Data journalism is exactly what it sounds like, journalists using data to enhance their stories. Graphs or infographics in a news story are a couple examples of using data to tell a story. Data is a great source for journalists to use because it lends credibility to sources and can help explain complex topics to the public in a visual way. can get data from almost any website into a structured format or API for use in visualization software, such as Excel charts or Tableau.

Great data sources for journalists include:

  2. US Census Bureau
  3. European Union Open Data Portal
  5. The CIA World Factbook
  8. World Health Organization
  9. Amazon Web Services public datasets 
  10. Data Market
  11. And many more!