The data’s role in every aspect of reporting has gained more significance in the last six years than in the past century. The rise of technologies and the use we have given them when telling stories has challenged journalists and the abilities they have to learn.

Having this in mind, the European Journalism Centre and the Google News Lab have decided to relaunch and update the Data Journalism Handbook, published in 2011.

This has been acclaimed to be the guidebook for data journalists learning, perfecting or just starting their craft.

The original Data Journalism Handbook was originally designed as a way to document the best practices of data journalism and teach how different teams did it. It is a key document in the history of data journalism, as important in its way as Philip Meyer’s 1970 classic Precision Journalism.

The new version will be launched in 2018 and it will be available in four languages as a free open-source download online and edited, like the original, by experts in the field Jonathan Gray and Liliana Bounegru.

On July 31st 2017, they will be opening a call for collaboration to solicit contributions. In 2018, authors and experts will join a Handbook Hack to create and edit content for the new edition.

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