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preview:NICAR conference is the biggest and best even for data journalists. We've put together a list of the best tips and talks from NICAR 2018 in Chicag
You're a budding data journalist and you’ve got your head around the basics - you've played around with Microsoft Excel, you’ve made a few charts here and there, and the thought of statistics doesn’t give you nightmares anymore. But...
There are many ways to visualise data but here are some explainers to walk you through the maze of its vocabulary and help you decide how to tell your interactive story. Visualising complex statistical and numerical data in a comprehensible...
With the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang in full flow, we skate our way through the best examples of data journalism that have caught Interhacktives' eye over the past week.
Most Interhacktives readers are no stranger to the Data Journalism Awards. Submissions to the 2018 Data Journalism Awards are now open, and we are excited to be their media partner again to report on some of the most innovative...
In an age where society depends on the internet, the further we take our digital footprint, the less control we have over our own personal data.
The Internet is abuzz with talk of data these days, and everyone wants in. However, the complexities of data and how to work with it are regularly misunderstood. When harnessed correctly, data can be a very powerful resource. On the...
I’ve been a bit obsessed with Mona Chalabi’s Instagram for a while now. But what's the history of data journalism and visualisation? Where did it come from?
This year was London’s turn to play host to Mozfest, an innovative festival advocating for open and safe internet access for people around the globe. The events which took place at  Mozfest House, central London, as well as the city’s...
Here are some data and interactive journalism events coming your way over the next month. 1)Hack/hackers London: October meetup (Credit: Hack Hackers) The meeting is to bring hackers and journalists together as news coverage goes digital. Hackers explore technologies to filter and...
Alberto Cairo thinks you can solve almost all your problems with data journalism in two steps. “Journalists,” he tells me, “in my opinion, tend to oversimplify matters quite a lot. “Let’s say that you are exploring the average height of people...
Starting a podcast can be a daunting prospect, but if 'Data Day' can teach you anything, it's that the barrier for entry is incredibly low. On this final episode of 'Data Day', Bridie Pearson-Jones joins Luke Barratt as they discuss...
Verifying missile launchers, tracking down ISIS supporters and holding worldwide governments to account is just a day’s work for 36-year-old Eliot Higgins. Last time I met Higgins, an independent intelligence analyst, he was giving a talk about his work with...
Despite numerous technological innovations — from 360-degree video to social media live-streaming to robot journalists — the trusty old email seems to be increasing in importance in the newsroom. Quartz, for instance, has several journalists based across the world...
In this week's Data Day, Luke Barratt is joined by Matteo Moschella to discuss the use of data in sport journalism. Data is omnipresent in the reporting of sport, particularly recently. The closing of the Barclays Premier League January transfer...
Megan Lucero has seen it all. The former head of data at The Times and The Sunday Times is now directing her attention to local data journalism as the head of the Local Data Lab at the Bureau of...
On this week's 'Data Day', Ayushman Basu and Luke Barratt discuss the opening of a survey for journalists by the Government Statistical Survey. The Government is looking for feedback on how to improve their provision of open data. You can...
This is Interhacktives’ latest attempt to persuade you that data journalism can be relatable and human, and this time we’ve teamed up with a powerful ally: Christmas. Christmas is a time of year for turkey, mince pies, stuffing, stockings, trees,...
Sending Freedom of Information (FOI) requests can be a daunting job for UK journalists. From the early stages of drafting your request, the risk of not getting the information you need can feel like a minefield. However, thanks to...
Correction: In the podcast, we refer to the organisation running the Data Journalism Awards (GEN) as the General Editors' Network. It is in fact the Global Editors' Network. Entries are now open for the Data Journalism Awards 2017, as of...