Last year the Open Knowledge Foundation worked with the European Journalism Centre to publish the Data Journalism Handbook, a free, openly licensed reference book showing journalists how to use data to improve the news.
The fact that the book is openly licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike license has enabled various translation and localisation initiatives to bring its contents to new audiences around the world.
As well as translations of the original book chapters, the new edition includes recent examples of data journalism from French and Belgian outlets such as Le Monde, Rue89 and France Info. It is freely available online and the source code is on Github.
If you’re interested in data journalism you can join our data driven journalism mailing list, co-hosted with the European Journalism Centre.
Dr. Jonathan Gray is Lecturer in Critical Infrastructure Studies at the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London, where he is currently writing a book on data worlds. He is also Cofounder of the Public Data Lab; and Research Associate at the Digital Methods Initiative (University of Amsterdam) and the médialab (Sciences Po, Paris). More about his work can be found at jonathangray.org and he tweets at @jwyg.