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How China is buying its way into Europe

‘Bloomberg has compiled the most comprehensive audit to date of China’s presence in Europe. It shows that China has bought or invested in assets amounting to at least $318 billion over the past 10 years’.

10 tips for collaborative data journalism projects by Mar Cabra

Mar Cabra, award-winning data journalist, former head of the Data & Research Unit at ICIJ, and Global Editors Network Board member, has kindly shared ten top tips for collaborative data journalism projects, to introduce the Data Journalism Den. These include the importance of building a network, advice on how to be a better manager, and why collaborative projects are like dinner parties.

Welcome to the Den

The Data Journalism Den is a new global hub by the Global Editors Network, dedicated to serving the international data journalism community through the collaborative exchange of data, tools, and resources.

Useful R functions you might not know

‘Almost every R user knows about popular packages like dplyr and ggplot2. But with 10,000+ packages on CRAN and yet more on GitHub, it’s not always easy to unearth libraries with great R functions’.

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