Batjo Jul 17
A Batjo longform featured on : read how and could communicate through and learn how to make a of your city using data.
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Hey experts, yes: that's you! We're looking for new authors and unique pitches for our Long Reads section. Whether you're a seasoned data journalist, a J-school academic, or a data visualisation expert, send us your ideas:
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Marie Segger Jul 17
Looking forward to this! You can pop any question you have for the team into this Google form and we'll try our best to satisfy your curiosity
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ChihauccisoIlConte? Jul 16
Last year I worked on a data physicalization project called , today published an article featuring a very simple 3d data visualization made by myself and with and my loyal
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Adam Thomas Jul 17
One newsletter, seven months, 16 issues, 17 expert AMAs, 75 community questions. Our team have been on a special journey recently, making remarkable progress. Here's what they learned along the way about writing a crowdsourced newsletter:
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🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏾‍♂️🙋🏻‍♂️Get in quick! In our next newsletter, we'll have 's data team with us to answer your burning questions. Ask them about building statistical models, how they’re trying to make their data more open, or anything at all! Submit here:
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Humans have been embedding data into the properties of physical objects for millennia, so why don't modern journalists? explores the newsroom benefits of data physicalisation, along with a tutorial to get you started:
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Our newsletter, Conversations with Data, recently reached a big milestone: our 30th edition! But we didn't get here without our share of challenges. Here's what we learnt producing a new product for the community:
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Get your week off to a good start by expanding your skillset with . In this course, he covers data visualisation, the web, and mistake he's made so you won't have to:
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The origin of the word data actually means 'that which is given'. But the scholar Johanna Drucker actually proposes a different word for data: 'capta'. Find out why:
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We would be very interested in featuring a guide like that! (Hint, hint potential authors 👉get in touch with our editor at
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If you've ever thought about experimenting with data visualisation: "start now!" says . You don’t need expensive equipment to start exploring this emerging field:
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When journalists try to communicate large amounts, they have a tendency to measure area in multiples of football fields and volume by Olympic swimming pools. But, as shows, this isn't always the most effective approach:
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One of our chapters on 'Doing Issues with Data' features this graphic of orange and black bars. It shows the human side of home demolitions in East Jerusalem and the power of to humanise this issue:
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Diana Lungu Jul 9
👀 , we're looking to understand how you view impact in journalism. Let us know in this short survey 👇
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Anastasia Valeeva Jul 6
sharing my views on one of the most powerful features of : telling invisible stories. thanks for great company
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Pablo Sanguinetti Jul 7
Our friends from have recently explored this topic, too, with this interesting guide for those who want to use data to report more than bad news:
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Alberto Cairo Jul 8
The Amazon page of 'How Charts Lie' already displays all early blurbs; you'll see many familiar names here (they're all people I greatly admire):
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