Over the past several years, the ubiquity of data journalism has increased. Last year, the Guardian released a how-to guide on becoming a data journalist, and earlier in October Poynter published five essential tips for getting started in data journalism.
But what exactly is data journalism? Data journalism is the combination of several fields – from graphic design to investigative research. But this nebulous definition can leave some journalists confused as to what it really is, and how to get started.
The first step in becoming a data journalist is finding data. There are now various sources available online that help to facilitate this process. For those interested in getting started, Data Driven Journalism has provided users with a collection of learning resources, including “events, tools, tutorials, interviews and case studies.”