The Data Journalist: Getting the Story is the definitive introduction to using data and technology in reporting for both journalism students and working practitioners. The text covers both the basics and more advanced techniques, discussing what data is, where it is stored, how it can be used, and, ultimately, how it can drive incredible journalism. Covering all of the major methods used by modern journalists, including current and cutting-edge technologies such as Google Fusion Tables, ArcMap, and Ruby on Rails, The Data Journalist demonstrates how to tell stories with data and how to combine the results of data analysis with traditional reporting. This engaging overview of the field pairs the theory and principles behind each method with examples drawn from top stories from around the world. It walks readers through the key techniques using detailed overviews paired with instructive online tutorials, offering readers both a theoretical and practical approach to incorporating data journalism into all media. Written in an accessible manner and suited for use by students and journalists alike, The Data Journalist is an invaluable guide to combining the results of data analysis with traditional reporting to create compelling journalism.