• How visual metaphor helps move our data off the page

    RJI Fellows Class of 2020–2021
    How visual metaphor helps move our data off the page
    January 27, 2021

    Good visual journalism isn’t about learning the newest D3 wrapper — it’s about communication and emotional resonance.
  • Pre-reporting for data journalists

    RJI Fellows Class of 2020–2021
    Pre-reporting for data journalists
    January 25, 2021

    Exploratory data analysis probably doesn’t sound like a statistical innovation in its own right. Even the authors of the paper in question argue that the technique represents “an influential back-to-basics movement.”
  • The promise of environmental data journalism

    RJI Fellows Class of 2020–2021
    The promise of environmental data journalism
    July 23, 2020

    What we learn at Grist will be used to translate these lessons into guides for other small or non-profit newsrooms
  • RJI Fellow to develop data-journalism unit for smaller scale nonprofit newsroom

    RJI Fellow to develop data-journalism unit for smaller scale nonprofit newsroom
    July 10, 2020

    Grist Data Strategist Clayton Aldern is spending a fellowship at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute exploring how easily he can develop a data-journalism unit at his smaller, nonprofit newsroom.
  • COP22: UN climate gathering falls under Trump shadow

    Reporting on Climate Adaptation
    COP22: UN climate gathering falls under Trump shadow
    November 15, 2016

    President-elect Donald Trump’s surprise election victory has unsettled a major global warming treaty, just as diplomats gather at a major United Nation’s climate meeting in Marrakesh, Morocco.
  • Hot zone: Covering the rise in heat waves

    Reporting on Climate Adaptation
    Hot zone: Covering the rise in heat waves
    July 12, 2016

    It was the hottest June on record for the lower 48 U.S. states — 3.3 degrees above normal and a hair above a 1933 Dust Bowl-era record, reported National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration last week.
  • Helping reporters find an angle on climate adaptation

    Helping reporters find an angle on climate adaptation
    March 17, 2016

    Climate change can be a complicated and challenging story to tell. But for journalists, one angle may make it easier: how your community can adapt to local climate risks.
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