After a five-month wait, Nación Data has launched the Spanish version of the Data Journalism Handbook. The book is free, open-source, and is designed to help journalists use data to improve their stories.
The idea for the book came from a workshop headed up by the European Journalism Center and the Open Knowledge Foundation, and was made possible by an international effort that included the newsrooms of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the BBC, the Chicago Tribune, Deutsche Welle, The Guardian, the Financial Times, Helsingin Sanomat, La Nación (Argentina), the New York Times, ProPublica, the Washington Post, the Texas Tribune, Verdens Gang, Wales Online, and Zeit Online, among many others.
The book is divided into six chapters, with an introduction that explains what data journalism means for news. The book then explains how data journalism has been adopted by different newsrooms and how journalists have used it. Through case studies, the book also analyzes some data journalism projects. The last three chapters are focused on how to get data, how to understand it, and how to disseminate it.
The English version of the handbook can be found at datajournalismhandbook.org.
Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.