•  
  • Category: data journalism

    data journalism Passmark visualisation

    Data project: Asbestos in Gauteng schools

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    There are more than 200 schools in Gauteng that are built partially or fully from asbestos, a construction material banned in South Africa and a known cause of cancer. Of these, 29 of the schools are built entirely of asbestos, and should be replaced according

    Read More

    data journalism Journalism Toolbox

    The beginner’s guide to extracting data from PDFs

    Posted By Laura Grant

    This is part 3 of an occasional series on useful tools for data journalists. You can see all the other parts in the series here: The Journalism Toolbox.
    Journalists get lots of data in PDF format – they can be tables of data that are

    Read More

    data journalism Journalism Toolbox new media tools visualisation

    A mapping toolbox for journalists: 10+ tools worth checking out

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    This is part 2 of an occasional series on useful tools for data journalists. Part 1: Want to be a data journalist? Learn these important tools or see all the other parts in the series here: The Journalism Toolbox
    Maps are one of the most popular

    Read More

    Data data journalism visualisation

    Visualising the price of petrol

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    For some time now I’ve been working on some ideas around presenting the monthly fluctuation in the petrol price in an easy-to-understand and interactive form. For many people the sudden and seemingly volatile changes in the petrol price inspire thoughts of conspiracy (clearly government is

    Read More

    Data data journalism visualisation

    Visual storytelling: The story of South Africa’s water

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    In the second-half of 2016, and early 2917, South Africa endured one of its worst droughts in close on 30 years. Coming so close on the heels of the previous year’s severe drought it got me thinking. Most of us grow up knowing that South

    Read More

    data journalism Journalism Toolbox

    Essential tips and tools for beginning data journalism

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    This is part 1 of an occasional series looking at useful tools for journalists. You can find the rest of the series here: The Journalism Toolbox
    As the world of journalism changes many journalists are looking to learn new skills; skills better suited to an industry

    Read More

    data journalism visualisation

    Data Viz: What happens when countries rely on coal to grow their economies?

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    Laura Grant and I have just finished a brand new data and visualisation project on the effect coal has on carbon emissions in Bric countries. The data part was all the work of Laura while I spent a lot of time scratching my head of D3.js code (I’m still no expert but I learned a lot).

    Read More

    data journalism hacks

    Easy map visualisations with Mapstarter

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    In the world of data visualisation d3.js is the toolset of choice for most interactive journalists. But D3 also comes with a steep learning curve that makes it relatively inaccessible to the average journalist with just a small amount of coding experience.
    I’ve done some very basic

    Read More
    Tour de France in numbers

    data journalism

    Tour de France in numbers

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    So the tour is under way. Some numbers:

    Learn About Tableau

    Read More
    Learning curves, and graphs

    data journalism hacks

    Learning curves, and graphs

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    I’m rather pleased with this interactive graph, not because it’s particularly good but because it’s my first foray into D3.js.

    Over the past few months I’ve been doing a lot of data-based work and while there are some excellent data visualisation tools available on

    Read More
    The business of journalism is changing rapidly. Media Hack tracks these changes and delivers news, tips and insight directly to your inbox, every week.
    CLOSE [ X ]