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Tow Center releases free book for journalists curious about data

What deep ideas lie behind the pragmatic field of data-driven journalism? A new book from Tow Center Fellow Jonathan Stray gives a useful look into how data works.

IJNet | April 01, 2016

New data tools help South Africans weigh in on national budget priorities

A new Code for South Africa tool shows how many minutes (or hours) people work to pay taxes each day and how much of the day they spend "working for themselves."

Raymond Joseph | March 28, 2016

ICFJ Knight roundup: New round of data journalism challenge highlights reporting on water, sanitation

impactAFRICA launches competition for water and sanitation reporting, projects developed by ICFJ Knight Fellows featured in innovation report and more from the Knight Fellows in this week’s roundup.

Sara Olstad | March 25, 2016

Vox Media, ICFJ Knight event 'Steal My Tool' featured eight open source tools for you to loot

Hosted amid the data journalism conference NICAR in Denver, Colorado, Steal My Tool showcased tools that fellow news organizations can take for their own use.

Margaret Looney | March 23, 2016

Dodgy Doctors tool claims new successes in Kenya

Thanks to a data-driven tool from Code for Africa and Kenya's The Star, Kenyan citizens have a way to protect themselves from fake doctors — and government policy is changing as a result.

Catherine Gicheru | March 22, 2016

Five useful podcasts for data journalism enthusiasts

The best data journalism podcasts, information overload in human rights reporting and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | March 18, 2016

ICFJ Knight roundup: Media Party returns to Miami this April

Media Party Miami to feature hands-on learning, GotToVote tool helps Kenyans register, and more from the Knight Fellows in this week’s roundup.

Sara Olstad | March 11, 2016

Security Assistance Monitor database aims to fill ‘black hole’ of U.S. foreign assistance coverage

A project of the Center for International Policy, the fact-checked, interactive database tracks four types of military and police aid to at least 190 countries.

Margaret Looney | March 08, 2016

Advice for journalists using development data to track progress

A recent impactAFRICA webinar revealed tips for journalists who use international development data and research to help them better evaluate development projects’ success in their home countries.

Sam Berkhead | March 01, 2016

How to increase cross-border data journalism collaborations

Improving data journalism’s international scope, China’s new ban on foreign media and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | February 26, 2016

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