Visual Network Exploration for Data Journalists

Authored by: Tommaso Venturini , Mathieu Jacomy , Liliana Bounegru , Jonathan Gray

The Routledge Handbook of Developments in Digital Journalism Studies

Print publication date:  August  2018
Online publication date:  September  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138283053
eBook ISBN: 9781315270449
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315270449-21

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Abstract

Networks are classic but under-acknowledged figures of journalistic storytelling. Who is connected to whom and by which means? Which organizations receive support from which others? What resources or information circulate through which channels, and which intermediaries enable and regulate their flows? These are all customary stories and lines of inquiry in journalism, and they all have to do with networks. Additionally, the recent spread of digital media has increasingly confronted journalists with information coming not only in the traditional form of statistic tables but also of relational databases. Yet journalists have so far made little use of the analytical resources offered by networks.

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