ThimphuTech was the first technology blog in Bhutan. We started writing it in 2009, just as broadband and mobile internet started to take off. (Although internet in Bhutan was launched in 1999, it was either super-slow or super-expensive, and was only used by a selected few).

In the blog, we wrote about technology and food, but also about plenty of other stuff. The blog became popular and influential in Bhutan. A companion bi-weekly column -- Ask Boaz -- was published for many years in the Kuensel, Bhutan's national newspaper. (The complete Kuensel columns are available as an ebook, Blogging with Dragons).

We stopped updating the blog when we left Bhutan in 2014, but the information within the posts can still prove useful, and thus we decided to keep it online.

We thank all our readers.
Tashi Delek,
Boaz & Galit.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Data Journalism: good, free resources

Free for download and sharing
A recent advance in global journalism is "Data Journalism", which focuses on telling a story in a more compelling way, basing it on numbers and presenting the data effectively.

The new, free and online book Data Journalism Handbook provides a starting point and reference for journalists who want to base their stories on data and present them in a compelling way. The book was assembled by many journalists from top news agencies around the world, including BBC, The New York Times, The Guardian, Financial Times and Deutsche Welle.
The handbook defines and illustrates data journalism in difference ways, including: "Data journalism can help a journalist tell a complex story through engaging infographics."

Another interesting introduction to Data Journalism can be found in the series of free videos Journalism in the Age of Data: A Video Report on Data Visualization (also available in non-Flash and Podcast versions).

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