Festival2011/Data Journalism Handbook

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Challenge: We need to assemble a utility belt for data-driven journalists!

There’s increasing pressure on journalists to drive news stories and visualizations from data. But where do you start? What skills are needed to do data-driven journalism well? What’s missing from existing tools and documentation? Put together a user-friendly handbook for finding, cleaning, sorting, creating, and visualizing data — all in service of powerful stories and reporting.

A group of leading data journalists, developers and others are meeting to kickstart work on the handbook. Read more.

Hosted by: Jonathan Gray, Open Knowledge Foundation and Liliana Bounegru, European Journalism Centre

Skills Needed

We're looking for people with the following skill sets:

  • data journalists
  • data visualization
  • designers
  • infographic designers
  • interactive news editors
  • news app developers
  • news hackers
  • open data experts
  • developers, keen to write tutorials

Post-Event Participation

The deadline for the first draft is Sunday 6th November, 5pm GMT (if you want us to mention your contribution in the closing ceremony presentation).

If you would like to participate remotely, please email: bounegru [at] ejc.net


  1. ddjbook

Relevant links

Book Skeleton, list of chapters & contributers

EtherPad for the session to take notes and collaborate