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Tuesday, May 08, 2012

The Data Journalism Handbook - for bloggers & journalists alike [free e-Book]

The European Journalism Centre in collaboration with the Open Knowledge Foundation have written this book, explaining how data & information relevant to a topic being researched can be sourced, compiled & interpreted for an article. While this book has been written with journalists intended as its target audience, instructions & teachings should be handy & useful for bloggers alike.

The Data Journalism Handbook

The manual aims to address one crucial problem: "There are a lot of useful resources on the web," Liliana Bounegru of the EJC said, "but they are all scattered in different places. So what we're trying to do is put everything together and have a comprehensive step-by-step guide."

- Hacks and hackers gather to write the first Data Journalism Handbook

The book has some of the most renowned names in the field of journalism like those from the BBC, the New York Times, ProPublica, the Washington Post among others contributing to it. Explained in this page from the book is its purpose & structure.

The book can be purchased from the O'Reilly store for around $25 USD [~$13 USD for the e-book version]. The online version, on the other hand, can be accessed & read for free.

Hat Tip to IntelliBriefs


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