Navigating the field of data journalism, a field that borrows methods and terms from so many disciplines, can be hard – especially in the beginning. You need to speak the language in order to collaborate with others and knowing which words to type into a search engine is the first step to learning new things.

That’s why we started the Journocode Data Journalism Dictionary. It aims to explain technical terms from fields like programming, web development, statistics and graphics design in a way that every journalist and beginner can understand them.

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  • Algorithm
  • API
  • Application programming interface
  • Arithmetic mean
  • BitBucket
  • Cascading Style Sheets
  • Choropleth
  • CLI
  • Comma-separated values
  • Command Line Interface
  • Compiler
  • CSS
  • CSV
  • Fuzzy Search
  • Geocoding
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Histogram
  • HTML
  • HyperText Markup Language
  • Internet Protocol Address
  • Interpreter
  • IP address
  • JavaScript
  • JavaScript Object Notation
  • JSON
  • Lazy evaluation
  • Lazy loading
  • Machine Learning
  • Mean
  • Median
  • Normal distribution
  • Open Source
  • P-Value
  • Programming language
  • R
  • Responsive
  • RStudio
  • Scraping
  • Significance
  • Significance Level
  • Significant
  • Simpson’s paradox
  • Text Editor
  • Trimmed mean
  • Truncated mean
  • UID
  • User Experience Design
  • User Interface Design
  • UXD
  • Version control
  • Working directory