Data heavy stories: 3 tips for the production of engaging podcasts
Low-budget ideas for taking your listeners with you into the heart of complex issues.
How we used OpenStreetMap and Wikidata to map street names across Europe – Part 2
A walkthrough presenting the data sources used for the "Mapping Diversity" project and of how we extracted and combined journalistically relevant information – and of the many challenges encountered during the process.
Crossing borders with data journalism
The European Data Journalism Network turns five this fall. Its coordinators share a first assessment of this experience aimed at developing the European public sphere.
The data you need to win the Olympics if you go NUTS
What if the Olympic medal table was based on the number of medals won by regions, not by countries? When everybody’s moved by the contagious joy of two athletes making history by agreeing to share an Olympic gold medal, the data analyst thinks: “two gold medals for the same competition? is this going to break my dashboard?” “Can we have two gold? 🥇” “Let’s make history, man”#GOLD #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/y2PATi92Jq — Giuseppe Famà (@FamaNelMondo) August 1, 2021 In my case, I was worried it would break my parsing script. Fortunately, it didn’t, so after a quick check I could share their joy with
How we used OpenStreetMap and Wikidata to map street names across Europe – Part 1
A walkthrough presenting the approach and steps underlying our analysis of street names by gender. The method is based on the combination of data from Wikidata and OpenStreetMap with R.
Search4EU: Building a journalist’s ideal librarian
Exploring and improving the Aleph stack for journalistic open source research of public documents, regardless of their format or language. A post by Datactivist
How to visualise risk: a modern implementation of the Risk Characterisation Theatre
A different visual approach to associate likelihood of occurrence of a given event to the lived experience of people viewing the graph. An introduction to a new interface developed by OBC Transeuropa.
How to dig the wealth of information stored by Wikidata and use it for journalism: a new R package
Our new R package 'tidywikidatar' makes it easier for data journalists to take advantage of the information available on Wikidata. This walkthrough exemplifies the main functionalities of the package.
European arms export: methodology
Arms export data is not so easy to deal with, given that units of measurements may be unfamiliar for the wider public and, often, the data is incomplete. Here I explain some of the choices made for our latest article on European arms export to authoritarian regimes.