Category Archives: On Journalism

Thoughts on storytelling and journalism.

Data journalists as punks

I may be in communications now, but I always can appreciate a good nod to data visualizations and any video that opens with The Clash.

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Scooped by a ferret

  A while ago, I recall reading about Public Data Ferret, a nonprofit that writes stories based on government documents and data, mostly from Washington State and local governments. I remember thinking it was a neat idea at the time, … Continue reading

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Really smart thoughts on the future of storytelling

For a couple months now, I’ve been following with great interest a question posted on the Q&A site Quora.com. For those who haven’t seen the site before, often very smart people from a variety of industries (though, as with many … Continue reading

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Link Share: When to Do Data Journalism

For the past few years, journalists have increasingly talked about how better to integrate data. Often with stories culled from spreadsheets come interactive databases and with them an increase that important website metric: engagement. Data journalism, though means an awful … Continue reading

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What makes that story so good?

“All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it … Continue reading

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New book offers advice on telling stories with data

Something that may be worth checking out: A new book, “Visualize This” by Nathan Yau, a PhD candidate in Statistics at UCLA and blogger at flowingdata.com, promises to be a practical guide for creating graphics. It appears to be geared … Continue reading

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Bridging the gap between ‘writers’ and digital journalists

On PBS Mediashift, Gary Moskowitz looks at what seems to be his student journalists want to write more than they want to use other mediums to tell stories. Toward the end, he makes this observation, “Since we, as online journalism … Continue reading

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News Article vs. Story

Steve Buttry posted some interesting thoughts today on newspaper articles, which some like digital/social media commentator Jeff Jarvis has deemed mostly outmoded, and stories. From Buttry’s post, an article is something more akin to a collection of facts: Even before … Continue reading

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Finding ways to tell truly interactive stories

One of the early goals that caused me to leave a full-time newspaper web editing job was a desire to become a better storyteller by a) reporting on more stories and b) to eventually go back to school and study … Continue reading

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Angela Dice, writer, videographer, photographer — journalist

I have been a journalist for 10 years, and have been part of one of the scariest yet most exciting upheavals of the profession that’s happened in decades. That change has brought with it terrific new challenges and opportunities to … Continue reading

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