What is data journalism? What is it for? What might it do? What opportunities and limitations does it present? Who and what is involved in making and making sense of it?
The new edition of the Data Journalism Handbook explores new and innovative ways in which data is analysed, created and used in the context of journalism. And beyond that: it also reflects on the social, cultural, political and economic circumstances in which data journalism is embedded.
A huge amount has happened in the field since the first edition of the Data Journalism Handbook, published in 2012. The Data Journalism Handbook 2 wants to offer a unique perspective—a mix of views within and around data journalism. Alongside contributions from data journalists and practitioners about what they do, the book also includes the perspectives of researchers from fields such as anthropology, feminist studies, (new) media studies and digital sociology.
The book is available online as work in progress, with some chapters yet to be written.
The Data Journalism Handbook 2 is produced by the European Journalism Centre and Google News Initiative. The book will be available in English, Spanish, French and German as a free open-source download online and published by Amsterdam University Press (forthcoming, 2019). The Data Journalism Handbook 2 is edited, like the original, by experts in the field Jonathan Gray and Liliana Bounegru at the Public Data Lab.