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The Data Journalism Handbook translated into French language version

22 August 2013 | PROJECT NEWS

 

The Data Journalism Handbook has reached a new milestone today with the publication of its third translation, into French, entitled Guide du datajournalisme.

Cover of the French version of the Data Journalism Handbook.
Cover of the French version of the Data Journalism Handbook.

The handbook is a free, collaborative book that aims to help journalists use data to improve journalism. It provides inspiring examples from news organisations across the world and a collection of tips and techniques from leading journalists, professors, software developers and data analysts. The book is the product of a collaboration between the European Journalism Centre and the Open Knowledge Foundation and was published in its original English version about a year ago.

Translated by the French publisher Eyrolles and edited by Nicolas Kayser-Bril, CEO and co-founder of Journalism++, and Editorial Board member of this website, the French edition is augmented with recent examples from French and Belgian publications such as Le Monde, Rue89 and France Soir.

Jean Abbiateci, a French freelance journalist and one of the winners of this year’s edition of the Data Journalism Awards, is one of the new authors added to the list of over 70 contributors to the book. In the case study entitled “Une pige de ‘scraping olimpique’”, Abbiateci recounts his work on obtaining and cleaning data for an application for the national public radio, France Info, dedicated to the London 2012 summer Olympics.

Hardcopies of the French edition of the handbook can be purchased from the website of Eyrolles, eyrolles.com, as of tomorrow. The book is freely available online on Journalism++ and the source code can be found on GitHub.

A Russian and a Spanish translation of the handbook have already been published and three other translations, into Chinese, Arabic and Portuguese, are in progress and will be published later this year. 

The French translation of the graphic by Lulu Pinney, showing what is in the book.
The French translation of the graphic by Lulu Pinney, showing what is in the book.
Project:
Data Driven Journalism Initiative
Believing journalism also involves innovation, the EJC strives to promote Data Driven Journalism and focalise media and audience attention on this developing trend. With this in mind, we’ve created the first dedicated data journalism website, established a community of practitioners, organised workshops, and participated in the publication of the “Data Journalism Handbook".

Project:
Data Journalism Handbook
The Data Journalism Handbook is a collection of tips, techniques, case studies, and tutorials from leading data journalism experts. Translated into Russian, with six more translations underway, the 'bible of data journalism' has become an essential component of the journalistic toolkit and a reference for many news rooms across the world.