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58111 - Reporting with Sound and Image : Data

In this guide:

Examples of Data Journalism

Guardian Data Blog - UK and Australia. The Guardian's Data Blog is a leading resource for the use of data visualisation in journalism.

FiveThirtyEight is another great example of data use in journalism. The Signal and the Noise is a book on data by Nate Silver, a frequent FiveThirtyEight contributor.


Datawrapper an easy visualisation tool to create charts and maps from your data. 

Google Fusion Tables is an excellent tool for visualising data - also take a look at the Google Fusion Tables Example Gallery 

Tableau Public is another resource for creating and sharing data visualisations.

Visualising Data has an incredible list of data visualisation tools - some of which are freely available.


Google's Making Sense of Data course is a free, online, self-paced course for anyone who wants to learn how to structure, visualise and manipulate data. This is an excellent resource for both students and journalists.

Doing Journalism with Data: First Steps, Skills and Tools is a free online course that covers essential concepts that will help you tell stories with data. This course has five modules covering the different stages of integrating data with journalism.

The Data Journalism Handbook is an open resource containing information and guidelines about using data in journalism. The handbook is free to read and is a great resource for journalists.

UTS Library has made a LinkedIn Learning playlist full of instructional videos to make infographics on free or commonly available platforms. The playlist is available here.

Intersect has a number of free training resources to help you learn how to visualise data. The Excel Fu, Clearning and exploring data with Open Refine and Data visualisation with Google Fusion Tables resources will be especially helpful.