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Exclusive sneak preview into the new Data Journalism Handbook

You’ve most likely heard by now that we’re working hard on releasing the second edition of the Data Journalism Handbook later this year. Following our successful data workshop at last week’s…
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A progress report on Deepnews.ai –

Deepnews.ai is the new name for the News Quality Scoring Project I’m working on at Stanford. This is the first update. Subscribe here to get regular ones in your mailbox. This is a not the usual…
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Big data is for machines: how to use small data sets for impactful stories | IJNet

Big data is for machines: how to use small data sets for impactful stories | IJNet | News, Code and Data | Scoop.it
Founder of the Latin American data journalism portal, Datasketch, gives tips and tools for understanding the basics of data journalism. 
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Why publishers should consider the “Smart Curation” market

News publishers have the opportunity to enter the curation business by leveraging their reputations as trusted sources, and on proven technologies. Curation has been consistently ignored by big media…
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Is #curation the future of #journalism? Why publishers should consider the “Smart Curation” market #news #media #strategy

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The complex shape of terrorism and its ideological roots, visualized through data | #Data Driven #Journalism #ddj #visualization

The complex shape of terrorism and its ideological roots, visualized through data | #Data Driven #Journalism #ddj #visualization | News, Code and Data | Scoop.it
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Civil, the blockchain-based journalism marketplace, is building its first batch of publications

Civil, the blockchain-based journalism marketplace, is building its first batch of publications | News, Code and Data | Scoop.it
One of the most confusing efforts to fund journalism in recent memory is inching closer to reality.
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Not a revolution (yet): Data journalism hasn’t changed that much in 4 years, a new paper finds

Not a revolution (yet): Data journalism hasn’t changed that much in 4 years, a new paper finds | News, Code and Data | Scoop.it
"Our findings challenge the widespread notion that [data-driven journalism] 'revolutionizes' journalism."
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Tagging fake news on Facebook doesn't work, study says

Tagging fake news on Facebook doesn't work, study says | News, Code and Data | Scoop.it
A Yale survey of 7,500 people shows little benefit, and possible detriments, to fact-check programs.
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How one French data visualization studio is bridging narrative and statistics - Storybench

How one French data visualization studio is bridging narrative and statistics - Storybench | News, Code and Data | Scoop.it
Could a quiz help explain the massive amounts of money controlled by Fifa, the international soccer organization? Could a visualization help French citizens imagine the makeup of a future government? And what if community leaders could understand their city’s environmental …
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Google and Facebook Can’t Just Make Fake News Disappear

Google and Facebook Can’t Just Make Fake News Disappear | News, Code and Data | Scoop.it
Increasingly, I’m frustrated by (and often antagonistic toward) the emergent narrative about how to address so-called “fake news.” My anger is growing, not only because as I write this I’m almost 10…
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Banks pull ads from Google after they appear alongside extremist YouTube videos

Banks pull ads from Google after they appear alongside extremist YouTube videos | News, Code and Data | Scoop.it
Google is scrambling to respond to criticism after three of the UK’s biggest banks pulled their adverts from its platform after their campaigns appeared alongside extremist YouTube videos.
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Pew Research Center: Journalism & Media

Pew Research Center: Journalism & Media | News, Code and Data | Scoop.it
The Journalism project of the Pew Research Center publishes research on who is reporting the news and what new players are emerging; what is being reported on
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With in-article chat bots, BBC is experimenting with new ways to introduce readers to complex topics » Nieman Journalism Lab

With in-article chat bots, BBC is experimenting with new ways to introduce readers to complex topics » Nieman Journalism Lab | News, Code and Data | Scoop.it
"For us, this is a way to let people read and ask questions at their own pace, instead of having them read through long screens of text. Often people aren't engaged in stories because they haven't had the right context."
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How Reuters is Transforming Journalism With Artificial Intelligence

How Reuters is Transforming Journalism With Artificial Intelligence | News, Code and Data | Scoop.it
Reuters is building a tool with artificial intelligence called Lynx Insight to help journalists in analyzing data, suggest story ideas, and even write more sentences.
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Disruptive $100 Bln Crypto Ecosystem For Global News, Using Blockchain to Compete With Titans

Disruptive $100 Bln Crypto Ecosystem For Global News, Using Blockchain to Compete With Titans | News, Code and Data | Scoop.it
Startup plans to disrupt massive media market which is currently dominated by Facebook and Google.
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Making data stories more personal: Highlights from Data Journalism UK

Making data stories more personal: Highlights from Data Journalism UK | News, Code and Data | Scoop.it
The first edition of Data Journalism UK discussed the current landscape of data journalism in the UK and what journalists can do to make data stories more engaging
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Scoring stories to make better recommendation engines for news

Scoring stories to make better recommendation engines for news | News, Code and Data | Scoop.it
For news media, recommendation engines are a horror show. The NQS project I’m working on at Stanford forced me to look at the way publishers try to keep readers on their property — and how the vast…
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Computational thinking and the next wave of data journalism

Computational thinking and the next wave of data journalism | News, Code and Data | Scoop.it
In this second extract from a forthcoming book chapter I look at the role that computational thinking is likely to play in the next wave of data journalism — and the need to problematise that. You…
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8 Ways data journalism has disproved stereotypes | News & Analysis | Data Driven Journalism

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A new European union is forming (of news orgs partnering to share their data tools and journalism)

A new European union is forming (of news orgs partnering to share their data tools and journalism) | News, Code and Data | Scoop.it
The state of the European Union may now be more uncertain than ever, but European news outlets have been making cross-border moves to solidify ties to each others' work.

In October, a dozen media organizations will begin officially sharing data-driven stories they produce with each other, throu…
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The Platform Press: How Silicon Valley reengineered journalism

The Platform Press: How Silicon Valley reengineered journalism | News, Code and Data | Scoop.it

The influence of social media platforms and technology companies is having a greater effect on American journalism than even the shift from print to digital. There is a rapid takeover of traditional publishers’ roles by companies including Facebook, Snapchat, Google, and Twitter that shows no sign of slowing, and which raises serious questions over how […]


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Quality for news is mostly about solving the reputation issue

Quality for news is mostly about solving the reputation issue | News, Code and Data | Scoop.it
Recently, publishers and large distribution platforms finally decided to address the fake news problem. Most of their efforts entail connecting the avalanche of content to one or more fact-checking…
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Data journalism at the Guardian: what is it and how do we do it?

Data journalism at the Guardian: what is it and how do we do it? | News, Code and Data | Scoop.it
Simon Rogers: Our 10 point guide to data journalism and how it's changing
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