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Data Journalism

Data Journalism
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Author(s): Andreas A. Veglis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece) and Charalampos P. Bratsas (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
Copyright: 2018
Pages: 10
Source title: Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2255-3.ch103


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The introduction of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) has transformed journalism profession through the digitalization of the work process as well as the introduction of the internet along with its services. Many new types of journalism have emerged, among which data journalism, which require journalists to have special ICT skills. Data journalism is a new form of journalism which has appeared gradually during the previous years, driven by the availability of data in digital form. This article studies the issue of data journalism. Specifically, the article will include a definition of data journalism as well as a discussion on the necessary ICT skills that journalists should have in order to cope with this new type of journalism. These skills are closely associated with the stages of the development of a data journalism project. Also, the relation between data journalism and open data will be presented due the importance of the later in the development of data journalism.

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