The Data Journalism Handbook
Towards A Critical Data Practice
Anita Say Chan
Amsterdam University Press
The Data Journalism Handbook: Towards a Critical Data Practice provides a rich and panoramic introduction to data journalism, combining both critical reflection and practical insight. It offers a diverse collection of perspectives on how data journalism is done around the world and the broader consequences of datafication in the news, serving as both a textbook and a sourcebook for this emerging field. With more than 50 chapters from leading researchers and practitioners of data journalism, it explores the work needed to render technologies and data productive for journalistic purposes. It also gives a "behind the scenes" look at the social lives of data sets, data infrastructures, and data stories in newsrooms, media organizations, start-ups, civil society organizations and beyond. The book includes sections on "doing issues with data," "assembling data," "working with data," "experiencing data," "investigating data, platforms and algorithms," "organizing data journalism," "learning data journalism together" and "situating data journalism."
Liliana Bounegru is Lecturer in Digital Methods at the Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London, co-founder of the Public Data Lab and Research Associate at the Digital Methods Initiative, University of Amsterdam.Jonathan Gray is Lecturer in Critical Infrastructure Studies at the Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London, co-founder of the Public Data Lab and Research Associate at the Digital Methods Initiative, University of Amsterdam.