The Guardian’s DataStore is an example of data journalism, where stories are generated from data available on a particular topic. Now that there is a move towards open data with governments and institutions opening up their statistics the scope for this form of journalism is growing. The Guardian presents the data they are collecting in a variety of formats, from interactive charts and blog posts to spreadsheets. All can be accessed from the DataStore’s hompage. For example, this interactive guide to government spending:
One great feature of the DataStore is the ability to search government data for countries, cities and states around the world via the Global Development gateway. This data is collected from sources such as the IMF, World Bank and United Nations.
You can also view a list of all of the Guardian’s data blog posts and spreadsheets in one table. This is really useful to see the range of topics covered.